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    Jefferson Hotel

    Tredegar Civil War Center


    Emancipation Oak

    Carter Family Fold

    Wilderness Road State Park

  • Historic Sites

  • Virginia is an American history icon. Our country began here in 1607, and it's no surprise that the Old Dominion has more than its share of historic and historical sites, exhibits, monuments and legendary personas. Each has its own unique story, and nearly all have a friendly Virginia face to share their passion for the tale.

    From the rivers of John Smith's explorations to the wilderness of the early westward pioneers, you'll find interesting diversions across the state. And for the casual browser or the serious history buff, the lone seeker or the family of enthusiasts, visitors will likely never exhaust the historical experiences available in Virginia. So dive right in and let the subjects below be your guide.


  • Virginia Experiences

    November 5th, 2015
    As the colors of fall roll eastward across Virginia, ride the wave all the way to the shore for beauty and signature Coastal ...
    October 23rd, 2015
    The entirety of Virginia is historic ground. Fierce battles of multiple wars have stained the land, and dark moments in ...
    October 14th, 2015
    In Virginia the fall season isn’t confined to the mountains. When the leaves turn their vibrant fall colors you can be sure ...
    July 29th, 2015
    A family vacation is all about memory-making, right? The old saying goes, “The family that plays together stays ...
    May 18th, 2015
    Virginia’s history is America’s history. When you visit these sites, take your time to enjoy significant ...
    March 17th, 2015
    The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War is fast approaching. Where better to be for this significant point in ...
    March 3rd, 2015
    Tuck into a cozy corner or dine fireside at one of these Virginia taverns. In original buildings dating from the 1700s, ...
    February 18th, 2015
    The next time you’re traveling Interstate 95, take a detour for fun, great food and true Virginia experiences.   ...
    February 11th, 2015
    Claiming eight United States Presidents, of course presidents have eaten, slept, and strode all over Virginia and in the ...
    February 10th, 2015
    Wine, Virginia and presidents are all beautifully intertwined. Grape growing began in 1619 with the Twelfth Act, a mandate ...

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