Berkeley Plantation - Virginia's Most Historic Plantation

Take a trip back in time with a visit to Berkeley Plantation, in Charles City, Virginia’s most historic plantation. How historic? It’s the birthplace of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a United States President, the “Taps” bugle call, and hosted the first, offici...

Visit Mariners' Museum and Park in Newport News, VA

The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, VA, has a little something for everybody – or maybe a lot! It is one of the largest maritime museums in North America, with a rich collection of artifacts that includes the turret of the USS Monitor. At the same time, the museum is also home...

Visit the Historic Smithfield Plantation Home

Step back in time and learn the history of one of America’s most influential families with a visit to the Historic Smithfield Plantation Home in Blacksburg, VA. Colonel William Preston built historic Smithfield Plantation in 1774 as his family home – and what a family! Preston’s...

Discover Historic Polegreen Church

Polegreen Church, which burned to the ground in 1864 during a Civil War battle, played an important role in the forging of America's religious liberty. Today, the white beams of an open-air chapel mark the place where the historic Church once stood. When it came to religion in Colonial America, one...

The Cold War Museum at Vint Hill Farms

Vint Hill Farms Station, a historic and seemingly quiet Virginia dairy farm, served as a US Army communications base from 1944 to 1997. The farm is now home to The Cold War Museum and its impressive collection of World War II and Cold War artifacts. Vint Hill Farms Station has seen a lot of history...

False Cape State Park - Unspoiled Beaches, Wildlife & More

Visit False Cape State Park, one of the Atlantic coast’s last undeveloped areas with miles of unspoiled beaches, woods, marshlands, and more. Enjoy hiking and biking trails, boating, beach-combing, and a wealth of wildlife. False Cape State Park, located in southern Virginia Beach, is a mile-...

Take In Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Visit Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA and take in 95 acres of majestic views, including three lakes and thousands of plants from across the temperate world. Gardiner Means and Caroline Ware were, among other things, lifelong environmentalists. They bought the 74-acre farm that forms the...

Menokin - The Francis Lightfoot Lee House

The Menokin plantation house and national landmark in Warsaw, VA is in perilous, partially collapsed condition. A bold plan is underway to replace the missing walls and roof with structural glass for one of the most revolutionary historic house museums on the planet. Francis Lightfoot Lee, one of o...

Discover Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

Stately Mount Rogers is Virginia’s highest peak. The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area that surrounds it is home to great hikes, amazing views, a herd of wild ponies, and much more. 5,729 foot tall Mount Rogers is located in southwest Virginia. The isolated peak is the fourth-highest Stat...