Damascus, Virginia, is a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the gateway to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

It is traversed by the Appalachian Trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Trans-America National Bicycle Trail, the Iron Mountain Trail, the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, the Crooked Road Musical Heritage Trail, Virginia's Birding and Wildlife Trail, and lies within a short distance of hundreds of miles of other hiking, horse, and biking trails.

The town is becoming a major tourist destination for those seeking a way into the wilderness. We invite you to visit with us, sit on the porch of one of our bed and breakfasts, ride a bike through our forests, walk beside a mountain stream, and make yourself at home.

Mobile phone site

Local residents: click on this line to see current notices related to town business.
Town Council meeting date, Market Summary, more.

Five Days in Damascus:
Suggestions for an exciting and economical five-day visit in Virginia's High Country

Aerial photo of Damascus by Germain Media

Germain Media
Autumn in Damascus.

Click on the photo or here to visit a page of photos and contact information by Germain Media.

Springtime in Damascus
Springtime in Damascus
Come visit.
Town of Damascus - first official video
Town of Damascus video

Click on the photo to see the first official video for the Town of Damascus, or go to this link: https://vimeo.com/84332824

Community Pathway Project
Click on this line for information on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Community Pathways Project

Damascus Business Group
Damascus, an Appalachian Trail Community
Damascus, Virginia
Virginia is for Lovers