Central and Western Virginia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Central and Western Virginia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Anne Spencer House and Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    Step into "Edankraal," the studio of this late poet of the Harlem Renaissance, and the place where Anne Spencer wrote her most significant poems...Read More

  • 2. Appomattox Court House

    Historic District/Site

    To many history buffs, the Civil War lives on, but the history books say it ended here, 25 mi east of Lynchburg, on April 9, 1865, when Confederate...Read More

  • 3. Legacy Museum of African-American History

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum's rotating exhibits focus on such themes as health and medicine, education, business, the civil rights struggle, and the contributions...Read More

  • 4. Point of Honor

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Built in 1815, the mansion on Daniel's Hill, Point of Honor, was named to commemorate the many duels fought on the site. Once part of a 900...Read More

  • 5. Poplar Forest

    House/Mansion/Villa

    A must-see on the Thomas Jefferson tour of Virginia is his "occasional retreat," Poplar Forest. The octagonal architecture, now standing in...Read More

  • 6. Red Hill–Patrick Henry National Memorial

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    In the town of Brookneal is the final home of Revolutionary War patriot Patrick Henry, whose "Give me liberty or give me death" speech inspired...Read More

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