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Historic Sites

Colonial Williamsburg

Historic Sites

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Historic Sites

The Jefferson Hotel

Historic Sites

Tredegar Civil War Center

Historic Sites

Historic Jamestowne

Historic Sites

Emancipation Oak

Historic Sites

Carter Family Fold

Historic Sites

Wilderness Road State Park

Historic Sites

Virginia is an American history icon. Our country began here in 1607, and it's no surprise that the Old Dominion has more than its share of historic and historical sites, exhibits, monuments and legendary personas. Each has its own unique story, and nearly all have a friendly Virginia face to share their passion for the tale.

From the rivers of John Smith's explorations to the wilderness of the early westward pioneers, you'll find interesting diversions across the state. And for the casual browser or the serious history buff, the lone seeker or the family of enthusiasts, visitors will likely never exhaust the historical experiences available in Virginia. So dive right in and let the subjects below be your guide.

 

Historic Sites James Madison's Montpelier

Virginia Experiences

February 13th, 2017
Eight U.S. Presidents were born in Virginia and most of their homes can be visited today. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, ...
January 19th, 2017
  Between the upcoming week of Inauguration events and the Women’s March on Washington happening in D.C. this Saturday, ...
January 13th, 2017
Virginia’s historic homes offer modern meeting amenities in beautiful settings. From 17th century estates to 19th century ...
January 11th, 2017
Discover the beauty of Virginia’s National Parks for free this year when you visit during any of the following fee-free ...
October 22nd, 2016
  Did you know that more Civil War battles took place in Virginia than any other state? Many of these battlefields have ...
October 18th, 2016
With significant historic destinations like Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Jamestown, and Mount Vernon, Virginia draws ...
October 14th, 2016
For wine enthusiasts and U.S. history buffs, the Commonwealth of Virginia — rich with Colonial, Revolutionary, Civil War and ...
August 11th, 2016
  There’s nothing quite like a father and son road trip, especially if the cameras are rolling and the two of them are ...
July 13th, 2016
  Virginia is full of sites that relate to the founding of our country, the Civil War, and many other historic moments, ...
June 30th, 2016
  You probably already have an annual tradition when it comes to watching fireworks on the 4th of July. The night ends ...

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