Virginia 250th Anniversary of the American Revolutionva250 logo

No other state has had a more defining role in the creation of our nation than Virginia. The very fabric of our national identity was woven in Virginia. From the first colonists to the Founders to First Baptist Church. . . from native lands to the journey to freedom for the enslaved . . . from its defining role in the American Revolution, the Civil War, Civil Rights, and so much more…. Virginia’s history is America’s story.

Even more, in Virginia, the American Revolution was a war, but more than a war. It was a Revolution of Ideas. The very ideas and ideals that laid the foundation for a new nation based on the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, were formed, articulated, and put into motion here, in Virginia. The young nation conceived and formed 250 years ago is now a beacon of hope and opportunity for the world. There is no doubt that, indeed, Virginia’s history is America’s story, with new chapters still being written across the Commonwealth today.

Below are suggested itineraries to help with your tour planning. Or you can connect with a receptive or wholesale operator to take care of all the details. Consider scheduling your trip around one of our many special events or exhibitions at a historic attraction.  Plan your American 250th Commemoration journey to Virginia today!

Receptive/Wholesale Operator Itineraries

250 Years Ago in Virginia

Four of our first five Presidents were Virginians. Two fought in the Revolution, one wrote the Declaration and one wrote the…

Colonial Classic - Student Tour

This classic student trip is the perfect balance of education and fun. Combine the 17th-century charm of Jamestown, Colonial…

Powerful Women of Washington

Follow in the footsteps of some of the most powerful women to walk the streets of Washington, DC. Learn about the hardships that…

Visiting American Patriots

Come visit the homes and hear stories of America’s earliest Presidents, tour the sites, discover the history. Virginia is filled…

Revolutionary Women

A New, powerful tour that explores the role of Women in the 18th Century. Learn about the difference between Women’s Rights then…

Faith and Freedom

Experience America’s Historic Triangle, New Kent County, Charles City County and Richmond in this four day tour exploring…

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

Commander of the Continental Army, General George Washington, called the Commonwealth home throughout the entirety of his life. Learn more about the man who…

Travelers can tour the sites that witnessed our nation’s founding on this 6-day road trip. They'll see what life was like for early settlers and visit the…

Discover the stories of 4 of America's most iconic leaders as you travel through the Central Virginia Piedmont region. (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson…

Attractions & Museums

Special Events & Exhibits

In the summer of 1774, the Virginia Colony was reeling from the news from Boston, Massachusetts. In response to the Boston Tea Party in December 1773, the British government had passed the Coercive Acts, known in the colonies as the “Intolerable Acts.” Prince William County…

In 1824, President James Monroe invited the last living American General from the Revolutionary War on a tour to the popular cities to celebrate the nation’s 50th anniversary. As the “Nation’s Guest”, Lafayette was welcomed by Americans in the 24 states with parades, balls…

Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Richmond - This exhibition will inspire a deep appreciation for the continental and global forces as well as the individual actions by both iconic and ordinary people that brought about a model of democratic government that would change the…