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Discover the character of this West End neighborhood

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Why preservation matters

Historic preservation is not just about saving old buildings. It is good for the community. Read more »

Get to know Historic Staunton

Browse our Online Collections

But don’t forget to visit HSF’s Preservation Workroom, located in the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art. Make an appointment today »

HSF Photos and Slides

Explore our Flickr albums of over 2,000 images, representing all historic neighborhoods.

A Historical Timeline of Staunton’s Architecture

Historical information and images documenting Stauntons Architecture.

COMING SOON: Architectural Inventory

HSF photographed and documented Staunton’s historic buildings facilitating the designation of five historic districts. The resulting inventory catalogs the architectural characteristics of each property.  To make this information available online, HSF volunteers have begun to scan and digitize HSF’s inventory.  

News & Updates

Enjoy Queen City Mischief & Magic this weekend

HSF hopes you have a great adventure here in the Queen City.  Enjoy the magical architecture as well as the various muggle contraptions to be discovered in Staunton. If downtown becomes overwhelmed with dueling witches and wizards - set off into the surrounding...

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2022 Saturday Walking Tours

Saturday Morning Walking Tours are in full swing. Join us at 10:00 am - 20 South New Street – The R.R. Smith Center for History and Art Tours last about 2 hours - Rain or shine - we suggest comfortable walking shoes, an umbrella or sunscreen as needed! 10 am Saturday,...

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