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VIRGINIA HISTORY AND HERITAGE TRAVEL IDEAS
April, 2012
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OpSail 2012 Virginia™

Norfolk Harborfest® Make plans now to attend OpSail 2012 Virginia™ - a large event of tall ships commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the birth of The Star-Spangled Banner - taking place June 1-12, 2012.

Events will take place in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Yorktown, Chesapeake, and Cape Charles.


Commemorating the Civil War and Emancipation

Civil War Sesquicentennial LogoThe commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and Emancipation includes many special events and battle reenactments across Virginia.

~ The Civil War in Virginia




Virginia Sites for Remembrance

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial)Memorial Day is May 28. Visit a Virginia memorial as a show of thanks for sacrifices made.

~ Halifax County War Memorial
~ Iwo Jima Memorial
~ National D-Day Memorial
~ POW/MIA Memorial

Historic Hot Springs
& Spas

The Spa at Colonial Williamsburg

Refresh as our founding fathers once did - in a natural hot spring or with a history-inspired spa treatment.

» Jefferson Pools, 1761
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The Spa at Colonial Williamsburg
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More Hot Springs & Spas

Traversing the Wilderness

Dr. Thomas Walker

Follow the Wilderness Road - the original migratory route for westward settlement.

» Raid at Martin's Station, Ewing
» Blacksmithing at Big Walker Lookout, Wytheville
» Dr. Walker & Wilderness Settlement, Wytheville

Historic Triangle Happenings

Godspeed at Jamestown Day

Mark this treasured area off your bucket list this summer with a visit that includes new family fun events.

» Colonial Williamsburg
» Jamestown Day
» Yorktown Maritime Weekend


Featured Travel Packages  Featured Discounts

»
Civil War Tour of Orange & Culpeper, $1100+

» Washington's Footsteps, Fredericksburg, $205+

» Civil War in Richmond Package, $152+

»OpSail 2012 Virginia™ Package, $99+

»
 Natural Bridge Attractions 45% Off

» 4th Night Free at a James River Plantation

» $25 Gas Credit w/ 2 Night Stay, Waynesboro

» SAVE! 1 Pass, 4 Museums in Portsmouth
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