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Visit Culpeper, Virginia - :30 Second Spot
Just an hour from DC, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg, and a short drive to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive, Culpeper is the perfect base for your Virginia adventure. Savor inspired farm-to-fork chef creations, enjoy some very cool shopping, and a show at the restored State Theatre, all in an award-winning historic Downtown. Virginia's best wineries and only legal moonshine distillery are just minutes away. Take the train -- Amtrak arrives right in the heart of Downtown, within walking distance to everything.
Visit Culpeper, Virginia - Arts & Culture
Visit the recently renovated historic State Theatre, take in a classic movie at the Library of Congress, or embark on the self-guided Downtown Art Walk, and feel the arts come alive! New arts organizations and galleries are fostering up-and-coming talent and more accomplished local artists. Cultural events like the Bluemont summer concerts, Stage Alive community concerts, and community chorale and theatre offer a multitude of local, regional, and national performers. Lovers of opera and symphony will enjoy present day stars nurturing the concert stars of tomorrow at the nearby, world renowned Castleton Festival, just a short drive from Culpeper.
Visit Culpeper, Virginia - History & Heritage
In 1775, the Culpeper Minutemen mustered in Old Clayton’s field in Culpeper, what is Yowell Meadow Park today. With its rich agricultural heritage, and Colonial and Civil War history, Culpeper offers an authentic experience for visitors to step back in time. Civil War battlefields are well-preserved and bear strong resemblance to their original landscape. Explore them on your own or enhance your visit with a knowledgeable local guide. The Museum of Culpeper History offers a unique glimpse into Culpeper’s past, and the walls of Graffiti House in Brandy Station contain over 200 pieces of original graffiti and drawings left behind by recuperating Union and Confederate soldiers. The annual Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour in October is the perfect weekend to explore Culpeper’s agricultural heritage, and many local farms are open to the public year ‘round for tours, on site purchases, or just strolling around.
Visit Culpeper, Virginia - Historic Downtown
Founding fathers, Civil War generals, and centuries of colorful characters have shaped the history of Culpeper, Virginia, and our downtown bears the mark of them all. Through the years, community revitalization efforts have paid off and today Culpeper stands as a shining example of Virginia’s Main Street program. A working community and visitor destination at once, the vibrant array of shops, restaurants, attractions, and accommodations offer visitors the perfect place to unwind. Let Amtrak bring you right into the restored train depot and into the heart of the historic downtown. The National Trust named Culpeper a Great American Main Street in 2012. Take just a few steps and you’ll see why.
Visit Culpeper, Virginia - Wine & Moonshine
Wine, ‘Shine, and taste your way through scenic countryside when you visit Culpeper’s award winning wineries and Virginia’s only legal moonshine distillery at Belmont Farm. Sample exceptional vintages and discover the process behind their production and the creation of moonshine, a once elusive drink making a big comeback!
Visit Culpeper, Virginia - Nature & Outdoors
Just 30 minutes from Shenandoah National Park and the Skyline Drive, Culpeper is an ideal base from which to explore the Park and surrounding scenic countryside including Old Rag and White Oak Canyon. Culpeper is also an angler’s paradise, with some of the region’s best fly fishing on area rivers, and small species fishing in lakes around town. For a leisurely drive on two wheels or four, grab the popular brochure Day Rides and Sunday Drives and explore some of the most scenic drives around. In the spring and summer, visitors can enjoy world-class equestrian shows at HITS Culpeper at Commonwealth Park; part of the international-level hunter/jumper horse shows produced by Horse Shows In The Sun (HITS).
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