Culpeper, Virginia, isn’t a place. It’s a destination. Tucked in rolling foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s hailed as the prettiest town in Virginia by “Architectural Digest.”
Historic Culpeper retains a wholesome hometown feel where a handshake is as good as your word. Yet, it’s rich in culture and boasts an international flair. Downtown’s renowned Davis Street and beyond is full of niche shops, unique boutiques and antiquing. It’s a foodie’s paradise that features old-school diners, haute cuisine and every craving in between. And keep your eyes open. You just may bump into a celebrity or famous politician strolling the streets.
Travel any direction and you’re sure to find something fun and exciting. The Audio-Visual Conservation at The Library of Congress at Mount Pony is here in Culpeper. The area is loaded with Civil War and Revolutionary War landmarks. Montpelier and Monticello are a short drive away. Day trips to Graves Mountain Lodge and Shenandoah National Park are a favorite. The University of Virginia and the wineries of Charlottesville are 45 minutes down the road. And all the great things Washington, D.C., has to offer can be found just 75 miles away.
Culpeper, Virginia: Travels With Darley
Explore history, culture, nature and great food and drinks in Virginia’s Piedmont. From the small town of Culpeper, Virginia, learn about Civil War history at Brandy Station Battlefield and the Graffiti House, visit James Madison’s Montpelier, try local wine and moonshine, hike along the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park and cycle country roads. Look for “Travels with Darley” episodes on PBS, Amazon Prime and Ovation TV’s Journy App available in the Apple Store, Roku, Plex and beyond.