In 1749, at the of age 17, George Washington was commissioned to survey and plot the Town and the County of Culpeper. Young Washington liked what he saw and recorded that the Town occupied a "high and pleasant situation." This statement still rings true today, Spend just a day in Culpeper and you will quickly see why the town has been listed in The 100 Best Small Towns in America by Norman Crampton.
Culpeper has a tendency of taking you back in time while offering modern recreation options. Quaint shops, art galleries and restaurants dot the town. In the county, immerse yourself in history by visiting a Civil War Battlefield, National Cemetery or tour the Museum of Culpeper History. Also known as "horse country", Culpeper is home to a Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) circuit, which puts on a summer series of equine competitions. Get outdoors and take a trip on Skyline Drive; bike on a scenic byway, or visit one of many Culpeper wineries.
Culpeper is geographically located 70 miles from Washington, D.C., and 50 miles from Northern Virginia.