Virginia is the home of many Presidents of the United States. After George Washington completed his term as President, he retired to his Mount Vernon estate. Visitors to Virginia can tour his home, surrounding property and visit the distillery and gristmill located a few miles from the Mount Vernon property. In Charlottesville, visitors can tour Monticello and visit the campus of the University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson designed many of the buildings on this campus in addition to his Monticello (more…)
March 23, 2013
Virginiaâ€™s capital city, Richmond, is a unique blend of historic past and vibrant present.
Historic Monument Avenue reminds you of Richmondâ€™s prominent place in the Civil War. Most of the large monuments centered on the avenue are dedicated to personages from that period. Victorian era houses line both sides of the tree-lined street which leads into the revitalized downtown.
The historic district reminds you of the antiquity of Virginia. Long before its position as (more…)
June 7, 2012
Thrill-seeking families will find a lot to do in Virginia. The state has everything from beaches to mountains. Visitors can start by exploring the outdoors. When they need some time out of the sun, people can discover the historical buildings that have more than 400 years of history. The following attractions are some of the adventurous things to do in Virginia.
Virginia Beach is one of the most popular destinations in the whole state. Visitors can lie under the sun, (more…)
June 4, 2012
Being one of the original 13 colonies, itâ€™s not hard to see why things are better in Virginia. With its historic trademarks and museums, itâ€™s a place full of history making it the perfect visiting place for the young and old alike.
If youâ€™re a lover of history then visiting Jamestown should be the first stop on your list. With the history that this place has to offer as well as the fact that it was the first (more…)
June 3, 2012
The state of Virginia has a rich history as one of the first discovered lands in the United States of America. To this very day, Virginia has continued to preserve it’s historical sites for tourists from around the world to come and view. One of the most popular of these areas is Williamsburg, where history truly comes alive.
Williamsburg, Virginia is one of the first settlements in the state. Preserved as a historical site, this city gives visitors an inside look of how life was really like in the colonial days. (more…)
May 31, 2012
Virginia is called the Mother of Presidents because eight presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Harrison, Tyler, Taylor, and Wilson were Virginians by birth. Not only is Virginia the Mother of Presidents; Virginia may be the Mother of First Ladies, since Martha Washington, Martha Jefferson, Rachel Jackson, Letitia Tyler, and Edith Wilson were Virginia born. Virginia is also believed to be the only birthplace of a husband and wife, president and first lady since Woodrow and Edith (more…)
May 27, 2012
From the ocean to the mountains, Virginia is alive with historical sites and interesting places to visit. Virginia is home to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World. This and nearby Williamsburg are interesting spots to stop and soak up a little history. Docents dressed in historical garb provide realistic views of both historic sites. Eight presidents were born in Virginia. Jefferson’s Monticello is a favorite tourist spot. Lesser known is his “get-away,” Poplar Forest ,located in Forest, Virginia near Lynchburg. Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, is located near the nation’s (more…)