Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.
VIRGINIA HISTORY AND HERITAGE TRAVEL IDEAS
July 2013
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Face to Face with History

Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums. Photos by CameronDavidson@CameronDavidson.com.We can imagine and reenact history, but we can't walk in the shoes of those who lived it. These Virginia sites, however, interpret history very well.

~ Colonial Williamsburg
~ Henricus Historical Park
~ Jamestown Settlement
~ Mount Vernon, George Washington's Estate and Gardens
~ Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
~ More Historic Sites


Two Wars, One Location


1781 Battle of PetersburgThe Revolutionary War and the Civil War overlapped ground in Virginia. Visit these destinations to stand where soldiers of both wars stood.

~ Chesapeake: Great Bridge 1775 | 1863
~ Norfolk: Fort Norfolk - Defense in the War of 1812 | Union Defense and Prison 1862
~ Petersburg: 1781 Battle | 1864 Battle
~ Portsmouth: British Occupation 1812 | Union and Confederate Occupation 1862
~ Williamsburg: Colonial Capital of Virginia until 1780 | 1862 Battle
~ Yorktown: Victory 1781 | Final Resting Place for 2,100+ Union Soldiers
~ Road to Revolution Heritage Trail
~ The Civil War in Virginia

Battle Reenactments

Old Town Manassas Civil War Weekend

If you've ever wondered what a historic battlefield camp and or clash looked like, see these upcoming reenactments.

» July 27-28: 149th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Kernstown
» Aug 23-25: Old Town Manassas Civil War Weekend

Emancipation

Emancipation Oak

Step under the Emancipation Oak at Hampton University for a moment. Beneath it, the South first learned of President Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.

National Geographic calls it one of the 10 Great Trees of the World.

» Emancipation in Virginia

Recreated & Filmed

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

Virginia's history is America's history. See some of the victories, losses and pivotal, historical moments brought to life through dramas filmed in Virginia.

» LINCOLN | Movie Trail
» John Adams
» Cold Mountain
» Gods and Generals

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