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Image: Historic Jamestowne

Dig at the Church on Jamestowne Island

Exploring Jamestown

Jamestown, the site our nation’s first permanent English settlement, continues excavations of the 17th century James Fort and Memorial Church. The church is being virtually reconstructured to represent a time and place 400 years ago when the first legislative assembly in the New World met here in 1619. A commemorative ceremony will also take place at the church and Jamestown Settlement on July 30th.

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Virginia Beach Aviation Museum

Virginia Beach - A Beacon of American History

Explore historic landmarks, beloved local legends and the awe-inspiring legacy of Virginia Beach’s storied shores!

Sponsored by Visit Virginia Beach

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Tenacious women: Virginia, Indian, African and English women reflected in TENACITY exhibition. -Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation photo

2019 Commemoration, American Evolution™ Exhibits

Don’t miss the following special exhibitions from the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution™ at notable Virginia institutions this year. Each exhibit is unique and tells stories of democracy, diversity and opportunity which have shaped our nation over the past 400 years.

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New and Old Cape Henry Lighthouses


Not only do lighthouses make a fun family adventure, but they’re often packed with centuries of interesting maritime history. Find a lighthouse to climb this summer or even celebrate the re-opening of the Cape Henry Lighthouse on May 4th.
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The 75th Anniversary of D-Day at the National D-Day Memorial

The Final Salute

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day June 4-9 in Bedford. Events include an aerial tribute featuring WWII aircraft, concert, and parade.

Sponsored by The National D-Day Memorial

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Band at the Carter Family Fold

Music Heritage

The Carter Family Fold is one of the most iconic and historic music venues in the U.S., located in the far southwest corner of Virginia. Experience the Carter Family legacy at Appalachia Rising on June 2nd with performances from Marty Stuart, Wayne Henderson & The Virginia Luthiers, and Folk Soul Revival.
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Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Upcoming History & Heritage Events

With dozens of upcoming history and heritage events happening all over the Commonwealth, there are plenty of chances to immerse yourself in Virginia history and culture.

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More Reasons to LOVE Virginia

Watermen's Museum

Virginia’s 400-Year-Old Maritime Heritage

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Manassas National Battlefield Park

Two Days Of Historic Hikes And Outdoor Adventure In Prince William

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Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center—Clintwood

Virginia’s Bluegrass History, One Stop At A Time

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Virginia is for History Lovers Julep Cup

Virginia is for History Lovers Julep Cup

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2019 Virginia Travel Guide

Order your 2019 Virginia Travel Guide

A vacation in Virginia is all about doing the things you love with those you love most – and discovering for yourself why Virginia is for Lovers. The 2019 Virginia Travel Guide is a great place to begin your discovery.

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