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Abingdon Muster Grounds

Location: Abingdon

In the summer of 1780, the Southern American colonies – and hopes of independence – seemed at the mercy of an invading British army. A ... More Info

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Winchester's oldest home

Abram's Delight Museum

Location: Winchester
Winchester's oldest home

As an early settler, Abraham Hollingsworth traveled the Wilderness Trail when it was still an Indian path. He built one of the first grist mills in... More Info

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Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County ~ AAHA

Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier ...

Location: The Plains
Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County ~ AAHA

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Albemarle County Courthouse

Albemarle County Courthouse

Location: Charlottesville
Albemarle County Courthouse

The courthouse was first established in 1762, on land donated by Dr. Thomas Walker. William Cabell was the first builder of the original frame buil... More Info

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Alexandria Archaeology Museum

Alexandria Archaeology Museum

Location: Alexandria
Alexandria Archaeology Museum

Step right into the Museum's laboratory and see archaeologists at work reconstructing Alexandria's history, fragment by fragment. The Museum ... More Info

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Historic Aquia Church in Stafford

Aquia Church

Location: Stafford
Historic Aquia Church in Stafford

The Historic Aquia Church is one of the oldest active colonial churches still in operation in America today, and is designated a National Historic ... More Info

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Ash Lawn-Highland

Ash Lawn-Highland, Home of President James Monroe

Location: Charlottesville
Ash Lawn-Highland

In 1799, James Monroe and his family moved into Highland, their Albemarle "cabin castle," adjacent to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Jefferson, Mon... More Info

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Aspenvale Cemetery

Aspenvale Cemetery

Location: Chilhowie
Aspenvale Cemetery

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Avoca Museum

Avoca Museum

Location: Altavista
Avoca Museum

Avoca, the principal architectural landmark of the Town of Altavista, is an American Queen Anne-style house, designed by architect J.M.B. Lewis and... More Info

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Bacon's Castle

Location: Surry

Built in 1665 by Arthur Allen, Bacon's Castle is the only surivivng example of Jacobean architecture in the United States and the oldest brick dwel... More Info

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Ball-Sellers House

Location: Arlington County

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Balthis House

Balthis House

Location: Front Royal
Balthis House

Balthis House -- the oldest house on the oldest street in Front Royal, built circa 1787, is open to the public for guided tours May 1-October 31 an... More Info

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Battersea Mansion

Battersea Mansion

Location: Petersburg
Battersea Mansion

18th century five part Palladian style mansion which has been restored. Battersea was built by Petersburg's Founding Father, John Bannister, who si... More Info

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Berkeley Plantation

Location: Charles City

Berkeley's history begins in 1619 when settlers observed the first official Thanksgiving in America. The original 1726 Georgian mans... More Info

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Bermuda Hundred

Location: Chester

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Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives - The Museum of ...

Location: Richmond

The Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives is Richmond’s museum of Jewish history, art and culture. Located in the historic Fan District, the Muse... More Info

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Boone Highway Marker

Boone Trail Highway Marker

Location: Hillsville
Boone Highway Marker

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Botetourt County Museum

Botetourt County Historical Museum

Location: Fincastle
Botetourt County Museum

The Botetourt County Historical Museum serves as a repository for hundreds of artifacts that have helped to interpret the history of Botetourt... More Info

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