A history and description of Staunton Caverns has been prepared by Rick Lambert and shared with the VSS for publication on the VSS website. Here's a short summary of the report:
"The City of Staunton in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is well known for its caves and karst. First known as Dogwood Cave, from the hill it is on, Staunton Caverns was renamed in 1907 when it was commercialized. Though it was closed shortly afterwards it remained a favorite destination for the caving youth of Staunton until the City closed it with a steel door and later with a cement block wall."
The full report can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat PDF format here.