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Central Virginia

Settlers arrived in Central Virginia as early as 1617. Today's living history interpreters love sharing those stories at Henricus Historical Park - where Pocahontas grew up, and Wilton House Museum - Richmond's own Georgian plantation.

Richmond's Jackson Ward neighborhood is considered "The Birthplace of Black Capitalism." Don't miss sites honoring African Americans who helped shape the nation as we know it today: Maggie L. Walker National Historic SiteBlack History Museum & Cultural Center, and the L. Douglas Wilder Library at Virginia Union University.

Take the Civil War Trails that follow the campaigns to see preserved battlefields through RichmondPetersburg and finally, on to Appomattox. Visit sites like The American Civil War Museum with sites at Historic Tredegar, Appomattox, and The White House of the Confederacy and Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier..

Other historical sites in Central Virginia include those of the presidential variety: Thomas Jefferson's MonticelloJames Monroe's Highland, and James Madison's Montpelier.

Two acclaimed resorts are in Central Virginia - Wintergreen and Boar's Head - as well as the famous Jefferson Hotel, which has been a premiere hotel for more than a century.

Don't miss Kings Dominion, a theme park just north of Richmond boasting world-renowned roller coasters. Outdoors and sports in Central Virginia include great fun - from ballooning and camping to horseback riding and tennis. Eight State Parks and a multitude of beautiful gardens await as well.

For cultural interests, see the spectacular Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and sip the local flavor at wineries and craft breweries. Quite a variety of events are awaiting you as well.

Enjoy your stay in Central Virginia!

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