Virginia is for History Lovers
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Tredegar Civil War Center
Carter Family Fold
Wilderness Road State Park
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.
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 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.
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