Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Waynesboro is known for many attractions, but mainly for the people. The townspeople have a sincerity, which combined with a friendly, helpful nature, welcomes visitors and makes them feel at home. This has been true since the establishment of Waynesboro in 1797. The town was named for General Anthony Wayne, a hero of the Revolutionary War. The railways cross in Waynesboro, which made it a great industrial location.
Tour the streets that now cover the grounds of the Battle of Waynesboro. Stop at the Plumb House Museum, which was between the battle lines, and visit the Waynesboro Heritage Museum in downtown at the corner of Main Street and Wayne Avenue. The museum has a wonderful collection of pictures, photographs, antiques, collectibles, a world-class doll collection and a Valley Native American artifacts collection. The Fishburne Military School is located here, as well as the P. Buckley Moss Gallery, the Wildlife Center of Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley Art Center.
Waynesboro is near the intersecting point of the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, offering unlimited beauty. There is a great variety of recreational activities to enjoy. Fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, golf, horseback riding, swimming, canoe trips, and skiing are available.
The events held each year include the Extreme Fest, Chili, Blues n' Brews Festival, Summer Extravaganza, the Soap Box Derby Classic, and the Virginia Fall Foliage Festival and Art Show displaying painting, sculpture, photography and more.