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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Patawomeck Museum & Cultural CenterPatawomeck Museum & Cultural Center
Stafford County

The Patawomeck Museum and Cultural Center was the former home of the late Duff Green. A fire destroyed the original structure in the 19th century. The current structure stands on the original foundation. The outdoor Living History Village and garden... Read More

Patrick County CourthousePatrick County Courthouse
Patrick County

Located in Historic Uptown Stuart, the Patrick County Courthouse was designed and built by Abram Staples and completed in 1822. It displays many characteristics of Jefferson-inspired court buildings in the eastern and central portions of the state.... Read More

Patrick County Historical Society & MuseumPatrick County Historical Society & Museum
Patrick County

The Patrick County Historical Museum is a repository for hundreds of artifacts that represent Patrick County's rich history. Notable items on display include a rare three-seat carriage, a 19th century copper turnip-type moonshine still, an antebellum... 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 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

PaulPaul's Ottobine Historic Mill
Rockingham County

Constructed in 1937-1938, Paul's Ottobine Mill in Rockingham County is a largely intact water-powered gristmill that illustrates traditional mill construction with such features as chamfered posts, a pivoting millstone crane, and vintage machinery. T... Read More

Pear Valley Farm CottagePear Valley Farm Cottage
Northampton County

The early Northampton County cottage called Pear Valley is a textbook of vernacular design and displays the refinement that the colonial housewright could give to small dwellings. Lending the house both dignity and stability is the brick end with its... Read More

Pear Valley farmsteadPear Valley farmstead
Northampton County

In 2013, Pear Valley was designated as a National Historic Landmark and became one of only 2,596 landmarks in the entire U.S., 121 Virginia, and two in Northampton County. This places Pear Valley in the company of Virginia's Monticello, Montpelier, a... Read More

Pearis CemetaryPearis Cemetary
Giles County

George Pearis in 1779 resided and was in command of the Pearis Fort on the New River, providing refuge for settlers from hostile Indian attacks. Captain Pearis joined Major Joseph Cloyd in suppressing Tory uprisings in 1780 at Shallow Ford along the ... Read More

Pearisburg Historic DistrictPearisburg Historic District
Giles County

Pearisburg, the county seat of Giles County, was laid out in 1806 on land donated by Col. George Pearis, an early settler. The plan established a large public square for county buildings, situated at the northeast corner of Main Street and Wenonah Av... Read More

Penn-Wyatt HousePenn-Wyatt House
City of Danville

A symbol of Danville's 19th-century affluence, the Penn-Wyatt House is the city's most exuberant example of Victorian residential architecture. The original owner, James Gabriel Penn, came to Danville in 1868 and established himself as a tobacco comm... Read More

PeoplePeople's Bank of Eggleston
Giles County

The short-lived People's Bank of Eggleston in Giles County was constructed by about 1925 and closed in 1932, a victim of the Great Depression. A modest two-story brick building resembling an American Foursquare house, the People's Bank served as a ce... Read More

Peter Paul Historic Home Peter Paul Historic Home
Rockingham County

This plain dwelling near the town of Dayton in Rockingham County is one of the few Continental-type farmhouses surviving from the heavy German settlement in the Shenandoah Valley. The central-chimney house is also one of the latest and most southern ... Read More

Petersburg National BattlefieldPetersburg National Battlefield
City of Petersburg

Petersburg National Battlefield Park, located approximately 25 miles south of Richmond, encompasses a large area with battlefield sites and visitor centers. In June 1864, Ulysses S. Grant realized that the key to conquering Richmond was to bring d... Read More



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