Places to Visit

Places To Visit

Places To Visit

History can be felt everywhere in Virginia, from the mountains to the beaches and every place in between. Visit these sites and discover why Virginia’s History is America’s Story and how our Commonwealth helped shape our nation.

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AJ Long MillAJ Long Mill
Greene County

Offering a good example of an evolved, small, mid-19th-century, water-powered gristmill, and one of the few known extant mills in Greene County, the A. J. Long Mill (also historically known as Sullivan's Mill) is a two-story frame building constructe... Read More

Albemarle Charlottesville Historical SocietyAlbemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
City of Charlottesville

The ACHS is a local non-profit dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the rich and complex 260-plus year history of the Albemarle-Charlottesville area. We are committed to informing, inspiring, and bringing together all people; providing a ... Read More

Albemarle CiderworksAlbemarle Ciderworks
Albemarle County

The oldest operating Cidery in Virginia, Albemarle Ciderworks crafts Cider reminiscent to what would have been enjoyed by colonists in Virginia at the time of the Revolutionary War. Vintage varieties of apple trees surround the CiderWorks, including ... 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

Alexandria Black History MuseumAlexandria Black History Museum
City of Alexandria

The Alexandria Black History Museum is housed in the historic Robert H. Robinson Library, Alexandria's separate but unequal library built in 1940. It owes its existence to attorney Samuel W. Tucker, who orchestrated a sit-in at the Alexandria library... Read More

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

James City County

Amblers is a brick farmhouse in James City County distinguished by its architectural history. The dwelling was built in 1852 in a style known as Picturesque, a design characterized by asymmetry and irregular building proportions. Amblers's original s... 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

Amherst County Museum and Historical SocietyAmherst County Museum and Historical Society
Amherst County

Founded in 1976, the mission of the Amherst County Museum & Historical Society is to discover, collect and preserve objects related to the history and genealogy of Amherst County. The Museum & Historical Society shall exhibit, interpret and offer tho... Read More

Amherst DepotAmherst Depot
Amherst County

The first depot in Amherst (then known as Dearborn) was built in the late 1800s for the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. This depot would be replaced in November 1913 by the Southern Railway when it took over the O&A and expanded its operation in Amhe... Read More

Andrew Johnston Historic HomeAndrew Johnston Historic Home
Giles County

We welcome you to visit the Andrew Johnston House and Giles County Historical Society! The 1829 Georgian manor house features many of the original decorative accents and charm of Giles County in the 19th century. Along with visiting our museum, we... Read More

Anthony Hockman House (1871)Anthony Hockman House (1871)
City of Harrisonburg

Anthony Hockman, one of Harrisonburg's local builders, designed and built this elaborately ornamented Italianate residence for himself in 1871. An excellent example of the architecturally spirited dwellings of prosperous small towns of the late-19th ... 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



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