Visit Culpeper and step back into
a simpler time. A stellar example of the Virginia Main Street
program, the Town of Culpeper has revitalized its downtown with
world-class restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, and unique
gift shops. Architecturally and historically important, Culpeper’s
Victorian homes and Colonial era churches complement its equally
rich Civil War significance.
Brandy Station …Kelly's Ford …Cedar Mountain …During
the Civil War, more than 160 skirmishes occurred in and around
Culpeper including the Western Hemisphere’s largest cavalry
engagement at Brandy Station. Today, the preserved battlefields
offer peace and natural beauty.
Hiking, backpacking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding are
just a few of the many outdoor activities available in and around
Culpeper. See Civil War era battlefields and canals as you
pass by in your canoe or view the Blue Ridge from the back of a
In addition to the battlefields, other unique sites include Virginia's
only legal moonshine distillery, Belmont Farm. Taste some
of Virginia’s best wine at Culpeper’s vineyards, Old
House Vineyards, and Unicorn Winery. Culpeper is also the
home of The Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation
Center, where all of the motion picture and recorded history of
the United States is stored and preserved.
Culpeper is filled with unique shops and exceptional restaurants.
Among the many choices, Foti's, recently given 3 stars by the Washington
Post food critic, is owned and operated by the former Executive
Sous Chef from the Inn at Little Washington. Lucio Restaurant offers
the finest cuisine served in a gorgeous historic home. At Miss Minerva's
Tea Room and Gifts, a unique Victorian tearoom, guests may choose
a hat and feather boa to wear during the tea party. A mecca for
Red Hat ladies and little girls alike, one can top off afternoon
tea with shopping in all of the terrific shops in Culpeper.
Art and antiques abound in many quaint shops. Find gourmet
chocolates, organic meats and produce, country ham, and fresh donuts
all within a few blocks. Pamper yourself at one of Downtown’s
day spas or pamper your pets with something special from a shop
just for them. A 100-year-old hardware store carries everything
from seeds to nails to cast iron pots. Culpeper's friendly
faces and genuine customer service offer a respite from impersonal malls
and big box stores.
Culpeper is at the heart of a great Virginia vacation. For
more information, go to www.visitculpeperva.com.
Visit Culpeper soon, where you’ll see
that we are Still Making