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Agecroft Hall

4305 Sulgrave Road / phone: 804-353-4241
A 15th century Tudor mansion from Lancashire, England, reconstructed beam by beam on it's present site in Richmond's West End overlooking the James River. Furnished in period pieces the house & gardens are open for tours.

Arthur Ashe Athletic Center

3001 North Boulevard / phone: 804-783-3519
The 72,000 square foot Arthur Ashe Center is a 6,000 seat athletic facility containing a basketball court and one of the finest indoor tracks in Virginia. The Center is available for tradeshows.

Ash Lawn-Highland

1000 James Monroe Parkway / phone: 434-293-8000
The country home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States, this modest plantation faces his friends home, Monticello on an adjoining mountain top. The house has later expansions attached but the real charm is in the original structures.

Battersea

793 Appomattox Street / phone: 804-732-9882
One of the finest examples of a five-part Palladian house in the United States, it was constructed between 1767 and 1768 by John Banister on the bluffs of the Appomattox River.

Blandford Church

425 Cockade Alley / phone: 804-733-2400
The18th-century parish church is a memorial to the Southern soldiers who died during the Civil War. In honor of the dead, each state contributed a leaded glass window designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The church cemetery has graves dating back to 1702.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

1 Busch Gardens Boulevard / phone: 800-343-7946
America's most beautiful theme park, Busch Gardens also has some of the most thrilling rides and coasters. With a European theme, the park hosts villages from England to Italy and includes a new section called Sesame Street Forest of Fun! Fun for all ages!

Charlottesville nTelos Wireless Pavilion

700 E Main Street / phone: 434-245-4910
This is a new outdoor concert pavilion located in the Downtown Mall area. The pavilion will be bringing in headline acts as well as local entertainment.

Colonial Downs

10515 Colonial Downs Parkway / phone: 804-966-7223
Colonial Downs, where thoroughbred and harness racing are a part of the action at this local track. The race schedule varies seasonally beginning in late April to mid-summer, with a new season in early September and through October.

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial

120 Chatham Lane / phone: 540-373-6122
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania - more than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed. No place more vividly reflects the Civil War’s tragic cost, in all its forms. Run by the NPS as a National Military Park.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument

1732 Popes Creek Road / phone: 804-224-1732
George Washington Birthplace preserves the heart of the Washington lands & a memorial plantation. The home in which George Washington was born, burned in 1779. A Memorial House was built on another part of the property, the original foundation is marked.

George Washington's Ferry Farm

268 Kings Highway / phone: 540-370-0732
On the banks of the Rappahannock River, is the boyhood home of George Washington. Archaeological excavations are ongoing seasonally to learn more about this early plantation. Self-guided tours are on-going year round.

Hampton Coliseum

1000 Coliseum Drive / phone: 757-838-5650
Venus for national headliner concerts, the Hampton Jazz Festival, rodeo, trade shows and circus performances.

Henricus Historical Park

251 Henricus Park Road / phone: 804-748-1613
Welcome to the reconstructed citie of Henricus. The Virginia Company of London had hoped it would be the principal seat of the colony, replacing the unhealthy "aire" of Jamestown. Here also, was the English home of Pocahontas & her husband John Rolfe.

Historic Jamestowne

Colonial Parkway / phone: 757-229-1733
In the steps of Captain John Smith & Pocahontas, explore Americas beginnings where the first English representative government met & where the first arrival of Africans to English North American was recorded in 1619. Jamestown, the Beginning of America.

Historic Kenmore

1201 Washington Avenue / phone: 540-373-3381
Built by Fielding Lewis & his wife Betty, sister of George Washington, this Georgian-style mansion sits in the heart of Fredericksburg. Known for decorative plasterwork ceilings & elegant exterior, it reflects the wealth of the city before the Revolution.

Hollywood Cemetery

412 S. Cherry Street / phone: 804-648-8501
Opened in 1849, the cemetery contains the tombs of 2 American Presidents, Confederate President Davis and General J.E.B. Stuart as well as a 90 foot pyramid marking the graves of 18,000 Confederate dead. Beautiful tombs & markers are found throughout.

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

1020 Caroline Street / phone: 540-373-3362
This eighteenth-century building was restored to house the Hugh Mercer Apothecary. Dr. Mercer served the citizens of Fredericksburg with medicines and treatments of the time.

Innsbrook snagajob.com® Pavilion

4901 Lakebrook Drive / phone: 804-217-8803
The team at Innsbrook, coordinates and delivers over 100 events and activities each year including recreation, wellness, networking clubs, sporting and special events and the ever popular concert series.

James Madison's Montpelier

11407 Constitution Highway / phone: 540-672-2728
Montpelier is the newly restored of home of President & Father of the Constitution, James Madison & his wife Dolley, the mansion has a rich history that spans almost 250 years. It has been brought back to it's 1812 Madison-era appearance.

James River Plantations

Virginia Route 5
Five historic plantations, some dating back to the 1600s, they are icons of the river and include presidential homes, Sherwood Forest and Berkeley. The exquisite Shirley and the classic Westover and Evelynton round out these top five Plantations.

Jamestown Settlement

218 Jamestown Road / phone: 757-253-4838
Virginia's recreation of the first settlement at Jamestown with the palisade fort, Indian village, the first three sailing ships and a interpretive museum covering the years before and after the settlement from both perspectives, Old and New World.

John Marshall House

818 East Marshall Street / phone: 804-648-7998
This lovely home was built in 1790 by John Marshall & 11 years later he was appointed the 4th Chef Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. He fought in the revolution on the staff of George Washington & served with President John Adams as Secretary of State.

Landmark Theatre

6 North Laurel Street / phone: 804-592-3400
Formerly The Mosque, was built in 1926 by Shriners as their Acca Temple Shrine. The City of Richmond purchased the venue in 1940. One of the best known and most striking buildings in Richmond, its seating capacity is 3,565.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue / phone: 804-262-9887
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about plants, to marvel at nature, to relax in a beautiful setting or to take gardening classes.

Mary Washington House

1200 Charles Street / phone: 540-373-1569
In 1772, George Washington purchased a house in Fredericksburg for his mother. Mary Ball Washington spent her last 17 years in this comfortable home. It was here that President-elect Washington came to get her blessing before his inauguration in 1789.

Maymont

1700 Hampton Street / phone: 804-358-7166
The home & estate of Richmond-born financier James Dooley was bequeathed to the City of Richmond & now encompasses a mansion, grounds, gardens, & the Robins Nature & Visitor Center with wildlife exhibits & a Children's Farm.

Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway / phone: 434-984-9822
The home of our 2nd President and an author of the Declaration of Independence, Monticello is national treasure of architecture as well as a icon for agriculture, history and the inventiveness of the owner, Thomas Jefferson.

Monument Avenue

Lombardy Street to Glenside Drive
Historic Avenue that crosses Richmond from the Fan to the West End. Monuments & classic homes line the avenue in the Fan with statuary honoring Lee, Jackson, Stuart & Jefferson Davis as well as Commodore Maury & Richmond's favorite son, Arthur Ashe.

Museum of Confederacy

1201 E Clay Street / phone: 804-649-1861
The Museum of the Confederacy has a rich collection of civilian and military Civil War artifacts relating to the Confederate States of America, as well as the post-war “Lost Cause” era. The facilities includes White House of the Confederacy.

Pamplin Historical Park

6125 Boydton Plank Road / phone: 804-726-7546
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier provides a full day of exploring & learning about the Civil War & life in the antebellum South. The Park includes 4 museums, 4 historic buildings & self-guided tours of battlefields.

Petersburg National Battlefield

5001 Siege Road / phone: 804-732-3531
The longest siege in American warfare took place in & around Petersburg, from June 1864 to April 1865 with Grant setting in siege operations & Lee defending the Confederate lines. Battle sites in the area include The Crater, City Point & Five Forks.

Richmond Center Stage

600 E. Grace Street / phone: 804-225-9000
This is the region’s new performing arts complex located in the heart of downtown Richmond. It encompasses Rhythm Hall, the Showcase Gallery, Gottwald Playhouse, the Genworth BrightLights Education Center and the historic Carpenter Theatre.

Rising Sun Tavern

1304 Caroline Street / phone: 540-371-1494
Built by Charles Washington (younger brother of George) around 1760 & was his family home until 1790. It opened as a Fredericksburg tavern in 1792. Carefully restored in the 1930s, most of the interior woodwork is original.

Saudé Creek Vineyards

16230 Cooks Mill Road / phone: 804-966-5896
Saudé Creek is a privately-owned and operated vineyard and winery located on the Pamunkey River in historic New Kent County. The mild climate and mineral-rich clay soils of the Virginia Tidewater contribute to their complex and food-friendly wines.

Science Museum of Virginia

2500 West Broad Street / phone: 804-864-1400
Housed in the historic Broad Street Station, the Science Museum is a center for hands-on science. Exhibitions include interactive exhibits on a wide range of science topics. The Ethyl Corporation IMAX®DOME creates the ultimate “you are there” experien

Scotchtown

16120 Chiswell Lane / phone: 804-227-3500
Most well known as the home of Patrick Henry, the house is also associated with Dolley Payne Madison as she may have lived part of her childhood there. Build in the first half of the 18th century, it is an original building with restorations.

Shirley Plantation

501 Shirley Plantation Road / phone: 804-829-5121
One of the oldest plantations along the James River with land grants dating back 1613 & a home built by 1738 that has remained in the same family for 11 generations, Shirley also holds the title of America's oldest family-owned business dating to 1638.

St. James' House

1300 Charles Street / phone: 800-678-4748
Built around 1768, St. James' House is a beautifully restored gentlemen's cottage in downtown Fredericksburg. Filled with superb period furnishings,the home is open 3 time a year to the public.

St. John’s Church

2401 E Broad Street / phone: 804-649-7938
Completed in 1741 as part of the 1611 Henrico Parish, St. John's was the place Patrick Henry made his famous “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech on 23 March 1775.

Stratford Hall

483 Great House Road / phone: 804-493-8038
A 1900 acre restored estate on the Potomac River, unique & beautiful Stratford Hall plantation house was built by Thomas Lee in the late 1730s. It was the home of patriot Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee and the birthplace of General Robert E. Lee.

The Mariner's Museum

100 Museum Drive / phone: 757-596-2222
One of the largest maritime collections in the world, the Museum is also known as America's National Maritime Museum and is home to the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, the collection of August F. Crabtree miniature ships and a huge parkland.

The Museum of Edgar Allan Poe

1914 East Main Street / phone: 804-648-5523
Richmond's Poe Museum boasts the world's finest collection of Edgar Allan Poe's manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia & personal belongings. Located in The Old Stone House, the museum is only blocks away from Poe's first Richmond home.

Tuckahoe Plantation

12601 River Road / phone: 804-784-5736
The boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, Tuckahoe is only nine miles west of Richmond. The original one-room school Jefferson attended still is on the property. The gardens are open for tours year-round, the house is open by scheduled appointment only.

Valentine Richmond History Center

1015 East Clay Street / phone: 804-649-0711
Located in the heart of historic downtown Richmond, the History Center is creating a lively and compelling new center for Richmonders and tourists to discover the diverse stories that come together to tell the history of Richmond.

Virginia Historical Society

428 North Boulevard / phone: 804-358-4901
Founded in 1831, the Virginia Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the commonwealth's past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. Unique artifacts and historical documents make up part of the collection.

Virginia House

4301 Sulgrave Road / phone: 804-353-4251
A 1929 mansion constructed from the materials of a sixteenth century English manor house & was the home of Alexander & Virginia Weddell, the estate overlooks the James River. Now a museum, it is open under the auspices of the Virginia Historical Society.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

2800 Grove Avenue / phone: 804-340-1400
A superb museum of art housing collections from all over the world, from ancient civilizations to contemporary American art. A famous extensive collection of Fabergé jeweled objects are also housed here.

Virginia War Memorial

621 S. Belvidere Street / phone: 804-786-2060
This impression glass and marble memorial has the names of more than 11,600 Virginia soldiers who gave their lives for this country. A statue "Memory" gracefully mourns her loss and guards the memory of those who have fallen.

Walton's Mountain Museum

6484 Rockfish River Road / phone: 434-831-2000
The creator of "The Waltons", Earl Hamner, grew up in the house across the street & attended school in the building that is now Walton's Mountain Museum. Names were changed, yet as one of America's favorite TV shows, 'Waltons" 'twas based on a real place!

Williamsburg Winery

5800 Wessex Hundred / phone: 757-258-0899
The award winning Williamsburg Winery produces almost one-quarter of all wine in Virginia. With over 50 acres of vineyard on site, tours & tastings are offered year round. Offering dining, the winery is a venue for special events, concerts & entertainment.

Wilton House Museum

215 S. Wilton Road / phone: 804-282-5936
An 18th-century plantation home within the city of Richmond, it was moved from south of town on the James River to it's present location & restored by the Virginia Chapter of The Colonial Dames of America. A series of camps, tours & events are on-going.

WindSong Winery

5801 Funny Tree Trail / phone: 804-457-2865
WindSong Farm is 90 acres nestled in the western section of Goochland County. The first vines were planted in 2003 & consisted of 100 Dornfelder plants. Additional vines & the winery inevitably followed.

Yorktown Victory Center

260 Water Street / phone: 757-253-4838
The Victory Center is an Interpretive museum within earshot of the last battle of the American Revolution, galleries relate to the impact of the Revolution on citizens on both sides, and houses artifacts from British ships lost during the 1781 siege.


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