Richmond, Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck

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  • 1. Agecroft Hall

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Built in Lancashire, England, in the 15th century during the reign of King Henry VIII, Agecroft Hall was transported here in 1926. It's one...Read More

  • 2. American Civil War Center

    Library/Archive

    This museum weaves the stories of the Union, Confederate, and African-American experiences during the Civil War into a national context. The...Read More

  • 3. Barksdale Theatre

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Catch a show at the Barksdale Theatre. The area's oldest not-for-profit theater began in 1953. Performances ranging from classics to innovative...Read More

  • 4. Berkeley Plantation

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This James River plantation was the birthplace of William Henry Harrison, ninth U.S. President and Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the Declaration...Read More

  • 5. Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives

    Library/Archive

    This repository contains articles and documents related to the Richmond and Southern Jewish experience, including the records of two congregations. ...Read More

  • 6. Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

    Library/Archive

    The goal of this museum in the Jackson Ward is to gather visual, oral, and written records and artifacts that commemorate the lives and...Read More

  • 7. Canal Walk

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    The 1.25-mi Canal Walk meanders through downtown Richmond along the Haxall Canal, the James River, and the Kanawha Canal, and can be enjoyed...Read More

  • 8. Chatham Manor

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Now part of the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Military Park, Chatham was built between 1768 and 1771 by William Fitzhugh, a plantation...Read More

  • 9. Children's Museum of Richmond

    Museum/Gallery

    A welcoming, hands-on complex for children and families, the museum is a place to climb, explore, experiment, and play. The museum is divided...Read More

  • 10. Chimborazo Medical Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This was once the Confederacy's largest and best-equipped hospital. Chimborazo opened in 1861 and treated more than 76,000 Confederate soldiers...Read More

  • 11. Citie of Henricus

    Museum Village

    Visit the home of Pocahontas and the second successful English settlement in the New World. Costumed interpreters reenact the lives of Virginia...Read More

  • 12. Confederate Cemetery

    Historic District | Cemetery

    This cemetery contains the remains of more than 2,000 soldiers (most of them unknown) as well as the graves of generals Dabney Maury, Seth Barton...Read More

  • 13. Confederate War Memorial Chapel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1887 by Confederate veterans, this tiny nondenominational chapel behind the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was once part of the old...Read More

  • 14. Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Richmond's oldest residence, the Old Stone House in Shockoe Bottom, just west of Church Hill Historic District, now holds a museum honoring...Read More

  • 15. Fredericksburg Visitor Center

    Historic District | Information Center

    Beyond the usual booklets, pamphlets, and maps, this visitor center offers a money-saving pass to city attractions ($32 for entry to nine sights...Read More

  • 16. Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Military Park

    Historic District | Military Site

    The 9,000-acre park actually includes four battlefields and four historic buildings. At the Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville visitor centers...Read More

  • 17. Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Military Park

    Military Site

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  • 18. Gari Melchers Home and Studio

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The last owner of this 1790s Georgian-style house was American artist Gari Melchers, who chaired the Smithsonian Commission to establish the...Read More

  • 19. George Washington Birthplace National Monument

    Cemetery

    After you pass the town of Oak Grove on Route 3, all signs point to the national park on the Potomac River. At Pope's Creek, George Washington...Read More

  • 20. George Washington's Ferry Farm

    Historic District/Site

    If it hadn't been for the outcries of historians and citizens, a Wal-Mart would have been built on this site, the boyhood home of our first...Read More

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