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Virginia is for History Lovers

The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums

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Birthplace of Presidents

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

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Historic Homes

George Washington's Mount Vernon

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Civil War History

Historic Tredegar in Richmond

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400+ Years of History

Jamestown Settlement Harbor

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The Crooked Road: Virginia's Music Heritage Trail

The Carter Family Fold

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Pioneer History and Westward Migration

Wilderness Road State Park

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Virginia History

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.

American Evolution 1619-20192019 Commemoration

It’s easy to remember Virginia as the “Birthplace of a Nation,” but many are not aware of the historic events that took place here in 1619, twelve years after the first colonists settled in Jamestown.

These events mark the beginning of our American Evolution and ongoing journey toward key ideals of Democracy, Diversity, and Opportunity.

The 2019 Commemoration will observe the 400th anniversary of:

  • The first representative legislative assembly in the New World
  • Arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America
  • The First Official English Thanksgiving in North America
  • Arrival and expanding impact of women on the Virginia Colony
  • The Entrepreneurial and Innovative spirit of the Virginia Colony

The 2019 Commemoration will showcase these historic events through American Evolution programs, signature events, and legacy projects over the next three years. Visit www.AmericanEvolution2019.com for more information.

Virginia Experiences

July 7th, 2017
The nickname “The Bluegrass State” may already be taken, but no thorough exploration of the genre’s sights and sounds would ...
July 6th, 2017
This article is the third in a series commemorating the American Evolution – Virginia to America 1619-2019 . See article one ...
June 29th, 2017
This article is the second in a series commemorating the American Evolution – Virginia to America 1619-2019 . See article ...
June 5th, 2017
Given Virginia’s natural beauty, you’d be forgiven for breaking out in song while standing atop one of its mountains or ...
May 30th, 2017
  Virginia’s rich history can be seen in places like Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, and Thomas Jefferson’s ...
May 19th, 2017
  This article is the first in a series commemorating the American Evolution – Virginia to America 1619-2019 . ...
May 8th, 2017
The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail is a driving trail through Southwest Virginia that takes you through one ...
May 2nd, 2017
There are many distinct features besides the food that transform a restaurant from a mere dining establishment to a ...
April 22nd, 2017
Within every Virginia vacation lies an opportunity to pair outdoor adventures, historic sites, beaches, or mountains with ...
April 18th, 2017
  Virginia is steeped in history, which can still be seen in historic structures that date back hundreds of years. ...

History Virginia is for History Lovers

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