Crab Orchard Museum in Tazewell.
April, 2013
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Into the Wilderness

Wilderness Road State Park is about 310 acres that lie astride the Wilderness Road, a route carved by Daniel Boone in 1775. Photo by Keith Lanpher.Western Virginia was the wild frontier for settlers in the 1700s, and today more than 43 million Americans can trace their heritage to the families that migrated along The Wilderness Road.

~ Crab Orchard Museum, Tazewell
~ Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton
~ Martin's Station, Ewing
~ Mary Draper Ingles Cabin, Radford
~ More Wilderness Road History Sites

Virginia's Indian Tribes

Pamunkey Indian tribal members taken at the Pamunkey Indian reservation. Photo by to 1607, three distinctive tribes dominated the land - Powhatan, Monacan and Cherokee.

Today there are 11 officially recognized tribes in Virginia.

~ Mattaponi Museum
~ Monacan Indian Living History Village
~ Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Community House & Interpretive Center
~ Wolf Creek Indian Village & Museum
~ More Museums & Interpretive Sites

Unearthing Virginia's Past

Maccallum More, Chase City. Photo by Justin Eubanks.Artifacts give us a better understanding of life before our time. Visit a Virginia museum to see and touch vast collections.

~ Graham-White Exhibit, Virginia Museum of Natural History
~ Woodland Indian Exhibit, Museum of the Middle Appalachians
~ More Natural History & Science Museums

Civil War 150th

Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and Emancipation

The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and Emancipation includes special events and battle reenactments.

» The Civil War in Virginia
» National Civil War Life Museum
» VA Museum of the Civil War
» LINCOLN Movie Trail

Jamestown 1607

Kids at Jamestown Settlement. Photo by

The first permanent English colony in the New World was settled in 1607 along the banks of the James River.

» Historic Jamestowne
» Jamestown Settlement
» A Jamestown Getaway
» May 11: Jamestown Day
» Jamestown Discovery Trail

Dig Presidential History

Montpelier - Home of James and Dolley Madison

Get your hands dirty with Virginia's presidential history when you embark upon an archaeological dig.

» Monticello Field Research
» Montpelier Expeditions
» Birthplace of Presidents

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