The Mary Baldwin campus is on 54 beautiful (and hilly) acres overlooking Staunton, Virginia’s vibrant downtown area. Just a few steps away from campus the city brims with an eclectic personality — described as sophisticated, energized, laid back, historic, beautiful, and welcoming.
In town, you can find live music, two restored movie theatres, a dozen or more art galleries, several coffee houses, restaurants for all budgets, and some terrific shopping. Plus, there’s a world-famous Shakespeare theatre and the birthplace and library of a U.S. president. Five historic districts combined with modern facilities make Staunton a destination for filmmakers, festivals, conferences, and visitors from around the world.
Whether you’re into Shakespeare or community theatre, punk or bluegrass, a neighborhood bar or corner coffee house, down-home cooking or haute cuisine, it’s a place that draws you in. It’s your college town. Welcome to Staunton.
Citing its history and modern-day cultural offerings, Smithsonian magazine names Staunton among its “20 Best Small Towns in America.” Read more.