As the first, largest and most prosperous of the British colonies in America, Virginia provided four of the first five presidents of the United States — eight in all, more than any other state.
Enjoy a trip to any historic home, church, tavern or other building frequented by a president and you'll gain important insight into the character of these early American leaders: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson.
Our Nation's First President
Born February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, VA
Died December 14, 1799 in Mt. Vernon, VA.
Our Nation's Third President
Born April 13, 1742 in Albemarle County, VA
Died July 4, 1826 in Charlottesville, VA
Our Nation's Fourth President
Born March 16, 1751 in King George, VA
Died June 28, 1835 in Montpelier Station, VA
Our Nation's Fifth President
Born April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, VA
Died July 4, 1831 in New York
William Henry Harrison
Our Nation's Ninth President
Born February 9, 1773 in Charles City County, VA
Died April 4, 1841 in Washington, D.C.
Our Nation's 10th President
Born March 29, 1790 in Charles City County, VA
Died January 18, 1862 in Richmond, VA
Our Nation's 12th President
Born November 24, 1784 in Orange County, VA
Died July 9, 1850 in Washington, D.C.
Our Nation's 28th President
Born December 28, 1856 in Staunton, VA
February 23, 1924 in Washington, D.C.
Last Updated: 4/13/2017