Top 15 Historical Sites Around Virginia


1. The White House, DC

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20500
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Love him or hate him. It’s still pretty cool to see where The President lives.

2. Monticello, Charlottesville

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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You can’t talk about Charlottesville’s rich history without mentioning Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Explore this beautiful forty-three room structure and its stunning gardens.

3. The Lincoln Memorial, DC

Lincoln Memorial Cir SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037
It doesn’t matter how many pictures you’ve seen. Nothing will prepare you for the sight of this awe inspiring monument.

4. Merchants Square, Williamsburg

134 N. Henry Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, Merchants Square is an 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants. Visitors and local residents alike regularly experience the Square’s unique shopping, dining and special events offerings in a setting of unrivaled beauty.

5. Henricus Historical Park, Chester

251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, Virginia 23836
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Henricus Historical Park is a living museum dedicated to the second successful English settlement.

6. Christiana Campbell’s Tavern, Williamsburg

101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Noted as George Washington’s favorite place for seafood, Christiana Campbell’s Tavern is as alive today with conversation and political discussion as it was in the times of the founders. You won’t want to miss Christiana’s crab cakes!

7. Virginia House, Richmond

4301 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, Virginia 23221
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Virginia House is a stunning Tudor manor that was relocated to Richmond in the 20s.

8. Michie Tavern, Charlottesville

683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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In 1777, Corporal William Michie started building his tavern. Today, it is a fun tavern with servers in colonial dress. Explore the oldest part of this 18th century tavern and shop in four unique shops like the metal smith or general store.

9. Mount Vernon, Alexandria

Westhampton Dr, Alexandria, Virginia 22309

Mount Vernon is the former home of President George Washington. The grounds include tombs, gardens and a distillery.

10. Old City Cemetery Museums and Arboretum, Lynchburg

401 Taylor Street , Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
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The Old City Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Virginia still in use today and Central Virginia’s most unique public garden!

11. Historic Polegreen Church, Mechanicsville

6411 Heatherwood Dr, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116
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The Historic Polegreen Church is a monument to the original church that caught fire during the Civil War.

12. The Rising Sun Tavern, Fredericksburg

1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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This beautiful home was built by Charles Washington, the youngest brother of George, as his private residence. It was turned into a tavern in 1792, and stayed that way for years to come. When you visit today you’ll be greeted by “tavern wenches” as they take you through the house and show you what is was like to live centuries ago!

13. Crab Louies Seafood Tavern, Midlothian

1352 Sycamore Sq, Midlothian, Virginia
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Crab Louies Seafood Tavern sits on the site where it all started. Two Scottish brothers built this house in the 18th century and called it Midlothian. The town that formed around it became Midlothian, VA.

14. Colonial Parkway

Colonial Parkway is a popular sightseeing area that connects Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.

15. Chatham Manor, Fredericksburg

120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Chatham Manor is one of the most historical spots in Fredericksburg and all of Virginia. Headquarter to the Union army throughout most of the Civil War, and oft visited by Lincoln. This was the opposite high ground to Marye’s Heights in the city. A great place to spend a day and walk through the grounds, house, and visit the beautiful gardens.

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