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. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. John Marshall House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    John Marshall (1755–1835) was chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for 34 years—longer than any other. Appointed to the court by President...Read More

  • 7. Kenmore

    Historic District | House/Mansion/Villa

    Named Kenmore by a later owner, this house was built in 1775 on a 1,300-acre plantation owned by Colonel Fielding Lewis, a patriot, merchant...Read More

  • 8. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

    House/Mansion/Villa

    From 1904 to 1934, this restored 28-room brick building was the home of a pioneering African-American businesswoman and educator whose endeavors...Read More

  • 9. Mary Washington House

    Historic District | House/Mansion/Villa

    George purchased a three-room cottage for his mother in 1772 for £225, renovated it, and more than doubled its size with additions. She spent...Read More

  • 10. Maymont

    Garden/Arboretum

    On this 100-acre Victorian estate, one can explore the lavish Maymont House museum, a carriage collection, and elaborate Italian and Japanese...Read More

  • 11. Museum and White House of the Confederacy

    House/Mansion/Villa

    These two buildings provide a look at a crucial period in the nation's history. The museum (a good place to start) has elaborate permanent...Read More

  • 12. Rising Sun Tavern

    Historic District | House/Mansion/Villa

    In 1760 George Washington's brother Charles built as his home what later became the Rising Sun Tavern, a watering hole for such patriots as...Read More

  • 13. Shirley Plantation

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Just 10 mi east of Richmond, Shirley Plantation, on the James River, is the oldest plantation in Virginia, and the oldest family-owned business...Read More

  • 14. Stratford Hall Plantation

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Robert E. Lee, who became the commander of the Confederate Army, was born in the Great House of Stratford Hall Plantation, one of the country...Read More

  • 15. Tuckahoe Plantation

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Originally owned by the Randolph family, Tuckahoe is 7 mi west of Richmond, on the James River. Thomas Jefferson spent his boyhood years, from...Read More

  • 16. Valentine Richmond History Center

    House/Mansion/Villa

    For more than 100 years, the Valentine Richmond History Center, established in 1898, has celebrated one of America's most historic cities. It...Read More

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