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Abram's Delight Museum

Winchester, Virginia

The oldest house in Winchester, this stone building is a wonderful example of early...
Agecroft Hall

Richmond, Virginia

A "transplant" from Tudor England, this half-timbered manor house built in the...
Appomattox Court House National Park

Appomattox, Virginia

Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the Civil War on April...
Berkeley Plantation

Charles City, Virginia

One of Virginia's most historic plantations and the site of the first official...
Boykins Tavern Museum

Windsor, Virginia

Boykin inherited this land in 1780, as well as the house that had stood there since 1762...
Carlyle House

Alexandria, Virginia

This 18th-century home was used by General Braddock as his headquarters during the French...
Castlewood Plantation House

Chesterfield, Virginia

One of the finest Palladian style period houses in Chesterfield County, Castlewood has a...
Centre Hill Mansion

Petersburg, Virginia

The ground floor galleries in Centre Hill feature permanent and temporary exhibitions on...
Charlotte County Courthouse

Charlotte Court House, Virginia

This is the only Virginia courthouse designed by Thomas Jefferson that still exists....
Claude Moore Colonial Farm At Turkey Run

McLean, Virginia

The Farm is managed and operated by the Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm, through a...
Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history...
Colvin Run Mill

Great Falls, Virginia

This late 19th century building once stood across Colvin Run Road from the mill....
Gadsby's Tavern

Alexandria, Virginia

A historic tavern and museum dating from the years following the American Revolution and...
Gilmore Farm

Montpelier Station, Virginia

George and his wife, Polly, leased the land from Dr. James Madison, great-nephew of...
Gunston Hall Plantation

Mason Neck, Virginia

George Mason was instrumental in the framing of the United States government, but he...
Historic Jamestowne

Jamestown, Virginia

Founded by the Virginia Company on May 14, 1607, this historic site is the first...
Hugh Mercer Apothecary

Fredericksburg, Virginia

This eighteenth-century building was restored to house the Hugh Mercer Apothecary. Dr....
Jamestown Settlement

Williamsburg, Virginia

This is the re-created Jamestown, which features the fort, three ships, and an Indian...
Ker Place

Onancock, Virginia

Ker Place was built around 1799 in the Grand Federal style. It has elaborate millwork and...
Library Of Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

The State Library, which contains an excellent collection of objects, manuscripts, maps,...
Macarthur Memorial

Norfolk, Virginia

The museum is housed in Norfolk's nineteenth-century City Hall, which is both a Virginia...
Manassas Museum

Manassas, Virginia

Featuring a wide array of artifacts illustrating the area's history, especially the Civil...
Maymont

Richmond, Virginia

By 1893, the Dooleys were living in their new 12,000 square-foot, 33-room home, which...
Moore House

Yorktown, Virginia

The site on which the Moore House now stands was first patented by Governor John Harvey...
Morven Park

Leesburg, Virginia

The mansion, a focal point of the estate, evolved from a fieldstone farmhouse in 1781 to...
Museum Of The Confederacy

Richmond, Virginia

The museum complex also includes tours of the official residence of CSA President...
Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge, Virginia

This geological formation has carved out a gorge in the mountainous limestone terrain of...
Norfolk History Museum

Norfolk, Virginia

Opened just two years ago in the historic Willoughby-Baylor House, exhibits here reveal...
Old Court House Civil War Museum

Winchester, Virginia

The courthouse was originally built in 1840 to serve the citizens of Winchester and...
Old Fauquier County Jail

Warrenton, Virginia

Warrenton's former jail is a singular example of the state's early county penal...
Red Hill

Brookneal, Virginia

Red Hill houses the largest collection of Patrick Henry memorabilia in the world. A...
Robert Russa Moton Museum

Farmville, Virginia

On this site in 1951 the student body walked out in protest of unequal educational...
Salem Museum

Salem, Virginia

Originally used for the dual purpose of a residence and post office/general store, today...
Schwartz Tavern

Blackstone, Virginia

Schwartz Tavern was once operated by John A. Schwartz. Since Schwartz is German for Black...
Shirley Plantation

Charles City, Virginia

Shirley Plantation is Virginia's first plantation and one of the first economic engines...
Virginia House

Richmond, Virginia

Virginia House was completed a few months before the stock market crash of 1929....
Virginia State Capitol Building

Richmond, Virginia

During the Civil War, the Confederate Congress also met at the state capitol building....
Weston Manor

Hopewell, Virginia

This 18th-century house, built in 1789 in the style of a Tidewater plantation, is...