A cannon at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Photo by Heather LaBone

Virginia is for Lovers…of History

Virginia is the location of one of the largest collections of historic sites, battlefields and historical attractions in the South. It is home to both Jamestown, site of America’s first permanent English settlement, and Appomattox Court House, where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant and began the end of the Confederacy. The Civil War and American Revolution were fought across its landscape and visible reminders of both can still be seen today.

Virginia is a place not only for lovers, but for lovers of history and nature.

Virginia 4th of July Fireworks

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Appomattox Confederate Cemetery

Aquia Episcopal Church

Arlington House
Home of General Robert E. Lee

Battle of Appomattox Court House

Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Fredericksburg

Battle of Staunton River Bridge

Battle of Yorktown

Blockade of the Potomac River (1861)

Blue Ridge Parkway

Cannon Branch Fort (Manassas)

Confederate Prison No. 6

Crossing of the Dan

Jamestown, Virginia
First Permanent English Settlement in America

Leesylvania State Park

Cannon Branch Fort (Manassas)

Mayfield Fort (Manassas)

Stafford Civil War Park

Surrender of General Robert E. Lee

Sutherlin Mansion
Last Capitol of the Confederacy

inks to other Virginia Sites of Interest…

Assateague Island National Seashore

Booker T. Washington National Monument

Fort Monroe & Casemate Museum

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County
Battlefields Memorial National Military Park

George Washington Birthplace
National Monument

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Jamestown Settlement

Manassas National Battlefield

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

Museum of the Confederacy

Petersburg National Battlefield

Richmond National Battlefield Park

Shenandoah National Park

Thomas Stone National Historic Site

U.S.S. Monitor Center

Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial

Yorktown Victory Center