Places to See

Places To See

Places To See

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.

 

1769 Old Chapel Church1769 Old Chapel Church
Franklin County

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 preserve... Read More

A Walking Tour of Historic BlackstoneA Walking Tour of Historic Blackstone
Nottoway County

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 ... Read More

Abingdon Muster GroundsAbingdon Muster Grounds
Washington County

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

AbramAbram's Delight Museum
Winchester

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 ... Read More

Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County - AAHAAfro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County - AAHA
Fauquier County

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... Read More

Albemarle County CourthouseAlbemarle County Courthouse
Albemarle County

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 o... Read More

Alexandria Archaeology MuseumAlexandria Archaeology Museum
Alexandria

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... Read More

American Revolution Museum at YorktownAmerican Revolution Museum at Yorktown
York County

Take in the Revolution through dynamic gallery exhibits, films and outdoor living history. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells the story of the nation's founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitutio... Read More

Aquia Episcopal ChurchAquia Episcopal Church
Stafford County

The Historic Aquia Church is one of the oldest active colonial churches still in operation in America today, and is designated a National Historic Landmark. Built between 1751-1757, Aquia Church is noted for its three-tiered wooden pulpit and Aquia ... Read More

ArcherArcher's Hope
Williamsburg

On May 12, a point of land at the mouth of Archer's Hope Creek (now College Creek), a little below Jamestown, was examined in detail. Capt. Gabriel Archer was particularly impressed with this location and urged that it be the point of settlement. The... Read More

Arlington National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery
Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery represents the American people for past, present and future generations by laying to rest those few who have served our nation with dignity and honor, while immersing guests in the cemetery's living history. Arlington N... Read More

Aspenvale CemeteryAspenvale Cemetery
Smyth County

Aspenvale Cemetery was the first cemetery to be declared a Virginia Historic Landmark. Not only is the Revolutionary hero, Gen. William Campbell, famous for the Battle of King's Mountain, buried here, but also his wife, Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russe... Read More

Avoca MuseumAvoca Museum
Campbell County

Avoca, the principal architectural landmark of the Town of Altavista, is an American Queen Anne-style house, designed by architect J.M.B. Lewis and built in 1901. Designated a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic... Read More

BaconBacon's Castle
Surry County

Built in 1665, Bacon's Castle is the oldest standing brick dwelling in the United States and was originally home to prosperous merchant and planter, Arthur Allen. In 1676, Allen was driven from his home by followers of Nathaniel Bacon, whose uprising... Read More

Ball-Sellers HouseBall-Sellers House
Arlington County

Donated to the Arlington Historical Society in 1975, this is Arlington's oldest residence. It was built around 1742. It is a rare example of the homes where the working class people of the time lived. It is occupied by a caretaker for the Society and... Read More

Balthis HouseBalthis House
Warren County

The Balthis House is the oldest surviving structure on the oldest street in Front Royal, built circa 1787 by two of the founders of Front Royal. On half an acre lot in Historic Front Royal, the house is a rare surviving example of a two-story ... Read More

BatterseaBattersea
Petersburg

Battersea is an 18th century estate on 37 beautiful acres in Petersburg. It was built in 1768 by Colonel John Banister, a member of the VA House of Burgesses, first mayor of Petersburg and a signer of the Articles of Confederation. Surviving both Rev... Read More

Belle Boyd CottageBelle Boyd Cottage
Warren County

Belle Boyd was one of the most interesting women of the Civil War. Her story comes to life in this house where she lived. At age 17, living in Martinsburg, VA (later to become WV), Belle Boyd shot and killed a Federal soldier who attempted to rai... Read More

Berkeley PlantationBerkeley Plantation
Charles City County

In 1619, after a stormy voyage across the Atlantic, the Good Ship Margaret landed at Berkeley with thirty-six men aboard. In accordance with the instructions given in the charter by the Virginia Company, these settlers observed the first official En... Read More

Bermuda HundredBermuda Hundred

Bermuda Hundred was started in 1613, after the English settlers made peace with the Virginia natives. It was named after the traumatic shipwreck of the "Third Supply" bringing reinforcements to Virginia in 1609. The leaders of that expedition were sh... Read More

Beth Ahabah Museum and ArchivesBeth Ahabah Museum and Archives
Richmond

The Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives is Richmond's museum of Jewish history, art and culture. Located in the historic Fan District, the Museum & Archives is housed in an early 20th century row house adjacent to the 1904 sanctuary of Congregation Beth Ah... Read More

Blue Ridge Barn Quilt TrailBlue Ridge Barn Quilt Trail
Greene County

Enjoy a leisurely drive through Greene County as you follow the self-guided Blue Ridge Barn Quilt Trail. The time-honored tradition of quilt making comes to life through these exquisite quilt squares, each one colorfully hand painted and displayed on... Read More

Boone Trail Highway MarkerBoone Trail Highway Marker
Carroll County

Between 1913 and 1938, the Boone Trail Highway Memorial Association placed cast iron markers throughout the United States. This was an effort to help promote coast to coast highway improvement, tourist travel, patriotism, remembrance of the Battleshi... Read More

Botetourt County Historical MuseumBotetourt County Historical Museum
Botetourt County

The Botetourt County Historical Museum serves as a repository for hundreds of artifacts that have helped to interpret the history of Botetourt County for thousands of visitors. Located directly behind the historic Botetourt County Courthouse, the mus... Read More

Brandon Plantation & GardensBrandon Plantation & Gardens
Prince George County

Brandon was originally a vast land grant to John Martin, companion of Captain John Smith, on his first voyage to America. The tract was known as Martin's Brandon. In 1637, merchants John Sadler and Richard Quiney and mariner William Barber, bought Ma... Read More

Burgandine HouseBurgandine House
Culpeper County

This charming little building is one of Culpeper's oldest homes, a reminder of Culpeper's Colonial era.... Read More

Burwell-Morgan MillBurwell-Morgan Mill
Clarke County

A National Register Historical Landmark and one of the oldest, most original operational grist mills in the country located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. In the early 1780s, Gen. Daniel Morgan, a true Revolutionary War hero, joined efforts w... Read More

Callands ClerkCallands Clerk's Office, Courthouse and "Gaol" (Jail)
Pittsylvania County

The clerk's office was built around 1770 (finished about 1771) as Callands served as Pittsylvania County's first county seat from 1767-1777. It has been restored and is available for tours with sufficient advance notice. Precious American Revolutiona... Read More

Cape Henry LighthouseCape Henry Lighthouse
Fort Story

The Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792. It started to crack in 1870 and was replaced with the new Cape Henry Lighthouse only 357 feet away, which is an active aid to navigation and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse ... Read More

Cape Henry MemorialCape Henry Memorial
Virgnia Beach

At Cape Henry, you'll find the Cape Henry Memorial Cross, commemorating the site where a wooden cross was erected by the early English settlers upon their safe arrival to Virginia in April of 1607, as well as the statue of Admiral Comte deGrasse. deG... Read More

Carlyle House Historic ParkCarlyle House Historic Park
Alexandria

The historic Carlyle House was completed in 1753 by British merchant John Carlyle for his bride, Sarah Fairfax of Belvoir, member of one of the most prestigious families in colonial Virginia. Their dwelling quickly became a center of social and polit... Read More

Carroll County Heritage Flag PoleCarroll County Heritage Flag Pole
Carroll County

The front lawn of the Historic Carroll County Courthouse in the Hillsville Historic District features a unique flag pole. In May 2005, The Jubal Early Camp 1691 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans erected the pole as a Heritage Flag Pole on which his... Read More

Cedar Grove CemeteryCedar Grove Cemetery
Portsmouth

Established in 1832, Cedar Grove is the oldest city-owned cemetery in Portsmouth. The cemetery contains more than 400 graves with monuments dating from the late 1700s to the present. Its memorial markers include small tablets, ledger stones, obelisk... Read More

Cedar Grove Plantation: Birthplace of Letitia Christian TylerCedar Grove Plantation: Birthplace of Letitia Christian Tyler
New Kent County

Cedar Grove Plantation was the birthplace of Letitia Christian Tyler. She was the wife of 10th President John Tyler, and came from one of New Kent County, Virginia's leading families. Her parents, Robert and Mary Browne Christian were prosperous and ... Read More

Charles City County Visitor CenterCharles City County Visitor Center
Charles City County

The Visitor Center is located in the county's historic 1901 Clerk's Office adjacent to Charles City Courthouse, the 3rd oldest courthouse in the country. Visitor Center exhibits invite guests to experience "the story of America in one small county... Read More

Chatham ManorChatham Manor
Fredericksburg

This magnificent Georgian mansion, its various outbuildings and dependencies, and the historic ground which surrounds it represent a small preserve in which the entire scope of Virginia heritage from Colonial times to the 20th Century. Today Chatham ... Read More

Chesterfield County MuseumChesterfield County Museum
Chesterfield County

The Chesterfield Museum is a reproduction of the colonial courthouse of 1750. Its collections tell the history of Chesterfield County from prehistoric times through the 20th century. Panel exhibits feature early Indian culture, artifacts from the fir... Read More

Chesterfield Historical SocietyChesterfield Historical Society
Chesterfield County

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is a 501(C)3 organization whose mission is to preserve, interpret and promote Chesterfield County history. The Historical Society is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors. The Society provides the ... Read More

Chickahominy Water TrailChickahominy Water Trail
Williamsburg

The Chickahominy Water Trail, as a leg of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, leads paddlers and boaters in the wake of Captain Smith up the Chickahominy River. Interpretive displays reveal the historical, cultural and ecolo... Read More

Chippokes Farm and Forestry MuseumChippokes Farm and Forestry Museum
Surry County

The museum's mission is to show agriculture's past, present and future. Four buildings house early American farm and forestry tools and equipment, including antique tractors and a working 1930s sawmill. Museum staffers care for a cow, rabbit, donk... Read More

Christ ChurchChrist Church
Alexandria

In the heart of Old Town Alexandria, this beautiful English country-style church was built between 1767-1773. It was attended by George Washington, whose pew is marked with a silver plaque, and Robert E. Lee. The surrounding gardens and cemetery were... Read More

Church on the MainChurch on the Main
Williamsburg

The Powhatan Creek Trail in James City County links to a number of historic sites along its path including the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot Solider of the American Revolution, the Church on the Main and Mainland Farm. The path is accessible to walkers... Read More

Clement Hill Historic MarkerClement Hill Historic Marker
Pittsylvania County

This historic marker located in beautiful Hurt, VA reads, "The house on the hill three hundred yards to the west was the home of Captain Benjamin Clement, who was one of the first makers of gunpowder in Virginia, 1775. The land grant was made in 1741... Read More

Colonial National Historic ParkColonial National Historic Park
York County

Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besiege... Read More

Colonial National Historical ParkColonial National Historical Park
York County

Colonial National Historic Park (NHP) administers two of the most historically significant sites in English North America. Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607, is administered jointly with the Association for... Read More

Colonial WilliamsburgColonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg

Williamsburg was the thriving capital of Virginia when the dream of American freedom and independence was taking shape. From 1699 to 1780, Williamsburg was the political, cultural and educational center of what was then the largest, most populous and... Read More

CornwallisCornwallis' Cave
York County

Down on Water Street sits a Yorktown mystery. Well, sort of. Legend has it that Cornwallis' Cave (hidden across from the bustling beach) is where the British General retreated to avoid bombardment during the Battle of Yorktown. The National Park Serv... Read More

Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer ParkCrab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park
Tazewell County

Historic Crab Orchard Museum preserves the cultural heritage of the Appalachian Region with exhibits on the 500 year-old Native American Village discovered on site, Pioneer Life, and military conflicts, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. See t... Read More

Custis TombsCustis Tombs
Northampton County

Explore the scenic spot on the banks of Arlington Creek the historic site of Arlington Plantation. The grand manor house built in the 1670s by tobacco farmer John Custis II is no more, but its distinguished lineage lives on in the Arlington National ... Read More

Custom HouseCustom House
York County

The Custom House, built about 1720 by Custom Agent Richard Ambler, occupies a unique place in American History. Listed on the Virginia Landmark Register and National Register of Historic Places, the Custom House is also one of only twelve Historic Cu... Read More

Daniel Boone Wilderness TrailDaniel Boone Wilderness Trail
Scott County

One of the nation's most historic routes, the trail was blazed by the legendary frontiersman in 1775 and has become the route for hundreds of thousands of settlers of the western frontier. The driving tour follows the Wilderness Trail to Cumberland G... Read More

Dickenson County Veterans MemorialDickenson County Veterans Memorial
Dickenson County

Dickenson County Military Veteran's Memorials. Dickenson County has several memorials to honor the soldiers who have died in combat. A Vietnam memorial, Korean War Memorial, as well as memorials for World War I and World War II are located on the Dic... Read More

Dodd CabinDodd Cabin
Nelson County

Dodd Cabin Open on select Sundays. Stop by to visit the restored cabin located in the Beech Grove Community in Nelson County. The original land grant was issued by King George III to Rachel Morrison in 1772. The land was purchased by John Dodd and th... Read More

Edgewood PlantationEdgewood Plantation
Charles City County

Circa 1849, Edgewood Plantation is an exquisite 7,000 square foot example of Gothic architecture. Edgewood was once a part of Berkeley Plantation, the ancestral home of U.S. Presidents William Henry and Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration ... Read More

Elizabeth CemeteryElizabeth Cemetery
Smyth County

The Elizabeth Cemetery was associated with Elizabeth Church which is thought to have been the oldest Methodist church built in Smyth County. The land for the church and the cemetery was donated by Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell "Madam Russell" in 1... Read More

Ellwood ManorEllwood Manor
Orange County

A visit to Ellwood promises to be a special time for all. Visit the beautiful grounds, family cemetery where Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's arm was buried and historic Ellwood Manor, a National Park Service property. Tours of this 18th century home are p... Read More

Esther Atkinson Museum of Hampden Sydney CollegeEsther Atkinson Museum of Hampden Sydney College
Prince Edward County

The Atkinson Museum displays items and exhibits on the more 225 years of Hampden-Sydney College history. Temporary exhibits are included in the general offerings of the Museum and feature subjects chosen to compliment studies at the College. From fin... Read More

Fairview Historic HomesteadFairview Historic Homestead
Washington County

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

First Landing CrossFirst Landing Cross
Virginia Beach

Upon touching the shore of the New World on April 26, 1607 (13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock) the first permanent English settlers from the London Company set up a cross on the newly named Cape Henry shore in gratitude to God and ... Read More

Fort Trial Historic MarkerFort Trial Historic Marker
Henry County

Are you curious about the history of and the events that transpired in Martinsville-Henry County? Take a moment to step back in time and read about this area of land, just off of 220, that was used as a point of refuge. The Fort Trial Historical M... Read More

Francis Land HouseFrancis Land House
Virginia Beach

The historic Francis Land House was once surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland. It served as the home of Francis Land VI, a wealthy plantation owner from a prominent family in Princess Anne County, Virginia. While the architecture of the hou... Read More

Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM)Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM)
Fredericksburg

Housed in historic Town Hall/Market House (c. 1816), FAM's collection of objects span more than ten thousand years of history! Ranging from Native American artifacts to Black Lives Matter posters, the objects support the vast and rich stories of our ... Read More

FreedomFreedom's Jubilee - An African American Journey
Charles City County

Freedom's Jubilee is a 400-year African American history tour of Charles City County presented as 16 online exhibits linked to 19 sites within this historic county. The online exhibit contains 200+ images which help the landscape come alive where th... Read More

Frontier Culture Museum of VirginiaFrontier Culture Museum of Virginia
Staunton

The Frontier Culture Museum shows how a new and unique culture evolved in early America from its roots in the Old World. Living History interpreters work in original and reconstructed buildings from Europe, Africa, and America to illustrate how diver... Read More

GadsbyGadsby's Tavern Museum
Radford

Come explore the Glencoe Mansion, home of General Gabriel C. Wharton and his wife Nannie Radford Wharton. The 1875 Wharton home was constructed of thousands of handmade bricks and was a fitting statement of the stature of the Wharton family in Southw... Read More

General Hugh Mercer MonumentGeneral Hugh Mercer Monument
Fredericksburg

This bronze statue of General Mercer was erected in 1906 by the US government. The sculptor was Edward Valentine of Richmond, who did the famous reclining statue of Robert E. Lee at Washington and Lee University. Mercer, a general in the Revolutionar... Read More

George MasonGeorge Mason's Gunston Hall

Gunston Hall, completed in 1759, was the plantation home of George Mason, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Mason wrote the Virginia Constitution and the Virginia Declaration of Rights on which the U.S. Bill of Rights was based. His h... Read More

George Washington Birthplace National MonumentGeorge Washington Birthplace National Monument
Westmoreland County

George Washington Birthplace National Monument is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. It encompasses 551 acres of the former Popes Creek Plantation, the American ancestral home of the Washington Family where George Washington was born. In addit... Read More

George Washington Birthplace National MonumentGeorge Washington Birthplace National Monument
Westmoreland County

George Washington was born on his father's Pope Creek tobacco farm on February 22, 1732. When George was 3 1/2, his father took his family to live at Mount Vernon. In 1779 the home where Washington was born burned. A Memorial House was built near the... Read More

George Washington Masonic MemorialGeorge Washington Masonic Memorial
Alexandria

Patterned after a lighthouse in Alexandria, the Memorial displays a magnificent 17-ft. bronze statue of George Washington and an outstanding collection of Washington artifacts. Open daily 9.m.-5 p.m. (last tour 4 p.m.).... Read More

George WashingtonGeorge Washington's Distillery and Gristmill
Alexandria

Learn about the process used to make George Washington's famous whiskey at the Distillery, or experience the colonial flour making process at the Gristmill. Seasonal hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 1 through November 1. Admission ... Read More

George WashingtonGeorge Washington's Ferry Farm
Fredericksburg

George Washington's Ferry Farm is where young George Washington spent his formative years and became an extraordinary man, after moving to King George County (now Stafford County), Virginia, in 1738 at the age of 6. The Washingtons called this place ... Read More

George WashingtonGeorge Washington's Mount Vernon
Fairfax County

The mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of George Washington,... Read More

George WashingtonGeorge Washington's Office
Winchester

George Washington used a little log building, now the middle room of George Washington Office Museum, as a military office from September 1755 to December of 1756 while Fort Loudoun was being constructed at the north end of town. Winchester played... Read More

George WashingtonGeorge Washington's Office Museum
Winchester

Between September 1755 and December 1756, Washington kept an office in this small log cabin while he supervised the construction of Fort Loudoun. Original Fort Loudoun cannon on premises, survey equipment, and period artifacts. Get a closer look at G... Read More

George Wythe HouseGeorge Wythe House
Williamsburg

The George Wythe House on Palace Green belonged to George Wythe (pronounced "with"), a leader of the patriot movement in Virginia, a delegate to the Continental Congress, and Virginia’s first signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house also ... Read More

Gillfield Baptist ChurchGillfield Baptist Church
Petersburg

Gillfield Baptist Church, one of the oldest African American congregations in the City of Petersburg, had its beginning in Prince George County in 1788. It has the oldest handwritten record book of any black church. The collection of church minut... Read More

Gloucester County Museum of HistoryGloucester County Museum of History
Gloucester County

The Gloucester County Museum of History is housed in the historic Botetourt Building, a pre-Revolutionary brick ordinary (tavern) built in 1770 at the county seat. Botetourt Towne, as it was called then, was named for Lord Botetourt, the first govern... Read More

Government IslandGovernment Island
Stafford County

Located in the middle of Stafford I-95 exit 140, Visit the quarry where the U.S. Government's most famous buildings were born. Government Island, a historic 18th and 19th century quarry site provided Aquia sandstone for the construction of the U.S. ... Read More

Grace ChurchGrace Church
York County

Grace Church is a historic Episcopal church and cemetery at Route 1003 and Main Street in Yorktown, Virginia. It was built in 1697 and later updated with a Greek Revival style. Thomas Nelson, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and othe... Read More

GrantGrant's Headquarters at City Point
Prince George County

From June 1864-April 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant directed the 10-month Siege of Petersburg from the grounds of Appomattox Plantation at City Point. During this period, City Point served as a supply center for 100,000 Union soldiers. Located at the... Read More

Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways MuseumGreat Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum
Chesapeake

Visitors will experience life in 18th century Virginia, learn about the water that defined the landscape, visit a Three Tun Tavern, and find themselves in the middle of the Battle of Great Bridge which led Virginia on the path to independence. The... Read More

Green Spring GardensGreen Spring Gardens
Alexandria

Demonstration gardens, a greenhouse and a newly-expanded horticultural center provide visitors with scenes to delight the senses, and for the home gardening enthusiast, the possibility for new ideas as well. A kitchen garden, fruit garden, wildflower... Read More

Gunston Hall PlantationGunston Hall Plantation
Fairfax County

Gunston Hall is the historic home of the writer of the Virginian Declaration of Rights, George Mason. The house has been open to the public with furniture, decorative arts, books, and other interpretive items since April 25, 1952. It has since grown ... Read More

GwynnGwynn's Island Museum
Mathews County

Located in Mathews County on historic Gwynn's Island, the Gwynn's Island Museum was established in 1991 as a community project to preserve the rich history of Gwynn's Island and Mathews County. A 100-year-old building, originally serving as the Odd F... Read More

Handley Regional Library and Stewart Bell Jr. ArchivesHandley Regional Library and Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Winchester

The stately Handley Library, often described as the best example of Beaux-Arts architecture in Virginia, features a copper dome, a three story rotunda, topped by an interior stained-glass dome, historic light fixtures and glass stack floors. A pictur... Read More

Hanover CourthouseHanover Courthouse
Hanover County

The historic courthouse (c.1735) along with the Hanover Tavern, and early 19th century jail and clerk's office, served as the political and judicial center for the county. Here Patrick Henry sucessfully argued the famous "Parson's Cause" case against... Read More

Hanover TavernHanover Tavern
Hanover County

Part of the Hanover Courthouse Historic District, begun in 1733, Hanover Tavern is listed on the Virginia & National Registers of Historic Places as a rare surviving example of county government building sets once common in Virginia. The Tavern's ill... Read More

HarmonHarmon's Museum
Carroll County

The Harmon Museum has an interesting array of artifacts. The museum exhibits numerous historical artifacts from the Carroll County Courthouse Courtroom Shooting of March 1912, Colonial era, Native American tools, Civil War, World War II, Baldwin Felt... Read More

Heathsville Blacksmith ForgeHeathsville Blacksmith Forge
Northumberland County

The Heathsville Blacksmith Forge is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am to noon, weather dependent. (Call to confirm.) Located on the grounds behind Historic Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern, the forge is an historic, working forg... Read More

Henricus Historical ParkHenricus Historical Park
Chesterfield County

Experience what it was like when the first English settlers moved to America by taking a trip to Henricus Historical Park in Chesterfield County. Established in 1611 by Sir Thomas Dale, Henricus was the second successful English city in the New Wo... Read More

Hiddencroft VineyardsHiddencroft Vineyards
Loudoun County

May 2018 marks Hiddencroft's 10th year as a Virginia winery. Hiddencroft Vineyards is situated on a secluded, 1850's German farmstead. Our farmhouse tasting room is surrounded by butterfly gardens, our vineyard and orchards. Open year-round, the f... Read More

Historic AlexandriaHistoric Alexandria
Alexandria

With more than 250 years of history and hospitality to its credit, Alexandria offers an array of historic and cultural attractions. Alexandria's many historic homes, churches, businesses and museums allow residents and visitors alike to experience th... Read More

Historic Carolina Road Through Henry CountyHistoric Carolina Road Through Henry County
Henry County

Henry County played a role in the development of the Colonial Frontier with the Carolina Road Beginning around the 1740s, this was the primary corridor funneling settlers from Pennsylvania to the settlements in the Carolina backcountry - particularly... Read More

Historic Christ Church & MuseumHistoric Christ Church & Museum
Lancaster County

Commissioned by Robert "King" Carter and completed in 1735, Christ Church is the finest and best preserved parish church from colonial Virginia. The church is a National Historic Landmark and one of America's great buildings. It retains most of its o... Read More

Historic Downtown FredericksburgHistoric Downtown Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg

Set foot into some of the most interesting periods in America's past with a stroll amoung more than 350 originial 18th and 19th century buildings in Fredericksburg's 40-block National Historic District. While here, visitors can also step into over 10... Read More

Historic EndviewHistoric Endview
Newport News

Constructed in 1769 for the Harwood family, Historic Endview is one of the last remaining colonial buildings in Newport News. The Georgian-style house was located in close proximity to the route taken by the Continental Army and Virginia militia on t... Read More

Historic GloucesterHistoric Gloucester
Gloucester County

Discover the stories and secrets behind the historic store fronts on Main Street in Gloucester, Virginia. Friendly proprietors, distinctive food and merchandise, and fascinating stories. Join us for a leisurely stroll down Main Street...look into our... Read More

Historic Henry County CourthouseHistoric Henry County Courthouse
Martinsville

The Historic Henry County Courthouse, recognized as a community landmark, is home to the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society as well as the Heritage Center & Museum, which showcases a variety of exhibits of local and regional history. It is ... Read More

Historic JamestownHistoric Jamestown
Jamestown

Please visit historicjamestowne.org for the most up to date visitor information. Walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and the colonists who in 1607 established England's first permanent settlement in North America. Experience the ... Read More

Historic Kenmore Plantation & GardensHistoric Kenmore Plantation & Gardens
Fredericksburg

Built by George Washington's sister, Betty Washington Lewis, and her husband, Fielding Lewis, this Georgian-style, brick mansion reflects the pre-Revolutionary-War wealth and status of the Fredericksburg merchant. A visit to Kenmore starts in the ... Read More

Historic Kittiewan PlantationHistoric Kittiewan Plantation
Charles City County

Overlooking the James River, Kittiewan Plantation is a typical Colonial-period medium-size plantation house characteristic of the Virginia Tidewater. Built in the 18th Century, the first known owner of the house was Dr. William Rickman. In 1776 Rickm... Read More

Historic Polegreen ChurchHistoric Polegreen Church
Hanover County

Inspired by the Great Awakening, the successful struggle for American religious and civil liberty began at this Hanover meeting house. Bricklayer Samuel Morris and his fellow Hanover Presbyterian dissenters were led in worship by Rev. Samuel Davies, ... Read More

Historic Smithfield PlantationHistoric Smithfield Plantation
Montgomery County

William Preston's Smithfield tells the story of American history in a way that no other site can. It sits at the intersection of Colonial America, westward expansion, African slavery, and conflicts between indigenous peoples and European settlers. ... Read More

Historic St. JohnHistoric St. John's Church
Richmond

As tensions grew between the colonies and Great Britain in the 1770s, Virginia held a series of meetings to organize its protests against the mother country. In March of 1775, the Second Virginia Convention was held here at what was then called Henri... Read More

Historic Town of WashingtonHistoric Town of Washington

First incorporated Washington in US; the entire town on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places; historic court house, monuments, churches, and homes. Also, B&B's, art galleries & studios, theater, vineyards, history ... Read More

Historic Town of WoodstockHistoric Town of Woodstock
Shenandoah County

In 1761, when George Washington sponsored an act in the House of Burgesses to charter the new village, the town was named Woodstock. Since 1772 it has been the County seat and currently has the oldest working courthouse west of the Blue Ridge Mountai... Read More

Hook-Powell-Moorman FarmHook-Powell-Moorman Farm
Bedford County

The Hook-Powell-Moorman Farm's history parallels that of Franklin County and the events that buffeted it in the 18th and 19th centuries. The oldest part of the home and a general store were constructed by Scottish immigrant merchant John Hook who mov... Read More

Hugh Mercer Apothecary ShopHugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Fredericksburg

ca. 1772 This eighteenth-century building was restored to house the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, a museum of medicine, pharmacy, and military and political affairs. Dr. Mercer served the citizens of Fredericksburg with medicines and treatments of the... Read More

Indian FieldsIndian Fields
Smyth County

Indian fields, part of James Thompson's original tract inherited from his Grandfather, James Patton in the 1700's. James Thompson fought at King's Mountain. A Cherokee Indian uprising brought about the building as the neighborhood fort. The log and s... Read More

Isle of Wight 1750 CourthouseIsle of Wight 1750 Courthouse
Isle of Wight County

This remarkable building served as Isle of Wight County's courthouse from 1752 until 1800. During this time, it was the center of county colonial government and then it bore witness to the earliest days of our democracy. Completed in 1752, it is on... Read More

Isle of Wight MuseumIsle of Wight Museum
Isle of Wight County

Interpreting local history, the museum's exhibits include prehistoric fossils, Native American and Colonial artifacts, a country store and the museum's most notable artifact - the world's oldest, edible cured ham. The 1902 pork product exemplifies th... Read More

James MadisonJames Madison's Montpelier
Orange County

Montpelier is more than just the home of one of America's Founding Fathers. It's a place where we can learn how our Constitution affects our everyday lives. It's an ongoing archaeological dig that tells us more about 18th century life every day. It's... Read More

James MadisonJames Madison's Montpelier Grounds, Gardens, & Trails Open
Orange County

GROUNDS, GARDENS & TRAILS OPEN THURSDAY-MONDAY 9AM-3:30PM. GUIDED TOURS OFFERED DURING THOSE HOURS. SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS AND TO PURCHASE PROPERTY PASS AND TOUR TICKETS. Montpelier: The lifelong home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution,... Read More

James Monroe MuseumJames Monroe Museum
Fredericksburg

The historic museum building houses a collection of over 1,600 items, including decorative arts, personal items, costumes and memorabilia, all belonging to 5th president James Monroe. Additionally, the on-site archives houses over 10,000 documents, a... Read More

Jamestown SettlementJamestown Settlement
Williamsburg

Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, explores America's first permanent English colony through immersive galleries and films and living-history interpretation. Gallery exhibits and an introductory film trac... Read More

Jefferson Vineyards Tasting RoomJefferson Vineyards Tasting Room
Charlottesville

Jefferson Vineyards is located on Thomas Jefferson's and Philip Mazzei's 1774 vineyard sites, just one mile south of Monticello. This is also the site where Virginia's first commercial wine company was founded. We enjoy what Wine Spectator calls "the... Read More

John Marshall HouseJohn Marshall House
Richmond

The John Marshall House, built in 1790 in the fashionable Court End neighborhood of Richmond, was the home of the Great Chief Justice for forty-five years. Listed on the National and Virginia Historic Registers, the John Marshall House has undergone ... Read More

Ker Place, Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical SocietyKer Place, Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society
Accomack County

Ker Place, a National and Virginia Historical Landmark built in 1799-1803 by Agnes and John Ker, is the finest example of Federal architecture on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Only two families lived in this mansion from when the Kers moved in in 18... Read More

Kinsale MuseumKinsale Museum
Westmoreland County

Kinsale Museum chronicles life in a vibrant port. Enjoy walking tour of Kinsale's historic district. Open year-round, Friday/Saturday 10-5. On the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail for a Naval Engagement during the Chesapeake Campaign of ... Read More

Lewis & Clark Exploratory CenterLewis & Clark Exploratory Center
Charlottesville

A Hands-On History, Art, and Nature Center Telling the Local Story of Lewis & Clark and Celebrating the Explorer in All of Us Activities, Games, and Challenges Exhibitions, Boat Replica Tours, and Rivanna River Trail Walks Public Hours: Open Fri... Read More

Library of VirginiaLibrary of Virginia
Richmond

The Library of Virginia is open to the public 6 days a week and features special collections including ledgers of plantation owners, petitions of slaves and free blacks, Indian treaties, and Virginia's original copy of the United States Bill of Right... Read More

Lynnhaven HouseLynnhaven House
Virginia Beach

The Lynnhaven House is closed while restoration work is being done on the historic house. We will continue to do public programs and private events at the Lynnhaven House during restoration, but the house will not be open for tours. The Lynnhaven Hou... Read More

MagazineMagazine
Williamsburg

Built in 1715, the Magazine has served as a storage space for weapons and ammunition for centuries. Located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, the Powder Magazine was used to store arms during the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civ... Read More

Manakin Episcopal ChurchManakin Episcopal Church
Powhatan County

Manakin Episcopal's history dates back to 1701 when their first church was built by French Huguenots who settled in the area after fleeing persecution from their country. In 1710, a bigger church was built. In 1730, the church site was moved to a sit... Read More

Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and MuseumMartinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum
Henry County

The Historic Henry County Courthouse now houses the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum in the portion of the building that was formerly the Henry County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Exhibits on local and regional history change reg... Read More

Mary Washington HouseMary Washington House
Fredericksburg

Mary Ball Washington was born in Lancaster County, Virginia in 1708 and was orphaned as a child. She married Augustine Washington in 1731 and her oldest child, George, was born in 1732. Following the death of her husband in 1743, the young widow rais... Read More

Mary Washington MonumentMary Washington Monument
Fredericksburg

When Mary Washington died in 1789 at the age of 81, she was buried at her request at her favorite spot near her daughter's home. In 1833 a cornerstone was laid by President Andrew Jackson but the monument was never finished. In 1894 President Grover ... Read More

Mathews County CourthouseMathews County Courthouse
Mathews County

With only 94 square miles of land, Mathews is one of the smallest of Virginia's counties. It was originally delineated c. 1651 as Kingston Parish within neighboring Gloucester County. In 1791, the Virginia General Assembly designated it as a separate... Read More

Mathews Maritime MuseumMathews Maritime Museum
Mathews County

In May of 1991 Mathews celebrated its 200th anniversary. The county, formed in 1791 from a portion of Gloucester, was named for then Speaker of the House Thomas Mathews of Norfolk. With more than 200 miles of shoreline on the Chesapeake Bay, and the ... Read More

MenokinMenokin
Richmond County

Menokin was the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his wife, Rebecca Tayloe Lee. At Menokin, you can experience an 18th century house like never before. You can view, touch and feel its internal make-up... Read More

Michie Tavern 1784 PubMichie Tavern 1784 Pub
Charlottesville

Unlike men, not all spirits were created equal. The 1784 Pub, an 18th century style pub in the oldest section of Michie Tavern, serves Virginia wines, beers and hard ciders. In addition, light fare such as country ham biscuits, barbecue s... Read More

Monticello - Home of Thomas JeffersonMonticello - Home of Thomas Jefferson
Charlottesville

No other home in the United States more accurately reflects the personality of its owner than Monticello. Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson—designed and redesigned and built and rebuilt for more than forty years—and i... Read More

Moore HouseMoore House
York County

The terms of surrender for the British army were negotiated at the Moore House in 1781. The House is restored and refurnished to an 18th-century appearance. In the years between 1931 and 1934, the National Park Service, which had just established Col... Read More

Mount Airy PlantationMount Airy Plantation
Richmond County

Mount Airy, the ancestral home of the Tayloe family, is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia overlooking the Rappahannock River. Built by Col. John Tayloe II (completed 1764) the home was built, first and foremost, as a stud horse farm importing ... Read More

Mount Hebron CemeteryMount Hebron Cemetery
Winchester

A park-like setting with magnificent trees and shrubs, Mt. Hebron's 55 acres provide a final resting place for Winchester's citizenry. Gravestones date to 1769. After driving through the gatehouse, take an immediate left. Burial grounds of the Luther... Read More

Museum of Culpeper HistoryMuseum of Culpeper History
Culpeper County

What do T Rex, George Washington, Daniel Boone, Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, Eppa Rixey, and Pete Hill have in common? Culpeper, of course! The Museum of Culpeper History houses long-term and changing exhibitions illuminating Culpeper's rich heritage.... Read More

Natural Bridge National Historic LandmarkNatural Bridge National Historic Landmark
Rockbridge County

Once owned by Thomas Jefferson and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek. Natural Bridge State Park is more than just the bridge. Beautiful forests, open... Read More

Nelson HouseNelson House
York County

During the war, the Nelson House was home to one of Yorktown's most famous residents-and signer of the Declaration of Independence-Thomas Nelson, Jr. The house also survived the Yorktown Fire in 1814 and the 1862 Battle of Yorktown after which it was... Read More

Oak Grove CemeteryOak Grove Cemetery
Lexington

Oak Grove Cemetery began as the burial ground for the old Lexington Presbyterian Church in 1789. General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, 144 Confederate veterans, two Virginia governors, John Letcher, James McDowell, and Margaret Junkin Preston ... Read More

Oakland-Nelson County Museum of HistoryOakland-Nelson County Museum of History
Nelson County

Oakland - ca. 1840s Tavern. Listed on the Virginia Landmarks register and the National Regtister of Historic Places. Exhibits include-Hurrican Camille and its Aftermath. The story of 1969's Hurricane Camille, featuring more than 100 color slides neve... Read More

Oatlands Historic House and GardensOatlands Historic House and Gardens
Loudoun County

A stately mansion, beautiful rolling farmland, exquisite gardens, over 200 years of American history and culture – all of these can be found at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens situated on historic Route 15 near Leesburg, Virginia. Built in 1804 b... Read More

Old St. JohnOld St. John's Church, King William County
King William County

Old St. John's Church, dating from 1734, has been beautifully restored through an effort of over 80 years by the St. John's Church Restoration Association. Its exterior looks the same today as in 1734. The original interior furnishings have not survi... Read More

Old Stone Presbyterian Church and Daniel Morgan StatueOld Stone Presbyterian Church and Daniel Morgan Statue
Winchester

Scotch-Irish settlers built this stone meeting house for worship in 1788, when Winchester was a thriving frontier village. It was in this church that the first Sunday School South of the Mason-Dixon line was organized in 1815. General Daniel Morgan o... Read More

Opequon Presbyterian Church and CemeteryOpequon Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Winchester

Opequon is the oldest Presbyterian congregation West of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Organized in 1732, it has had continuous worship services since its founding and is commonly referred to as the "Mother Church of the Valley." In the church yard is the... Read More

Overmountain Victory National Historic TrailOvermountain Victory National Historic Trail
Washington County

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

Palmer MillPalmer Mill
Smyth County

See the beauty of a replica water powered Grist Mill plus the environmental features associated with the unusual surrounding habitat. The Mill houses a community theatre and the working mechanisms from the oldest Plantation style mill in Washington C... Read More

Patrick Henry MonumentPatrick Henry Monument
Henry County

For the heritage traveler seeking former homesites of Colonial Patriots, Henry County was briefly the residence of none other than Patrick Henry - its namesake. While his stay was brief, 1779-1784, his legacy is permanent in the form of a large 10-fo... Read More

Patrick HenryPatrick Henry's Red Hill
Campbell County

Since 1944, Patrick Henry's last home and burial site has been lovingly restored, maintained, and shared with the public. Red Hill keeps the spirit of the Voice of the American Revolution alive by inspiring a better understanding of Colonial history ... Read More

Patrick HenryPatrick Henry's Red Hill Open
Campbell County

Patrick Henry lived in several homes, but he loved best this plantation on the Staunton River which he fondly called "the garden spot of the world." The "Voice of the Revolution" moved to Red Hill, Henry's last home and burial place, in 1794 at the a... Read More

Patrick HenryPatrick Henry's Scotchtown
Hanover County

Scotchtown is the only original standing home of Patrick Henry, known as the "orator of the American Revolution," open to the public. Henry lived here from 1771 to 1778 and conceived his most influential revolutionary ideas at the home, including his... Read More

Patrick HenryPatrick Henry's Scotchtown
Hanover County

It was here at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown that Henry conceived his most influential revolutionary ideas. Scotchtown is the only original standing home of the Patriot and Orator of the American Revolution; Patrick Henry lived here from 1771-1778. It w... Read More

Piney Grove At SouthallPiney Grove At Southall's Plantation - Historic Landmark B&B
Charles City County

Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation is located off the Virginia Route 5 Scenic Byway in Williamsburg's James River Plantation country. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and now offers guided house tours, self-guided... Read More

Poor Potter SitePoor Potter Site
York County

Remains of Colonial pottery factory operated by William Rogers from approximately 1720 to 1745 in direct violation of English trade law. Rogers produced a quality of pottery that was equal to, and in competition with, products made by British potters... Read More

Prince George County Regional Heritage CenterPrince George County Regional Heritage Center
Prince George County

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Heritage Center is open by appointment only. Please call the Heritage Center to schedule an appoitnment. The Prince George County Regional Heritage Center tells the stories of one of Virginia's most histo... Read More

Reign & RebellionReign & Rebellion
York County

November 5, 2022 - September 5, 2023 Discover Virginia through the lens of the Stuart monarchy, whose royal foothold impacted and influenced early America and shaped the struggles and determination of those who lived in the colony... Read More

RiceRice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern
Northumberland County

Dating back to the late 1700's, Historic Rice's Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern is located in Heathsville's Historic District behind the Old Northumberland Courthouse. Working artisan guilds on-site include the Blacksmiths in the Forge and the Woodworkers... Read More

Richmond History ToursRichmond History Tours
Richmond

The Richmond Liberty Trail is a walking route that connects many of downtown Richmond's historic sites, attractions and neighborhoods, including 15 national historic landmarks. This 6.2 mile (10K) trail is marked with a logo painted on the sidewalk. ... Read More

Rippon LodgeRippon Lodge
Prince William County

Rippon Lodge is one of the oldest known homes in Prince William County. The home provides a vital connection and opportunity to interpret our community's link to Colonial Virginia. The site's story includes important people, events and times in Pr... Read More

Road to Revolution Heritage TrailRoad to Revolution Heritage Trail
Richmond

The Road to Revolution Heritage Trail links historic sites and institutions in Virginia that interpret the life of Patrick Henry, orator of the Revolution and Virginia's first governor, as well as other important Virginians who made significant contr... Read More

Roanoke Public Libraries, Virginia RoomRoanoke Public Libraries, Virginia Room
Roanoke

The Virginia Room holds the library's special collection of historical and genealogical research resources. We comprehensively collect materials for the Roanoke Valley and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Virginia Room has the most extensive holding... Read More

Roaring Run Recreational AreaRoaring Run Recreational Area
Botetourt County

Roaring Run Recreational Area is in Botetourt County, 8 miles northwest of Eagle Rock. Roaring Run Furnace is a 19th century iron furnace on National Register of Historic Places. Informational signs explain the turn of the century furnace operation. ... Read More

Rural PlainsRural Plains
Hanover County

Dating from about 1723, the house stayed continuously in the Shelton Family for more than 275 years. Virginia patriot and politician Patrick Henry reportedly married Sarah Shelton in its parlor in 1754. 110 years later it lay in the center of the U.S... Read More

Scottsville MuseumScottsville Museum
Albemarle County

The Scottsville Museum preserves the heritage of Scottsville, Virginia, an historic James River town. Originally called Scott's Landing, the town became the first county seat for Albemarle County in 1744. Scottsville was incorporated in 1818 at the n... Read More

Shirley PlantationShirley Plantation
Charles City County

A National Historic Landmark on the James River off scenic Route 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg, Shirley stands as a testament to Colonial life and early American history of the indigenous, settlers, indentured, and the enslaved. An active famil... Read More

Site of Andrew LewisSite of Andrew Lewis' Home Richfield - The Salem Civic Center
Salem

Renowned frontier soldier and Revolutionary War hero General Andrew Lewis lived on his estate Richfield. The house, destroyed by fire in the 1820s, was between the Civic Center and the Roanoke River. His original grave site was a few blocks to the so... Read More

Site of Historic Fort LoudounSite of Historic Fort Loudoun
Winchester

This fort was George Washington's regimental headquarters from 1756-1758 and would serve as the command center for the chain of forts extending along the entire Virginia frontier. The only portions of the fort remaining today are the well and remn... Read More

Six Hours to Kill in Yorktown, HereSix Hours to Kill in Yorktown, Here's What You Can Do
York County

Taking a road trip through Virginia? Make a six-hour pit stop in Historic Yorktown. Here are some recommendations of how you can keep yourself entertained during your short stay. Start your journey learning what it took for the United States to be... Read More

SmithSmith's Fort Plantation
Surry County

Smith's Fort Plantation, located on the site of Captain John Smith's planned 'New Fort', sits nestled in Surry County on the land given by Chief Powhatan as a dowry for his daughter, Pocahontas, upon her marriage to John Rolfe. The manor house, built... Read More

South Boston Historic DowntownSouth Boston Historic Downtown
Halifax County

Come stroll down a historic Main Street enjoying the Victorian architecture and the charm of a small town atmosphere. The Downtown South Boston Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is registered as a Virginia Histo... Read More

South River Meeting HouseSouth River Meeting House
Lynchburg

In the mid-eighteenth century, pioneer Quakers settled the Lynchburg area. South River Meeting was organized in 1757 when Sarah Lynch gave 2 acres of land for the Quaker's first meeting house.The first meeting house burned in 1768, and a framed build... Read More

St. ClairSt. Clair's Bottom Primitive Baptist Church
Smyth County

One of the Pre-Revolutionary churches in Southwest Virginia, organized in 1775, the present building was erected in 1851 on the site of a log meeting house deed to the congregation by Colonial Joseph Cole is is buried in the cemetery surrounding the ... Read More

St. JohnSt. John's Church Foundation
Richmond

WE HAVE LIMITED HOURS DUE TO COVID-19. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE DETAILS. St. John's Church, a National Historic Landmark, became famous as a living memorial to American liberty when over 100 Virginia colonial leaders, including Patrick Henry,... Read More

St. LukeSt. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Isle of Wight County

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Virginia's oldest brick church, now serves the public as a living, breathing symbol of religious freedom with a storied past. Explore the grounds of this renowned historic site and national landmark on a journey t... Read More

St. PaulSt. Paul's Episcopal Church Bristol Parish
Petersburg

St. Paul's is the historic Episcopal Church in Old Towne Petersburg. Though much has changed in Petersburg since our founding in 1643, the congregation of St. Paul's is still worshipping on the hilltop overlooking Petersburg. We are a small, family-o... Read More

St. PeterSt. Peter's Parish Church
New Kent County

The First Church of the First First-Lady, Revd. Dr. E. Allen Coffey: Virginia's General Court confirmed the establishment of St Peter's Parish on April 29, 1679. In the summer of 1700 the vestry ordered that a second Lower Church replace ... Read More

Stonewall Jackson Memorial CemeteryStonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
Lexington

Oak Grove Cemetery began as the burial ground for the old Lexington Presbyterian Church in 1789. General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, 144 Confederate veterans, two Virginia governors, John Letcher, James McDowell, and Margaret Junkin Preston ... Read More

Stratford HallStratford Hall
Westmoreland County

Stratford Hall is the Home of the Lee of Virginia, located in the historic Northern Neck. Grounds open daily: 10:00am to 5:00pm Great House & Historic Area (Self-Guided Audio Tours): Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm Visitor Center... Read More

Swift Creek Mill TheatreSwift Creek Mill Theatre
Chesterfield County

The People's Playhouse for Over 50 Years! Take a step up in entertainment and back in history at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. Known as the People's Playhouse, the theatre is housed in the 353 year old Swift Creek Mill, which is a local, state and nation... Read More

Sycamore TavernSycamore Tavern
Hanover County

Sycamore Tavern (c.1732) was the fourth stagecoach stop on the Richmond-Charlottesville Road. The tavern hosted travelers throughout the 19th century. The well preserved building houses the Page Memorial Library of History and Genealogy. Open Wednesd... Read More

The Fauquier History Museum at the Old JailThe Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
Fauquier County

The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, formerly the Fauquier County Jail, is now the home of the Fauquier Historical Society. Built in 1808, the front portion of the jail contained four cells, each of which was approved to house 40 prisoners... Read More

The Hill House in Olde Towne PortsmouthThe Hill House in Olde Towne Portsmouth
Portsmouth

The Hill House was built as a private residence in 1820. It was home to three generations of Hills and in the 1960's was left to the Portsmouth Historical Association(PHA) by its last occupant, Miss Evelyn Hill. Miss Hill left the contents of the hom... Read More

The MarinersThe Mariners' Museum & Park
Newport News

The Mariners' Museum & Park believes that the promise of our mission is a powerful one. This shared connection to the water unites our local, national, and global communities. That bond - the belief that we are all mariners - creates the vehicle to b... Read More

The Triangle (The Avenue)The Triangle (The Avenue)
Petersburg

South Avenue, Halifax and Harrison Streets The Triangle, also known as the Avenue, was Petersburg's African-American business center until the 1970s. During the 19th and early 20th century, New Market on South Avenue was the marketplace for hucksters... Read More

The Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah Co., VA, Inc.The Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah Co., VA, Inc.
Shenandoah County

Open MAY - OCTOBER, Thursdays - Saturdays. Other times by Appointment. The museum is housed in two 18th century homes - a dressed limestone structure known as the Marshall House, & log home referred to as the Wickham House. Displays include Civil War... Read More

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson's Monticello
Charlottesville

Monticello is the mountaintop home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States. They are a World Heritage Site, historic house and plantation, museum, research institute, presidenti... Read More

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Bedford County

One of only two homes Thomas Jefferson designed for his personal use, the villa retreat at Poplar Forest was the place where Jefferson "came to indulge in the life of the mind and renew his personal creativity." Jefferson and his wife, Martha, inheri... Read More

Thoroughgood HouseThoroughgood House
Virginia Beach

One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House still sits along the shores of Western Branch Lynnhaven River where it was built, circa 1719 by Argall Thorowgood, great-grandson of... Read More

Tomb of the Unknown SoldierTomb of the Unknown Soldier
Williamsburg

The Powhatan Creek Trail in James City County links to a number of historic sites along its path including the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot Solider of the American Revolution, the Church on the Main and Mainland Farm.The path is accessible to walkers,... Read More

Tompkins CottageTompkins Cottage
Mathews County

Tompkins Cottage, near the Mathews historic courthouse district, is headquarters to the Mathews County Historical Society. The oldest wooden structure in the courthouse, it was used as a mercantile store starting in 1815 by Christopher Tompkins, fath... Read More

Traipse Walking ToursTraipse Walking Tours
Fredericksburg

TAKE YOUR BRAIN FOR A WALK. Explore streetscapes, historic landmarks, and locally owned businesses while challenging your brain with fun puzzles and clues. Tours to take: African-American Heritage of Fredericksburg Tour provides an opportunity... Read More

US Army Transportation MuseumUS Army Transportation Museum
Newport News

The U.S. Army Transportation Museum is the only museum dedicated to preserving the history of U.S. Army Transportation. The story of the Army's Transportation Corps, from horse-drawn wagons of the Revolutionary War to armoured vehicles being used ... Read More

UVA Rotunda and Central GroundsUVA Rotunda and Central Grounds
Charlottesville

The original Grounds of the University, including the Rotunda and the Lawn, were designed by Jefferson to be what he called an "Academical Village." The Academical Village includes a rectangular, terraced green space known as the Lawn; two parallel r... Read More

Violet Bank MuseumViolet Bank Museum
Colonial Heights

In 1777, shipping mercahnt Thomas Shore purchased 144 acres atop Archer's Hill naming the property, Violet Bank. The present building, owned by the City of Colonial Heights, replaces the first house constructed by Thomas Shore, destroyed by fire in 1... Read More

Virginia Capitol and Executive MansionVirginia Capitol and Executive Mansion
Richmond

Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the State Capitol houses America's oldest legislative assembly. Daily one-hour guided tours showcase historical statuary and paintings, rare exhibit objects, and newly restored legislative chambers. Self-guided tours als... Read More

Virginia Museum of History and CultureVirginia Museum of History and Culture
Richmond

Founded in 1831, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is the oldest cultural organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. It houses a collection of more than 9 mil... Read More

Virginia War MemorialVirginia War Memorial
Richmond

The Paul and Phyllis Galanti education Center is the fulfillment of over ten years planning to transform the Virginia War Memorial into a major education center. The goal is to honor military veterans by passing their stories of sacrifice on to futur... Read More

Virginia War MuseumVirginia War Museum
Newport News

American military history unfolds at the Virginia War Museum. Collections of artifacts, weapons, vehicles, uniforms, and posters trace the development of the United States military from 1775 to the present. Galleries include Women at War, Marches Tow... Read More

WadeWade's Mill
Rockbridge County

Wade's Mill, Virginia's oldest operating commercial grist mill, is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Meet the Miller and explore three floors of historic milling equipment and museum displays. Garden... Read More

WallerWaller's Ford Historic Marker
Henry County

There is so much history to learn about Martinsville-Henry County, including that of George Waller. George and Anne Waller established their plantation on the Smith River near here around 1770. George Waller helped establish Henry County, serving ... Read More

WANDERLOVE Day Trip: Three Virginia State Parks in One DayWANDERLOVE Day Trip: Three Virginia State Parks in One Day
Carroll County

From Fancy Gap Cabins and Campground take a half hour drive north up 1-77 toward Wytheville to spend the day at three Virginia State Parks. Start at the historical Shot Tower where you can learn a bit about early ammunition manufacturing and commerce... Read More

Warren Heritage SocietyWarren Heritage Society
Warren County

Founded in 1971, the Warren Heritage Society is dedicated to saving and making the history of Front Royal and Warren County. Our mission is to preserve the history of this area through our living history museums, our permanent exhibits, our lecture ... Read More

Washington Street United Methodist ChurchWashington Street United Methodist Church
Petersburg

On June 26, 1842, this church building was dedicated. In 1844 the Methodist Church divided. The first general conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South was held in this church in May of 1846. During the War Between the States, the church bui... Read More

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historical TrailWashington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historical Trail
York County

The Route to Victory. In 1781, General Rochambeau’s French Army joined forces with General Washington's Continental Army to fight the British Army in Yorktown, Virginia. With the French Navy in support, the allied armies moved hundreds of miles to... Read More

WatermenWatermen's Museum
York County

Located on the Yorktown, Virginia waterfront just upriver from the Riverwalk shopping and dining area, the Watermen's Museum is the perfect addition to your Historic Triangle visit. The Watermen's Museum offers school and civic groups 13 different... Read More

Weems-Botts MuseumWeems-Botts Museum
Prince William County

Museum tours include an overview of Dumfries' significant colonial history as well as a look into the house's historic past. Visitors travel through time as they tour the period rooms decorated in 18th, 19th, and 20th century styles while learning ab... Read More

Westmoreland County Museum and LibraryWestmoreland County Museum and Library
Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County Museum (WCM) founded in 1941, is the oldest museum in the Northern Neck. WCM preserves important history plus artifacts of the county and its people. Its treasures include the notable portrait of Sir William Pitt, painted by Charl... Read More

Weston PlantationWeston Plantation
Hopewell

Come and find out how ordinary people lived through some of the most extraordinary times in American history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Weston Plantation includes an elegant 18th-century plantation home overlooking the Appom... Read More

Westover PlantationWestover Plantation
Charles City County

Westover is one of the most elegant and historic colonial plantations. It was built in the first half of the 18th century by the Byrd family, and is widely known for its superb proportions. Shaded by a magnificent collection of trees, the grounds off... Read More

Wilderness Road State ParkWilderness Road State Park
Lee County

Wilderness Road State Park is about 310 acres that lie astride the Wilderness Road, a route carved by Daniel Boone in 1775. The route, which followed a buffalo trace, opened America's first western frontier. Most notable in the park are the Karlan Ma... Read More

William ByrdWilliam Byrd's 1728 Camp Historic Marker
Henry County

Along the narrow grassy stretch of median between the four lanes of U.S. Route 220 within sight of the North Carolina border, travelers might get a quick glance of a historic marker. This marker commemorates a moment in Colonial History when this are... Read More

Winter Weekend GetawayWinter Weekend Getaway
York County

Planning to get out of town this winter for a weekend? Historic Yorktown is home to several historical, artistic, and shopping attractions that are sure to keep you warm on the inside (and out). Day 1 (Saturday morning arrival): Reserve your st... Read More

Wren BuildingWren Building
Williamsburg

On the campus of William and Mary the Wren Building was built in 1695. Considered the oldest academic structure in America, the Wren Building served as a Confederate hospital and quarters in 1861. Confederate troops under Brig. Gen. Jubal Early ca... Read More

York County Historical MuseumYork County Historical Museum
York County

At the York County Historical Museum, view exhibits highlighting York County's 400-year history, including Naval Weapons Station, the Battlefield golf course, the Coleman Bridge, and the archaeology of several local sites. Located in York Hall. Call ... Read More

Yorktown BattlefieldYorktown Battlefield
York County

Yorktown Battlefield is site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. A visit begins at the National Park Service Visitor Center, where a 16-minute film, "Siege at Yorktown," and a museum of artifacts from the battle, including ... Read More

Yorktown BeachYorktown Beach
York County

Located in Historic Yorktown, this two-acre public beachfront caters to family fun and is one of the only beaches in Hampton Roads to feature a Mobi-Mat and Mobi Chair for visitors in wheelchairs. The beach is perfect for sunbathing, boating, swimmin... Read More

Yorktown Ghost WalksYorktown Ghost Walks
Poquoson

Yorktown: the place where our nation's independence was won. By day, this tiny village is alive with tourists, fishermen and sunbathers. Deep beneath this peaceful allure, spirits of the past still cry out from the blood stained soil. They emerge fro... Read More

Yorktown Victory MonumentYorktown Victory Monument
York County

Yorktown Victory Monument was commissioned by the Continental Congress in 1781 to commemorate the great victory at Yorktown. This majestic monument was constructed between 1881 and 1884.... Read More