Places to Visit

Places To Visit

Places To Visit

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.

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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

AAF Tank MuseumAAF Tank Museum
Pittsylvania County

The AAF Tank Museum is a living memorial dedicated to the Tank and Cavalry soldiers of the world. Before 1981 some of the artifacts that make up the AAF Tank Museum was a private collection belonging to Mr. William Gasser. Mr. Gasser felt that his co... 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
City of 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

Aldie Mill/NOVA ParksAldie Mill/NOVA Parks
Loudoun County

Discover a part of Northern Virginia's industrial heritage - the restored gristmill at Aldie Mill Historic Park, in Aldie. Built between 1807 and 1809, the Aldie Gristmill was once the largest factory of its kind in Loudoun County. The mill's metal w... Read More

Alexandria Archaeology MuseumAlexandria Archaeology Museum
City of 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
City of 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
City of 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

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



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