Sites And Museums Of The American Revolution

America’s challenging journey for liberation spanned many years and culminated in the American Revolution, a transatlantic war that changed the entire world. As the site of the earliest settlements and the birthplace of many notable American Revolution heroes, Virginia’s impact on the outcome of the war was especially significant. Discover the history of Colonial Virginia during the Revolution and how our great Commonwealth led and eventually ended the fight for independence from British rule in America.

Virginia’s impact on the American Revolution was significant, and whether you are visiting the mountains of Virginia or heading to the beaches for a vacation, you’ll discover historic destinations dedicated to preserving the memory of Virginia’s courageous patriots. Go back in time and see what life was like for early settlers at Colonial Williamsburg, or see how some of our first U.S. Presidents lived at Monticello, Mount Vernon, Montpelier, or Highland. Learn about the American Revolution and how Virginia helped shape our great nation at these historic sites.

  • 436 Old Chapel Road
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1769 Old Chapel Church in Penhook is one of only four pre-Revolutionary War frame Anglican churches in Virginia. Built in 1769, it is the oldest documented frame structure in Southwest Virginia. The one-story, 249 year old church has been preserved and completely restored to its…

  • 17090 Monument Circle
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The courthouse complex consists of the 1800 courthouse and the 1822 clerk's office. The grounds were occupied by Union soldiers in the summer of 1862. Prior to this occupation, the county records were removed for safety by one of the slaves that belonged to the Clerk of Court. As…

  • 12 Middlebrook Ave.
  • 5403323865

Inscription reads: "Near this site on April 17, 1861, approximately one hundred local citizens, many of whom had just enlisted in The Staunton Artillery, met to board trains for Harper's Ferry. They were led by prominent local citizen John D. Imboden, who would remain an active…

  • 750 Main Street
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"On this site stood the residence of James E. Schoolfield. In the parlor of his house were held the meetings to organize both Dan River, Inc. on July 20, 1882 and the Young Women's Christian Association of Danville on December 19, 1904." The 750 Main Street Historic Marker stands…

  • 3661 Double J Lane
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Miracle Valley Vineyard was honored when nationally known sculptor Lei Hennessey-Owen donated a 9'11' angel to them. Lei received national recognition for the angel sculptures she created for the 911 crash sites (World Trade Center (WTC), Shanksville, PA, and the Pentagon). Her…

  • 1 North Loudoun Street
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Learn about the settlement, important events, and well-known residents that lived in the oldest Virginia city west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This multi-stage, puzzle geocache leads participants on a nifty tour of our historic city. The first 100 participants that complete the…

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In Radford, trace the history that began in 1762 when William and Mary Draper Ingles established Ingles Ferry at a spot on the New River between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Then in 1796, an enterprising settler built a tavern on the stagecoach route. The tavern was…

  • 121 N. Main Street
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The Town of Blackstone was settled in the mid 18th century at the crossroads of several stage coach and transportation routes. The community was originally named Blacks & Whites for its two rival tavern keepers. There are approximately 100 buildings in Blackstone's historic…

  • 102 E. Main St.
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Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865) lived in the original portion of this house from age seven until 1842, when he entered the U.S. Military Academy. Hill's parents enlarged the plain Federal town house into the present Italian Villa-style building just…

  • 335 Cummings Street
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Abingdon is a Virginia Historic Landmark. It's 20-square block Historic District includes: Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, which shows how a typical family lived in the pre-Civil War period; Arts Depot, an 1870 restored railroad station featuring artists at work in their studios…

  • 1780 Muster Place
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In the summer of 1780, the Southern American colonies – and hopes of independence – seemed at the mercy of an invading British army. A militia was formed on the western frontier, known as the Overmountain Men. This brave group of some 400 volunteers came to the…

  • 1340 Pleasant Valley Road
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As an early settler, Abraham Hollingsworth traveled the Wilderness Trail when it was still an Indian path. He built one of the first grist mills in the Valley and the Hollingsworth home served as the area's first Quaker meeting house. Constructed of stone in 1754, the home is the…

  • The American Civil War Museum- White House of the Confederacy
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On one of our daily guided tours, visitors will learn about this National Historic Landmark that was the executive mansion for Jefferson Davis, his wife and children from August of 1861 until April of 1865. Robert E. Lee was a frequent visitor to the mansion, and Abraham Lincoln…

  • 410 E. Franklin Street
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HOURS 12 PM to 5 PM :  Our New Children's Library Showcases Achievements of African Americans. Photos, Stories and Memorabilia tell a History of African American Education in Wythe County. Free Admission, Donations Appreciated A non-profit community organization was…

  • 7565 Courthouse Road
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Spotsylvania County, in an effort to educate the public, inspire local pride and promote appreciation for the County’s African American contributions to our history, has created an African American Heritage Driving Trail. This trail will not only encourage citizens but also…

  • 4243 Loudoun Avenue
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African American Museum, History and Genealogical Resource Center also known as AAHA. Guided tours are available to adults for $5.00, students and seniors $2.00 per hour. The museum houses 18 exhibits focusing on Fauquier County and African Americans from Slavery to the Civil…

  • 4305 Sulgrave Road
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Agecroft Hall & Gardens museum is located on 23 acres overlooking the James River in the neighborhood of Windsor Farms, not far from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Agecroft Hall is a 16th century English manor house that was dismantled and brought to Richmond in 1926. Guided…

  • 200 Second Street NE
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Founded in 1940, the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society seeks to study, preserve, and promote the history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. The Society strives to accomplish this mission through a variety of public programs, including exhibits…

  • 501 East Jefferson Street (Court Square)
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The courthouse was first established in 1762, on land donated by Dr. Thomas Walker. William Cabell was the first builder of the original frame building, which was torn down and replaced in 1803 by the rear wing of the existing building. The grounds of the courthouse once held a…

  • 42 Alberene Loop
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World’s largest deposit of architectural soapstone. Artisan and craftsmen working on site. Call for hours. Route 800.

  • 136 W First Avenue
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ALBERTA IS BLOOMINGAlberta is centrally located in Brunswick County. Home to the beautiful Southside Virginia Community College with a 100 acre+ campus with a modern library facility available to the public. Alberta is home to the World Championship Brunswick Stew Cook-off. The…

  • 39401 John Mosby Highway
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Aldie Mill (1807-1809) is Virginia's only known mill powered by tandem water wheels. The complex consists of the merchant mill, country mill, granary and store house. The mill hums with activity with demonstration grinding on the original French burr stones giving visitors a…

  • 204 Draper Rd SW
  • 5404431604

1750, Samuel Black purchased 600 acres of land in Drapers Meadow, but never inhabited the land. When Samuel died, his land was split between his two sons, William and John Black. In 1798, William Black set aside 38 acres of his land to establish the Town of Blacksburg…

  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum
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Step right into the Museum's laboratory and see archaeologists at work reconstructing Alexandria's history, fragment by fragment. The Museum displays the results of recent digs and interprets the results of ongoing research through exhibitions, video, publications, seminars and…

  • 717 Queen Street
  • 7037461706

The Alexandria Library Local History/Special Collections houses many resources for those interested in Alexandria and Virginia history and genealogy and the Civil War. Major activities include generating online exhibits, collection guides and genealogy indexes. The collection's…

Colonial Williamsburg

Visit the 18th century city of Colonial Williamsburg and you'll discover why this was the…

History & Heritage

Virginia is an American history icon. Learn about the great leaders of our country at one of the…