Culpeper Rich History and Modern Charm
Welcome to the Conveniently-Located Historic Town of Culpeper, Virginia
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 and enjoy some very cool shopping, 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.
Our Best Dining Tips
Flavor On Main provides exceptional modern american cuisine inside a historical, art-deco themed building flaunting the 1920s and ’30s. They serve prohibition and craft cocktails and offer daily specials and Happy Hour. The Piedmont Steakhouse located in an 1890’s historic brick building in Downtown Culpeper features savory dishes served in the main or balcony level dining area. They also feature a cozy bar and lounge area. If you love chicken and waffles, you absolutely must try the bourbon maple syrup at Sweet Roux.
Our Best Shopping Tips
For fashionistas of all ages, The Rusty Willow Boutique is a southern-rooted, family-owned shop on Davis Street. Opened in 2019, the boutique offers clothing, accessories, gifts and more! Pamper your pets with gifts and accessories from Reigning Cats and Dogs.
Our Best Tips for Fun and Adventure
Culpeper features rich history and modern charm, with activities fun for the whole family. Cuddle goats and feed the chickens at Charming Hill Farm. Take a stab at axe throwing at Chill-axe-in. Enjoy boating, water skiing, kayaking, golfing, fishing, or horseback riding at Lake of the Woods, which features a 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”.
Our Best Tips for Culture and Entertainment
Explore the wine country! One of my favorites is Mountain Run, which prides itself on the production of small-batch, distinctive, high-quality wines, ciders, and meads. Don’t forget the many festivals and events hosted in the Culpeper area throughout the year. Some of those include February’s Mardi Gras Celebration, April’s Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest, May’s Wicked Bottom 5K, The Summer Third Thursday Concert Series, June’s CulpeperFest, an old-fashioned Fourth of July Festival with a Car and Bike Show, September’s Hoptober Fest, a Fall Farm Tour, October’s Air Fest and a Holiday Open House.