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Virginia's Historic National Parks

Appomattox Court House National Historical ParkVirginia has 22 national parks stretching from Assateague National Seashore to Shenandoah National Park.Touching both history and natural beauty, national parks are national treasures.

~ Directory of Virginia's National Parks
~ Nov 9-11: Free Entrance at all national parks in honor of Veterans Day


History of Thanksgiving


Yorktown Victory Center Open Hearth CookingThe first Thanksgiving occurred in 1619 on the grounds of Berkeley Plantation. Join in the festivities of the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival at the same location on November 3.

~ Nov 26-Dec 1: Natural Bridge Indian Village Fall Harvest Festival
~ Nov 28-30: Food & Feasts of Colonial Virginia at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center
~ More Thanksgiving Events

Veterans Day Weekend

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Visit a military museum or attend a special event this Veterans Day weekend.

» National Museum of the Marine Corps
» The Tank Museum

» U.S. Army Transportation Museum
» Virginia War Museum

» More Military Museums

Cobblestone Getaway

Abingdon

Plan a holiday getaway to one of Virginia's historic districts.

» Abingdon
» Big Stone Gap
» Cape Charles
» Charlottesville
» Gloucester
» Leesburg
» Lexington
» Martinsville
» Smithfield

Upcoming History Events

Battle of Great Bridge

» Nov 9: Our American Girl, Mount Vernon
» Nov 16-17: Revolutionary War Weekend, Woodbridge
» Nov 22: Anniversary of Blackbeard's Demise, Fort Story
» Dec 7-8: Battle of Great Bridge, Chesapeake

» More History Events

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