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VIRGINIA HISTORY AND HERITAGE TRAVEL IDEAS
Winter 2014
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Virginia History, One Historic Home at a Time

Magnolia Grange, built in 1822, is a federal-style plantation house named after the circle of magnolias that once graced its front lawn. Chesterfield, VA. History may be best appreciated when experienced through the lens of the homefront. Tour Virginia's historic homes for "a day in the life of" tours and experiences.

~ Presidential Homes
~ History Tours




Thank You, Barbara Johns

Virginia Civil Rights Memorial, made of granite and bronze, was sculpted by Stanley Bleifeld and dedicated July 2008. Richmond, VA. Meet Barbara Johns, a brave young woman who stood up for the desegregation of public schools, specifically, her own. Visit the Robert Russa Moton Museum this year, the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

~ Black History Month in Virginia
~ Famous African American Virginians



Virginia, Mother of Presidents

George Washington's Mount Vernon EstateTake a fresh look at Virginia's presidents in honor of Presidents' Day.

~ February 4 & 18: Tour the new National Library for the Study of George Washington

~ Birthplace of Presidents

On Virginia.org

» February Events
» March Events
» History Travel Packages
» Civil War in Virginia
» Historic Sites
» Order a Virginia Travel Guide


Virginia Blog

» 6 Things for History Buffs to Do and See in 2014

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9 "Must See" Virginia Landmarks

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10 Places for Kids to Fall in Love with History



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150th Commemoration

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The American Civil War divided the nation and is commemorated 150 years later through remembrance and educational events.

» Commemorative Events
» Battle Reenactments
» Emancipation in Virginia
» VirginiaCivilWar.org

Churches with a Story

Historic St. Luke's Church, circa 1632

If walls could talk, those of historic churches would have stories to tell.


» St. Luke's - oldest church of English foundation in America  
» Aquia - one of the oldest active colonial churches in America  
» First Baptist - oldest African-American Baptist church in America

History Filmed in Virginia

Daniel Day Lewis as LINCOLN. Ph: David James, SMPSP. DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC. All Rights Reserved.

See Virginia history on the big screen, then visit the filming locations.

» LINCOLN
» John Adams
» Gods and Generals

» MORE Filmed in Virginia
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