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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 Ships

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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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History at Virginia State Parks

Mt. Bleak-Skye Farm in Sky Meadows State Park

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Virginia is an American history icon.

Learn about the great leaders of our country at one of the eight estates of former U.S. Presidents, visit the hallowed grounds of a Virginia battlefield, uncover the true stories of some of Virginia's most important residents at a heritage site, tour all three fascinating destinations along the Historic Triangle, and travel the Crooked Road through Southwest Virginia for a musical history experience.

2019 Commemoration

American Evolution

American Evolution™ commemorates the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence American democracy, diversity and opportunity.

Join us this November as we celebrate Virginia's rich customs, cultures, and cuisines through many harvest and heritage events all across the state.

Find historic sites and exhibits honoring 400 years of Virginia's history and explore even more impactful places, people, and events through the Virginia History Trails App.

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello featured on Associated Press’ travel podcast “Get Outta Here!”

The relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings gets new attention at his Virginia plantation, Monticello. In this episode of “Get Outta Here,” the AP travel podcast, host Scott Mayerowitz chats with Gayle Jessup White, a descendant of both Jefferson and Hemings and now the community engagement officer for Monticello.

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