The history of the Revolution can be felt everywhere in Virginia, from the mountains to the beaches. Learn about the American Revolution and Independence and how Virginia helped shape our nation at these attractions and museums.
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 ... Read More
At Fairview, learn about the Hagy family, a family whose history parallels the American experience. The Hagys were Swiss immigrants to the American colonies, served in the War for Independence, moved to Virginia along the Great Road, and planted thei... Read More
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail commemorates the 1780 campaign that led to the battle of Kings Mountain. The battle was a key turning point in the American Revolution when southern patriots from VA, TN, NC, SC & GA tracked down and d... Read More