Living Here

Our Town
Ashland is a Virginia Main Street Community with a mix of home-grown restaurants and unique shops to complement popular national chains. There's a piece of Ashland Americana for everyone with local art galleries, live music venues, fresh food at the farmer's market, wine tastings, our historic train station, and the newly-opened Ashland Museum. Or, if you'd rather, drop in for some legendary southern hospitality after a long day at Kings Dominion, cruising the hundreds of miles of bike paths connected to the town or between day trips to the dozens of beaches, historical sites and attractions within a short drive.

Please use the links to the left for directions, maps, and visitor information. Click here for a map of downtown. For further information or additional needs, please contact our Visitor Center at (804) 752-6766.
Center of the Universe
Center of the Universe
The locals affectionately call Ashland the "Center of the Universe" because of our central location in the state and along the Atlantic Coast. Ashland is a day trip away from Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, Jamestown, the Shenandoah Valley, Monticello, Mount Vernon, Yorktown, Kings Dominion, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, New York City, Myrtle Beach, and hundreds of attractions in between.

Central location also contributes to a melting pot of local businesses suited to fit every fashion, brighten any living room and delight any appetite. Come center your life with food, shopping and fun for everyone in the Center of the Universe!
Getting Around
Ashland is located in Hanover county, only 15 minutes north of Richmond and 90 minutes south of Washington D.C. The town can be accessed via Interstate 95, Virginia Route 1 or the Amtrak train that stops right in the heart of our historic downtown district. If you prefer two wheels, Ashland is also the intersection of the nation's two longest bike routes, #1 and #76.