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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Alexandria History Museum at The LyceumAlexandria History Museum at The Lyceum
City of Alexandria

Citizens of Alexandria first formed the Lyceum Company in 1838 as part of a larger movement in America to promote education locally. In Alexandria, men, women, and children attended lectures, participated in debates, and attended various entertainmen... 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

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

City of 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

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

Berry HillBerry Hill
Pittsylvania County

Located in southern Pittsylvania County near the North Carolina border, Berry Hill is a remarkably complete Southside plantation grouping with a sprawling, much-evolved dwelling house and numerous outbuildings. The unusually high number of support st... Read More

Beth Ahabah Museum and ArchivesBeth Ahabah Museum and Archives
City of 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

BillBill's Diner
Pittsylvania County

More recently known as "Streetcar Named Desire," this engaging example of 20th-century Americana, formerly Bill's Diner, began life in the mid-1920s as a functioning streetcar in Reidsville, N.C. Bill Fretwell of Chatham took advantage of the elimina... Read More

Black History Museum & Cultural Center of VirginiaBlack History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia
City of Richmond

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia was founded in 1981 by Carroll Anderson, Sr. and opened to the public at 100 Clay Street, in the historic Jackson Ward district of Richmond in 1991. The Black History Museum & Cultural Cente... Read More



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