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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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 Balch LibraryThomas Balch Library
Loudoun County

Thomas Balch Library is a history and genealogical library located in Leesburg, Virginia. One of the library’s missions is collecting and preserving printed, manuscript, photographic, cartographic and genealogical documentation of Leesburg, Loudoun C... Read More

Thomas Claiborne Creasy HouseThomas Claiborne Creasy House
Pittsylvania County

The Thomas Claiborne Creasy House in Pittsylvania County's Town of Gretna is where Thomas C. Creasy resided during a career that brought him wealth and saw him operating a mercantile warehouse, owning numerous parcels of land, and rising to local pro... Read More

Thomas J. Boyd MuseumThomas J. Boyd Museum
Wythe County

The Thomas J. Boyd Museum opened in December 1983. Located beside the Haller-Gibboney Rock House, the Boyd Museum is named for Thomas Jefferson Boyd who is known as the "Father of Wytheville." He was an attorney, Town mayor, surveyor, hotel builder a... 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
City of 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
City of 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

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American RevolutionTomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution
City of Alexandria

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, located in the Burial Ground of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, honors an unidentified soldier whose remains were unearthed and reburied at this site in 1826. It honors as well the many ... 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

Trinity United Methodist Church CemeteryTrinity United Methodist Church Cemetery
City of Alexandria

Founded in 1774, Trinity United Methodist Church, located today at 2911 Cameron Mills Road in Alexandria, is a vibrant congregation that welcomes all through its doors. The Trinity Cemetery was founded 1808 and is part of Alexandria's historic Wilkes... Read More

US Army Transportation MuseumUS Army Transportation Museum
City of 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
City of 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
City of 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
City of 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
City of 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



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