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Agecroft Halls and Gardens
Agecroft Halls and Gardens
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4305 Sulgrave Road
Richmond, VA 23221
Director:Richard W. Moxley
agecrofthall.com
rmoxley@agecrofthall.com
(804) 353-4241

Type: England, 1485 - 1660
Theme: Domestic life, Architecture, Decorative Arts
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily, except Mondays
Admission: Yes

16th century Tudor manor house originally built in Lancashire, England. It was disassembled, shipped across the Atlantic, and rebuilt on the banks of the James River. Today the museum interprets life in 17th century England with art and artifacts from the period.

Anderson Johnson Gallery
Anderson Johnson Gallery
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2410 Wickham Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Director:Michelle Gilliam
www.Downing-Gross.org
mgilliam@nngov.com

Type:
Theme: The art is from Elder ANderson Johnson's whole life, but concentrated to the the last decade ( 80's to end of the 90
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Monday - Saturday
Admission: No

WORKING IN THE SPIRIT The Visionary Art & Life of Elder Anderson Johnson, 1915-1998 The son of a Lunenburg County sharecropper, eight-year-old Anderson Johnson was hoeing his father's cornfield when he was struck by a life-changing vision of angels. Baptized at the age of 12 by Bishop C.M. "Sweet Daddy" Grace, he began his ministry and became an attraction on the revival circuit. In the ensuing years, Johnson traveled throughout the United States, teaching himself to draw, play piano and guitar and preach the gospel. In mid-life, God instructed him to settle in Newport News. In his home at 1224 Ivy Avenue, he established his house of worship, the Faith Mission. To attract passersby so that he might bring them to Jesus, he adorned both the exterior and interior with folk art paintings. Some were life-size wall murals; most were done on cardboard and other scrap materials. His milieu was a mystical realm populated with thousands of faces - portraits of U.S. presidents, women, figures from the Bible, celebrities, animals and foremost, angels. In 1987, the city of Newport News purchased his home for an urban renewal project. Prior to demolition, the murals and other significant pieces were removed so that they might become part of a permanent exhibition highlighting his story. Utilizing over 600 pieces of visual art and architectural salvage, the gallery at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center recreates vignettes from the Faith Mission. The theater offers an orientation film "Bound for the Promised Land' which incorporates footage of Johnson at praise in sermon and song. You are invited to enter the world of Anderson Johnson --his Zion-- to view the man and his work on his own terms.

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
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321 Sherman Dr
Ft Myers, VA 22211
Director:Jon G. James
www.nps.gov/arho
GWMP_Superintendent@nps.gov
(703) 235-1530

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal); 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Decorative Arts; Slavery; Architecture; Famous Virginian's Personal History; Robert E. Lee
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: No

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial was the residence of Robert E. Lee and his family before the Civil War. Arlington House has a unique and interesting story, with connections to many important figures, issues and events in American History. Built by George Washington Parke Custis and his slaves between 1802 and 1818, the house and grounds have served many purposes over the last two hundred years: a family home for the Lees and Custises, a plantation estate and home to 63 slaves, a monument honoring George Washington, a military headquarters, a community for emancipated slaves and, a national cemetery.

Armour House and Gardens
Armour House and Gardens
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4001 Clarendon Road
Henrico, VA 23223
Director:Elaine Olay
http://www.co.henrico.va.us/rec/recreation-centers-facilities/recreationcenters.html
ola@co.henrico.va.us
804-343-3506

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal); 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII)
Theme: Agriculture; Famous Virginian's Personal History; Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Monday through Friday or by appointment. Grounds are open sunrise to sunset
Admission: No

Built in 1917 by Edmond Christian, The Armour House & Gardens at Meadowview Park is tucked away in a colorfully landscaped corner of Eastern Henrico near U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall’s beloved Chickohominy Farm. Purchased in 1999 from the Armour Family, This lovely country estate is rich in Henrico family history. The House and surrounding property offers scenic walking trails, tennis courts and beautiful gardens to enjoy year ‘round. The children’s garden and play area offer opportunities for hours of creative play.

Ash Lawn-Highland
Ash Lawn-Highland
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2050 James Monroe PKWY
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Director:Sara Bon-Harper, Executive Director
ashlawnhighland.org
info@ashlawnhighland.org
434.293.8000

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Decorative Arts, Family Life
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Ash Lawn-Highland is the 535.5-acre estate of James Monroe and his wife Elizabeth Kortright Monroe. The College of William and Mary received this historic site as a bequest from philanthropist Jay Winston Johns in 1975. The property is the core of the original 1,500 acres purchased by Monroe in 1793; it grew to 4,500 acres by 1821. Today, it includes 16 buildings on 20 acres of lawn and roadways, 125 acres of grazing fields, 140 acres of managed pine forests and 250 acres of hardwood mountain forests.

Avenel
Avenel
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413 Avenel Avenue
Bedford, VA 24523
Director:Taffney Mays
www.historicavenel.com
avenel1836@verizon.net
540-586-1814

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War); 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age)
Theme: Decorative Arts; Architecture
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: By appointment or special event
Admission: No

The original plantation known as Avenel was built in 1838 by William M. Burwell and his wife, Frances Steptoe Burwell. Located in the heart of the city of Bedford, Avenel has been a centerpiece of social, cultural, and political life for over 150 years. Avenel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Avenel exudes Southern charm and historical character. In 1906, Avenel was purchased from the Burwell family by J.W. Ballard. The home remained in the Ballard family until 1985 when it was purchased by The Avenel Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization formed by a group of local citizens whose mission was to rescue, restore, preserve and protect historic Avenel and make this unique landmark available for educational, social, business and other appropriate community uses. Almost 200 years have passed and the vision remains. Avenel is one of Bedford's crown jewels that continues to make history each and every day. Historic Avenel accommodates up to 300 people for indoor receptions, 80 people for seated banquets, and 400 people if the event includes includes use of the porches and grounds. When weather permits, the wrap-around porch provides an excellent indoor/outdoor party atmosphere. Parking is conveniently located behind Historic Avenel.

Bacon's Castle
Bacon's Castle
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465 Bacon's Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23430
Director:Todd Ballance
www.preservationvirginia.org/baconscastle
tballance@preservvationvirginia.org
(757) 357-5976

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII), Post - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between early-March and late-November
Admission: Yes

Built in 1665, Bacon's Castle remains Virginia's brick dwelling and North America's only surviving example of Jacobean Architecture and oldest surviving example of a 17th-century English Formal Garden. Includes oldest Tidewater Virginia Barn and an 1820's Slave Dwelling."

Ball Sellers House Museum
Ball Sellers House Museum
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5620 S. Third St.
Arlington, VA 22204
Director:Annette Benbow
www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org
annette.benbow@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org
703-698-5714

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic Life, Architecture
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Other (please specify) - Saturday 1:00-4:00 pm April through October
Admission: No

This is the c. 1750 home of yeoman farmer John Ball . It is a one-room log cabin with a loft in what is now Arlington, Virginia. Later he added a lean-to and covered the structure with clapboard. Amazingly, this cabin survives today and is a rare example of the dwelling of the ordinary person during the 1700s. It is also the oldest house in Arlington. To construct his cabin, John Ball felled trees and hewed logs. He notched the logs and chinked the cracks with mud daubing. Visitors today can see the original logs with the daubing, as well as the wide plank floors. The rare oak clapboard roof is among only a few board roofs preserved in the nation. Following John Ball’s death in 1766, William Carlin, an Alexandria tailor who included George Washington and George Mason among his clients, purchased the house. Three generations of the Carlin family owned the property for more than 100 years. The third generation, brother and sister Andrew and Anne, ran a dairy farm and built an adjoining house in the 1880s. They may have planted the giant wisteria vine that still blooms near the house. When the Carlins sold the property in 1887, the land was subdivided into a community known today as Glencarlyn, the oldest subdivision in Arlington. The house survived and was used as a school, a summer cottage, and a home. The last owner, Marian Rhinehart Sellers, gave the house to the Arlington Historical Society in 1975 so that it might be preserved and open to the public. Owned by the Arlington Historical Society, the Ball-Sellers House is on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in America.

Balthis House
Balthis House
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Warren Heritage Society, Inc. 101 Chester Street
Front Royal, VA 22630
Director:Susan Jeffery, Business Manager
warrenheritagesociety.org
whsbusinessmanager@comcast.net
540-636-1446

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal); 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: local Colonial life
Region: Shenandoah Valley
Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and seasonally weekends 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Yes

Located in historic downtown Front Royal, VA, Balthis House is a vernacular Federal style townhouse of the late 18th/early 19th century and a rare surviving example of its type in Front Royal. The original dwelling was built as a two-story, three-bay, side-passage plan dwelling and fronts directly onto Chester Street. The side-gabled roof is covered with standing-seam metal, and the exterior of this timber-framed dwelling is clad in weatherboard. There is a limestone chimney on the north gable side (rebuilt). Windows in the original portion of the dwelling are six-over-six, double-hung sash. The interior of the dwelling retains the original layout of rooms, with the main stair on the south wall of the entry hall. Many doors, mantels, chair rail, and other architectural features are mid 20th century additions of architectural elements salvaged from houses on Chester Street that were demolished. The parcel runs 73 feet along Chester Street and is approximately 270 feet deep which equates to a lot size of just over half an acre. The site is relatively flat with brick walkways between outbuildings, several deciduous trees, and numerous boxwoods. In addiiton to an original kitchen outbuilding, there is a playhouse of late 19th century origin, and two outbuildings, mid 20th century recreations. The original kitchen dependency is a one room, one and one-half story outbuilding with a standing seam metal roof, replacement German siding, four-over-four, double-hung sash windows on the first level and four-light casement windows above. The composite masonry chimney is constructed of irregularly coursed limestone to the ceiling height of the first story and running bond brick above. The attic story is accessed by a closed stair with board-and-batten door. Other outbuildings on the property include a late 19th century playhouse; a reduced-scale replica of a local smokehouse built in the mid 20th century with salvaged logs; and a frame "loom house" also built in the mid 20th century. Local history holds that the Balthis House is the oldest surviving structure on Chester Street, the oldest street in Front Royal. The kitchen dependency is reported to be the only surviving example of a detached kitchen in the town. The original frame section of house dates to 1787-1802 and was owned or built on property owned by two of the Trustees named in the 1788 charter incorporating the Town of Front Royal. Previous owners of the property also include a revolutionary war hero, a famed local educator, a family of blacksmiths, and a family of plumbers. By 1838, when the Balthis family bought the property, Front Royal was a prospering center for wagon manufacture serving the southern and western states. The property served dual purposes as the family's residence and place of business. As a successful family of blacksmiths, the Balthis family was part of the emerging middle class in the mid 19th century, and it was during their ownership that the two surviving additions were made ot the house. A Confederate soldier, Green Berry Samuels, was hidden in the house from a Federal raid. Twice in the 20th century, the house was purchased with plans for it to become a museum upon the death of the owner, and twice these plans did not see fruition.

Belle Boyd Cottage
Belle Boyd Cottage
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Warren Heritage Society, Inc.
Front Royal, VA 22630
Director:Susan Jeffery, Business Manager
warrenheritagesociety.org
whsbusinessmanager@comcast.net
540-636-1446

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Famous Virginian's Personal History; Civil War era
Region: Shenandoah Valley
Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. year round and seasonally on weekends 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Yes

Known as the "Belle Boyd Cottage" because of its association with the famous Confederate spy, this is one of the oldest buildings in Front Royal. Situated in a tree-shaded courtyard behind the Fishback Hotel out of hearing of the noise and bawdiness of the street, it was reserved for the proprietor's family and for the most exclusive guests. Many political, social, and military leaders have stayed in the cottage including President Franklin Pierce who delivered a campaign speech to a large crowd assembled in the town square. General Fitzhugh Lee, who visited Front Royal as a successful candidate for Governor, was served a midnight meal at the old hotel and spent the night at the cottage. At one point during the Civil War, Belle Boyd was staying with her relatives, the Stewarts, who ran the old hotel. During the war, Union officers used the hotel as headquarters whenever they held the town of Front Royal. When Federal officers were quartered there, the family moved to the little five-room cottage and it was from there that Belle did her most well known service in connection with the battle of Front Royal which took place on May 23, 1862. Partially based on her information, "Stonewall" Jackson is reported to have advanced toward Front Royal, but at his first engagements with Union pickets he hesitated. Belle Boyd heard the gunfire and knew that Jackson had to be informed that the Federals were leaving the town and he could secure the bridges over the Shenandoah River in Front Royal before the Union burned them in retreat. When she could find no man in the town willing to run the picket lines, she determined to go herself. Dressed in blue calico, with a white apron and bonnet, she presented a conspicuous target as she dashed over fields and fences fully exposed to rifle fire. The information was presented to Jackson, and the strategic bridges were saved. Belle Boyd was imprisoned three times, "reported" some 30 times, and could easily have been "legally convicted and shot at sunrise" on the basis of evidence against her. It was not common practice to shoot young ladies, however, and Belle not only survived the war but went on to marry three times and have an active stage career. She had five children, four of whom survived. The cottage where she once lived was donated in 1981 to the Warren Heritage Society and moved to the grounds in 1982. The first archive building was attached to it as a repository of the lifetime research of Laura Virginia Hale.

Belle Grove Plantation
Belle Grove Plantation
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336 Belle Grove Road, PO Box 537
Middletown, VA 22645
Director:Elizabeth McClung
www.bellegrove.org
info@bellegrove.org
(540) 869-2028

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History, Decorative Arts
Region: Shenandoah Valley
Hours: Seasonal Only
Admission: Yes

Both a Virginia and a National Historic Landmark, Belle Grove was built in 1797 by Major Isaac Hite and his wife, Nelly Madison, sister of President James Madison. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Belle Grove was a thriving 7,500 grain plantation with mills, a distillery and herds of cattle and sheep, Today Belle Grove's Manor house and historic landscape comprises 283 acres of the original plantation and is still a working farm. Open to the public since 1967, Belle Grove is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, operated by the non-profit 501(c)(3) Belle Grove, Inc., and is an independent partner in the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.

Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway
Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway
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9221 Belle Grove Drive
King George, VA 22485
Director:Brett and Michelle
virginiaplantation.wordpress.com
virginiaplantation@gmail.com
757-816-0395

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial) to Modern
Theme: Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History
Region: Northern Neck
Hours: We are not currently open to the public. We are preparing to open to the public in early spring
Admission: Not Set

Belle Grove Plantation, in King George County, was the childhood home of Eleanor Rose "Nelly" Conway during the early 1700s. After she married James Madison Sr., Nelly returned "home" to Belle Grove to give birth to their first child, James (Jemmy) Madison Jr., on March 16, 1751. The Conway house that James Madison was born in burned to the ground and the current house was built on the site in 1791. Through the years, that house was improved with the addition of spacious, symmetrical wings, front and rear porticoes, and stunning architectural details. In addition to the birth of one of our nation's Founding Fathers, Belle Grove also had a role in the Civil War, and was a rest stop for the Federal troops pursuing John Wilkes Boothe after he assassinated President Lincoln. Today, the grand mansion stands ready to witness another century of history, thanks to a thorough, $3.5 million restoration that was completed in 2003. In the Spring of 2013, Belle Grove Plantation, the Birthplace of James Madison will be opened as a luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn. It will feature four spacious master suites, each named after a family that lived at Belle Grove at some point in its very distinguished history. Furnishings and decorations in each room will be reminiscent of those that might have been featured during the period that each family lived at Belle Grove. In addition to luxury accommodations in a very unique, historic setting, guests of Belle Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast will also have the opportunity to discover even more of the historical significance of Belle Grove and the families that have lived there through the years.

Ben Lomond Historic Site
Ben Lomond Historic Site
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10321 Sudley Manor Drive
Manassas 22152
Director:Bill Backus
www.pwcgov.org/benlomond
bbackus@pwcgov.org
703-367-7879

Type: 1776 (Revolutionary) -1945 (WWII)
Theme: Domestic Life, Slavery, American Civil War History, Political History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Ben Lomond and its outbuildings were constructed for Benjamin Tasker Chinn in 1832. Confederate forces used Ben Lomond as a hospital following the 1861 Battle of First Manassas. In 1862, Federal soldiers occupying the property left messages on the house walls. Tour the see, see the soldiers' preserved writing and enjoy the fragrant Rose Garden.

Berry Hill
Berry Hill
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3105 River Rd.
South Boston, VA 24592
Director:Martha Borg
www.berryhillresort.com
mborg@berryhillonline.com

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture
Region: Southern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Admission is free, Historic Tours available at $7 for visitors, Free for Hotel guests

.James Cole Bruce built the present Greek revival mansion in 1842, with an impressive Greek Doric portico across the front and two small pavilions with porticoes echoing that of the main house. Today its stately eight-columned fascade stands as one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Virginia. Bruce had additional buildings erected on the land including stone slave quarters, some of which are still standing today. Bruce hired free black craftsman Thomas Day to construct a grand floating staircase inspired by the Second Bank of the United States in Philadelphia. The staircase remains intact. Berry Hill holds the largest Slave Cemetry in Virginia, backs to the Dan River and Tobacco Heritage Trail. The Mansion was restored in 1999 and is open to the public as part of the Berry Hill Resort, a 92 room hotel and Reception site.

Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Center at the Alexander Black House
Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Center at the Alexander Black House
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Draper Road
Blacksburg 24060
Director:Interim
blacksburghistory.org
info@blacksburg.org
540-552-1615

Type: 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age)
Theme: Decorative Arts, Domestic Life, Architecture, Culture and Arts
Region: Southwest
Hours: currently under restoration
Admission: No

This 7,500 square foot Queen Anne Victorian style home was built by Alexander Black, great nephew of Blacksburg’s founder William Black. The house retains much of the original woodwork, blocked-tin ceilings, stained glass windows and gingerbread trim. It was the home of Alexander Black (1857-1935), his wife Lizzy Kent Otey (1859-1926) and their adopted daughter Mary Louise Black (1890-1918), who died in the 1918 flu epidemic. Alexander was a prominent businessman, establishing the National Bank of Blacksburg and serving as its president until 1935. The home served as a boarding house for several years after Alexander’s death in 1935, and then became a series of funeral homes until 2002. In 2002 the Town of Blacksburg purchased and moved the house from its original location on Main Street to make way for Kent Square and to save an important part of the Town’s history. It has been restored and now serves the community as a museum and cultural center.

Booker T. Washington National Monument
Booker T. Washington National Monument
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12130 Booker T. Washington Hwy.
Hardy, VA 24101
Director:Carla Whitfield
www.nps.gov/bowa
carla_whitfield@nps.gov
540-721-2094

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Slavery, Famous Virginian's Personal History, Agriculture
Region: Blue Ridge
Hours: Daily
Admission: No

This site features the reconstructed cabin on the original site that Booker T. Washington shared with his mother and siblings for his first nine years of life until freedom came in 1865

Boykin's Tavern Museum
Boykin's Tavern Museum
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17130 Monument Circle
Isle of Wight 23397
Director:J.L. Williams
www.historicisleofwight.com
jwilliams@isleofwightus.net
757-365-9771 or 757-357-0115

Type: 1776-Modern
Theme: Domestic life, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday; Closed January, February, Thanksgiving and Dec. 24-31
Admission: No

Boykin’s Tavern is named for Francis Boykin, who served as a lieutenant with Patrick Henry and later camped with George Washington at Valley Forge. Boykin inherited this land in 1780, as well as the house that had stood there since 1762. A smart businessman, he donated land for the Isle of Wight Courthouse of 1800. Conveniently, his tavern was located just next door for meals and refreshments needed by court officers and personnel, curious observers and travelers. Historic Boykin's Tavern is the only surviving structure associated with the Isle of Wight Courthouse of 1800.

Branch House
Branch House
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2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Director:Helene Combs Dreiling
http://virginiaarchitecture.org
lstelzer@aiava.org
804-644-3041

Type: 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII)
Theme: Architecture
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am- 5 pm, Saturday - Sunday 1pm - 5 pm, Closed Monday
Admission: No

This 27,000-square-foot Tudor Revival mansion was built between 1916 and 1919 for financier John Kerr Branch and his family. The house was designed by the firm of John Russell Pope, who is widely known for his work on the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art, and Richmond’s Broad Street Station (now the Science Museum of Virginia). The Branch family lived in Richmond during the winter months and spent the remainder of the year between homes in Dutchess County, New York, and Florence, Italy. Largely inspired by the Compton Wynates manor in Warwickshire, England, the home was used primarily for entertaining during the holiday season and to showcase the family’s collection of Italian Renaissance antiquities and tapestries. In 1953, the house was donated to the United Giver’s Fund (precursor to the United Way), and purchased in 1982 to serve as headquarters for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 2003 it was acquired by the Virginia Foundation for Architecture and opened to the public as the Virginia Center for Architecture in 2005. It is the only individual home on Monument Avenue to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also listed on Virginia and Richmond landmark registries.

Brandon Plantation
Brandon Plantation
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23500 Brandon Rd.
Spring Grove, VA 23881
Director:

lindahdaniel@aol.com
757-866-8486

Type: Pre-1775 (Prehistory-Colonial)
Theme: Agriculture, Architecture
Region: Central Virginia/ Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Beautiful gardens.

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Site
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Site
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12229 Bristow Rd
Bristow 20136
Director:Brendon Hanafin
www.pwcgov.org/brentsville
bhanafin@pwcgov.org
703-365-7895

Type: Pre (Prehistory) - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic Life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architechture, Famous Virginian's Personal History, Political History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Open from May-October Thursdays through Mondays. During the winter and early spring we host many special events when we open the site to the public.
Admission: Yes

In 1820, the Prince William County seat was moved from Dumfries to the new town of Brentsville. The Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre features the 1822 Courthouse and Jail, an 1850s log home, the 1874 Union Church and the 1928 one-room school. Visit these historic buildings, learn about the 1822 Tavern on the Archaeology Trail and discover wildlife on the Nature Trail.

Captain Timothy Hill House
Captain Timothy Hill House
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5122 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Director:Louisa Flaningam and Paul Brzozowski
captaintimothyhillhouse.com
capthillhouse@verizon.net
973 831-5961

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic Life, Architecture
Region: Eastern Shore
Hours: Friday from 1 – 3 p.m.
Admission: No

The Captain Timothy Hill House, built about 1800, is a simple house but a rare example of a log plank style of architecture. This style was brought to the New World in 1638 by Finns and Swedes when they settled by the Delaware Bay. The hand hewn and pit sawn planks are joined at the corners with full dovetail notches. It was once a very common way of building in the early days of our nation but few examples have survived. This is only one of two houses still standing in Virginia that were built to have a wooden chimney. Restoration began in 2010 and it was listed on The Virginia Landmarks Register and The National Register of Historic Places in 2011. Still a work in progress, hopes are to restore a wooden chimney. A humble home to many families over the years...families of sailors and men who worked on the water...this house offers a rare glimpse into the life of the early residents of Chincoteague Island. And...an amazing find...early sailing ships carved into the exterior logs. Who and when? A mystery that may never be solved!

Carlyle House Historic Park
Carlyle House Historic Park
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121 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Director:Sarah Coster
www.carlylehouse.org
carlyle@nvrpa.org
703-549-2997

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Architecture, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours:
Admission: Yes

Daily tours, youth programs, special events, exhibits and lectures offer visitors a chance to experience eighteenth century life through the eyes of John Carlyle and his family as he made the journey from English citizen to American patriot. The Carlyle House was completed in 1753 by the English merchant John Carlyle for his young bride Sarah Fairfax. Two years later the Carlyle House gained a foothold in history when British General Braddock made the mansion his headquarters. Braddock summoned five colonial governors to meet there to plan the early campaigns of the French and Indian War. Their decision to tax the colonists to pay for the war would eventually spark the American Revolution. On the National Register of Historic Places, Carlyle House has the distinction of being the only 18th-century Palladian-style stone house in Alexandria. The original nails, plaster and stone used to construct the house over 250 years ago are still visible in the house. Tours are offered Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. Contact the museum to learn about special events, programs and lectures.

Centre Hill Museum
Centre Hill Museum
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1 Centre Hill Ave.
Petersburg 23803
Director:Interim
http://www.petersburg-va.org/tourism/chill.asp
tourism@petersburg-va.org
804-733-2401

Type: 1776 (Revolutionary) - 1945 (WWII)
Theme: Decorative Arts, Domestic Life, Slavery, Architecture
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Some Weekday and Weekends
Admission: Yes

Built in 1823 by Robert Bolling IV, Centre Hill Mansion remained an opulent Petersburg residence until 1936. The interior features outstanding examples of Greek revival architectural ornamentation as well as earlier Federal style and later Colonial Revival style architectural modifications. Through guided tours, visitors learn about the history of Centre Hill, including its role during the Civil War and the two Presidential visits to the house. Examples of eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century decorative arts, many from the Petersburg area, are also exhibited. Visitors can also view the tunnel, constructed in the 1840s that led from the back of the house to nearby Henry Street.

Chatham Manor
Chatham Manor
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120 Chatham Lane
Fredricksburg, VA 22405
Director:Russ Smith
www.nps/frsp
john_hennessy@nps.gov
540 371-0802

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII), Post - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: No

A 1771 plantation that vividly reflects the evolution of the South, Chatham prospered on a foundation of slavery, suffered devastation during the Civil War, and struggled and transformed afterwards. Visited by Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson; wartime workplace of Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, and Dr. Mary Walker. Its use as a headquarters and a hospital during the Civil War constitutes its most vivid epoch.

Clarke-Palmore House Museum
Clarke-Palmore House Museum
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904 McCoul Street
Richmond, VA 23231
Director:Sam McKelvey
http://www.co.henrico.va.us/rec/at-your-leisure-program/historic-preservation.html
den63@co.henrico.va.us
804-652-3409

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal); 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War); 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age); 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII)
Theme: Agriculture; Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: By appiontment, call 804-652-3409
Admission: No

Built in stages beginning in 1819, John Clarke purchased the property in 1855 and added the second story. His daughter Estelle and her husband John Palmore added the clapboard section in 1910. In 1999, Vera Morton, daughter of John and Estelle Palmore, donated the house and 12 acres to the County.

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Colonial National Historical Park
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624 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Director:P. Daniel Smith
www.nps.gov/colo
COLO_Interpretation@nps.gov
757-898-2410

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Architecture, Famous Virginians Personal History, American Revolution
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Both houses are open to the public daily from mid-June to mid-August from 10 to 4:30. The rest of the year, both are open as staffing permits from 1 to 4:30 pm
Admission: Yes

Colonial NHP (Yorktown) includes the Moore House, where the terms for the Surrender of the British Army to the Allied forces commanded by General George Washington were negotiated on October 18, 1781, resulting in Victory at Yorktown; and the Thomas Nelson, Jr. House, home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who was Governor of Virginia and commander of the Virginia forces during the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781.

Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg
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Post Office Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Director:Colin G. Campbell, President
colonialwilliamsburg.com
mduncan@cwf.org
(757) 220-7217

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Decorative Arts,Domestic Life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian's Personal History, Political History
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Founded in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation, and presentation of 18th-century Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. Today, Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the United States.

Dabbs House Museum
Dabbs House Museum
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3812 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23223
Director:Sam McKelvey
www.dabbshouse.henricorecandparks.com
all74@co.henrico.va.us
804-652-3406

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Slavery; Famous Virginian's Personal History; Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 9-5. Mon-Tues by appointment
Admission: No

The Dabbs House served as General Robert E. Lee's field headquarters during the summer of 1862. The public will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the Dabbs House from its use as a residence for Dabbs family to its tenure as Henrico's police headquarters from 1941-2005.

Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
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975 Main Street
Danville, VA 24541
Director:Interim Exec Director, Glenn N. Scarboro
danvillemuseum.org
glenn@danvillemuseum.org
434-793-5644

Type: 1859 - 1911
Theme: History of Danville, Virginia during the Civil War Era, Promoting the Art of Local and International Artists in our four galleries
Region: Southern Virginia
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm
Admission: Yes

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History is located in the Sutherlin Mansion on Millionaires Row in Danville, Virginia. Built for Major William T. Sutherlin in 1859, the house has become well known as the "Last Capitol of the Confederacy." It served in that capacity from April 3 until April 10, 1865, just weeks before the Civil War came to an end when President Jefferson Davis spent residence with the Sutherlins. In 1974, the house was opened as a Fine Arts & History Museum. The site has been designed as a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a Time Travelers site.

Dumbarton House
Dumbarton House
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2715 Q Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Director:Karen Daly
www.DumbartonHouse.org
info@dumbartonhouse.org
202-337-2288

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic life, Architecture, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Washington DC
Hours: Open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays and some holidays)
Admission: Yes

A visit to Dumbarton House offers guests a distinctive look at Federal period architecture, furniture, and decorative arts, as well as life in Georgetown, during our nation’s earliest days. Built circa 1800, Dumbarton House is on the National Register of Historic Places. On the heights of Georgetown, Dumbarton House stood witness to the birth of the American Republic as the fledgling government settled in to the new Federal City. In 1928 The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America purchased the property as their national headquarters, and in 1932, opened the museum to the public with a fine collection of decorative arts, paintings, furniture, textiles, porcelain, and silver.

Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Edgar Allan Poe Museum
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1914 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Director:Christopher Semtner
http://www.poemuseum.org
info@poemuseum.org

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Famous Virginian's Personal History, Other (please specify) - Literature and visual art
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Other (please specify) - Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-5, Closed Monday
Admission: Yes

This five-building complex houses the world's largest collection of Poe memorabilia, the oldest house still standing in Richmond, a 1921 garden based on Poe's poetry, and building materials salvaged from Richmond buildings in which Poe lived or worked

Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum
Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum
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145 East Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
Director:

info@edithbollingwilson.org
76-22-EDITH (276-223-3484)

Type: 1840 - 1865 (Victorian - Civil War), 1866-1916 (Reconstruction - Gilded Age)
Theme: 1840 - 1865 (Victorian - Civil War), 1866-1916 (Reconstruction - Gilded Age)
Region: Blue Ridge
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Museum - No Charge, Donations welcome - Bolling Home Tours - $5 Adults, $2 Students

Today, the exterior of the home where Edith Bolling Wilson was born looks much the same as it did during her childhood. The Bolling home was quite large, perched above street-level storefronts that once supplemented the Bolling family income. The home is located in the heart of downtown Wytheville. The Main Street building is a two-story brick building with a false third story. The front has three shop fronts at street level under a simple cornice. The southeast side elevation features a second-story double doorway with a round-arched transom that formerly opened onto a balcony. The rear elevation features exterior brick chimneys and a back porch providing a beautiful view of the mountains of Wythe County. Approximately two-thirds of the second floor interior remains as it was when the Bolling family lived in the home from 1866-1899. Original interior features include stairway, fireplace hearths and mantels, casework, doorways, flooring, and the bedroom where Edith Bolling was born in 1872 as the 7th of eleven children. The Bolling Home was home to over 20 family members and Grandmother Bolling's 26 canaries. The Bolling Home is currently stabilized and in a state of good repair, yet in need of extensive rehabilitation in order to preserve the historic site for future generations to enjoy and utilize. The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is in need of funds to restore the birthplace and childhood home of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson.

Endview Plantation
Endview Plantation
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362 Yorktown Road
Newport News 23603
Director:Michael Poplawski
www.endview.org
endview@nngov.com
757-887-1862

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic Life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, American Civil war
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Some Weekday and Weekends
Admission: Yes

Built in 1769, Endview Plantation functioned as a Confederate hospital and headquarters for Gens. McLaws and Toombs during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. The plantation¹s former owner, Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis, was instrumental in organizing the Warwick Beauregards at the onset of war. The cannons roar again each spring as part of a Civil War reenactment. Historical programs are also offered.

Executive Mansion
Executive Mansion
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Intersection of 9th and Grace Streets, Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Director:Sarah Scarbrough
www.executivemansion.virginia.gov
executivemansion@governor.virginia.gov
804-371-2642 ext. 2460

Type: Mansion
Theme: Architecture, Decorative Arts, Slavery, Famous Virginian’s Personal History, Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: No Charge

Time Period: 1776-1830 (Revolutionary – Federal) Virginia’s Executive Mansion was conceived during the Revolutionary War and built in the midst of the War of 1812. In 1813, Governor James Barbour became the first governor to live in the Executive Mansion, which has now has been the home to over 50 governors and their families. Governor Barbour’s office was located on the first floor, and visitors were allowed to walk in and have a seat in the hall while they waited to meet with him. It was common for General Assembly members and Virginia citizens alike to drop in and make themselves at home, whether they had official business with the governor or just wanted to help themselves to punch that was always available in the dining room. A house that has been through one war, two fires, two threats of mob action, one instance of looting, four additions, and countless renovations while serving 54 families has certainly earned its place on the National Historic Register.

Fort Chiswell Mansion
Fort Chiswell Mansion
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325 Factory Outlet Drive
Fort Chiswell, VA 24360
Director:Chris Disibbio
fortchiswellmansion.com
disibbio@hotmail.com
304-922-2922 or 304-323-5435

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History
Region: Southern Virginia
Hours: Opening in the fall of 2012 Thursday - Sunday and daily beginning in May of 2013
Admission: Fee for guided tour

James Cloyd and Steven McGavock began construction of The Fort Chiswell Mansion in 1832 and reached completion in 1839. Originally a 50,000 acre plantation aand destination for many well-known historical figures and travelers seeking provisions. Today, the 13,000 sq. ft. mansion, kitchen building, smokehouse, and grounds are open to the public for the first time in its history. Guests may tour the house museum, see Virginia's largest fireplace, walk into the jail under the house, and dine at the current owners on-site restaurant, Key Ingredients and ice cream shop. Located less than 1/2 mile from the intersections of interstate 77 and 81 at exit 80 in Wythe County, Virginia. The Fort Chiswell Mansion is easily accessible and one of Virginia's most recognized landmarks.

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
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134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Director:Gretchen Bulova
gadsbystavern.org
gadsbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov
703-746-4242

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History, Travel/Leisure
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Discover Alexandria’s five-star hotel of the 18th century! Gadsby’s Tavern Museum consists of two buildings, the c. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. The buildings were constructed by John Wise, but made famous by John Gadsby. Mr. Gadsby’s establishment was the center of political, business, and social life in Alexandria and in the new federal city of Washington, D.C. The City Tavern’s Ballroom was the location of George Washington’s Birthnight Ball, which he attended in 1798 and 1799, as well as Thomas Jefferson’s Inaugural Banquet in 1801. Located in the heart of Old Town, the museum offers tours, children’s programs and special events.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
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224 Washington St.
Falmouth, VA 22405
Director:David Berreth
www.GariMelchers.org
mdolby@umw.edu

Type: 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII)
Theme: Decorative Arts; Famous Virginian's Personal History; Fine Art
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily, except Wednesdays
Admission: Yes

Consisting of a historic house museum, art studio and galleries, rental facility, museum shop, formal gardens and woodland trails, Belmont is a National Historic Landmark and included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios consortium. We also serve as the Stafford County Visitor Center. Here's information about our 1790s historic house: http://garimelchers.umw.edu/belmont-estate/

George Washington Birthplace National Monument
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
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1732 Popes Creek Road
Washington's Birthplace, VA 22443
Director:Lucy Lawliss
www.nps.gov/gewa
lucy_lawliss@gmail.com
804-224-1732, ext 224

Type: Pre-history, Colonial
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Chesapeake Bay, Northern Neck
Hours: Daily
Admission: No

George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm
George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm
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268 Kings Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Director:William E. Garner
www.ferryfarm.org
raudenbush@gwffoundation.org
(540) 371-3363

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: : Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Please check the website for current pricing

Ferry Farm is the home where Washington lived from the age of 6 until he was 20. It was here that he learned the values and developed the character that would influence the rest of his life.

Glencoe Museum & Gallery
Glencoe Museum & Gallery
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600 Unruh Drive
Radford, VA 24141
Director:Scott Gardner
www.glencoemusem.org
info@glencoemuseum.org
540-731-5031

Type: 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age)
Theme: Domestic life, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History
Region: Appalachia
Hours: Daily
Admission: No

Glencoe was the circa 1870 home of Brigadier General Gabriel C. Wharton, CSA and his wife Anne Rebecca, whose father was the namesake of the City of Radford. General Wharton was a great advocate for development of the southwestern portion of Virginia.

Gunston Hall
Gunston Hall
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10709 Gunston Road
Lornton, VA 22079
Director:Scott Stroh
www.gunstonhall.org
sstroh@gunstonhall.org
703-550-9220

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Gunston Hall was once the center of a 5,500-acre tobacco and corn plantation. Its owner, George Mason IV (1725-1792), was a fourth generation Virginian who became a senior statesman and one of the era’s most influential figures. As author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, Mason was among the first to call for such fundamental American liberties as religious toleration and freedom of the press. Mason’s home, constructed between 1755 and 1759, is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture. The elaborate carvings of the interior, designed by indentured servant William Buckland, are among the finest creations of artisans working in Colonial Virginia. Mason’s “regular” garden, south of the mansion, features the original configuration of gravel pathways and a 250 year old boxwood allée. Today, Gunston Hall is a National Historic Landmark owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered by a Board of Regents appointed from The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. Featuring a Visitors Center/Museum, Library & Archives, Educational Programs, 550 acres of grounds and hiking trails, and a variety of special events are presented throughout the year.

Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum
Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum
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205 Tazewell Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
Director:Frances Emerson
www.wythevillemuseums.com
museum@wytheville.org
276-223-3330

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial); 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal); 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Decorative Arts; Architecture
Region: Blue Ridge
Hours: Tuesday-Friday (10am-5pm)/Saturday(Noon-4pm
Admission: Yes

Built in 1823-Home of Dr. John Haller-Wytheville's first resident physician. Became a museum in 1970.

Hanover Tavern
Hanover Tavern
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13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd.
Hanover, VA 23069
Director:David Deal
www.hanovertavern.org
ddeal@hanovertavern.org
804-537-5050

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily, except Mondays
Admission: Admission is free. $7.00 fee for self-guided audio tour.

There has been a tavern at Hanover serving courthouse users, residents, travelers, and stagecoach passengers since 1733. The oldest part of the current building was constructed in 1791 with additions in 1822, 1832, and the late 20th century. Hanover Tavern is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Hanover Courthouse Historic District. Today, this cultural site offers a full service restaurant, Barksdale Theatre performances in a modern 150 seat theater, educational history programs, musical entertainment, lecture series, as well as family-oriented special events

Hermitage Museum and Gardens
Hermitage Museum and Gardens
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7637 North Shore Road
Norfolk, VA 23505
Director:Melanie Leigh Mathewes
www.thehermitagemuseum.org
info@thehermitagemuseum.org
757-423-2052

Type:
Theme: Decorative Arts, Architecture
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesdays and Thursdays); 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sundays
Admission: $5 admission for the museum; gardens are free

The Hermitage Museum & Gardens, formerly home to the Sloane family, is an early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate located on the shore of the Lafayette River in Norfolk, Virginia. Featuring a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, the Hermitage is home to the arts. Contemporary exhibition galleries, a Visual Arts Studio, working artist studios, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds offer art and culture to the community, as envisioned by the Sloanes.

Hill House Museum and Gardens
Hill House Museum and Gardens
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221 North Street
Portsmouth, VA
Director:Alan E. Gollihue, President PHA
www.hillhousemuseum.org
info@hillhousemuseum.org
757 393-0241

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War); 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age); 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII); Post - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic Life; Architecture
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Wednesdays, noon to 4pm or by appointment
Admission: Yes

Built circa 1820, the home's architecture and furnishings have evolved through four generations of the Thompson/Hill family and the internal integrity of the Hill House still remains. Few changes have been made to the house over the years with the exception of several additions connecting the original house with the once separate kitchen. Additional changes are apparent throughout the house as each generation of the family who placed their mark on the architecture from the Federal to its current Victorian influences. The house is owned and stewarded by the Portsmouth Historical Association.

Historic Berkeley Plantation
Historic Berkeley Plantation
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12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City, VA 23030
Director:Tammy Radcliff
www.berkeleyplantation.com
info@berkeleyplantation.com
1-888-466-6018

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial)
Theme: Domestic life, Agriculture, Architecture, Decorative Arts
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Berkeley Plantation is a Virginia and National Historic Landmark, located off State Route 5 halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg. Here in 1619, settlers arrived and observed the first official Thanksgiving in America. Berkeley is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence and William H. Harrison, ninth U.S. President. Taps, America's most famous bugle call, was composed here in 1862. The original 1726 mansion is furnished with a unique colleciton of eighteenth century antiques. Outstanding gardens offer breathtaking vistas of the James River. Costumed guides conduct tours daily.

Historic Blenheim
Historic Blenheim
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3610 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
Director:Chris Martin
www.fairfaxva.gov
chris.martin@fairfaxva.gov
703-591-0560

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII), Post - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Political History , Civil War
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 -4 p.m. Guided house and site tour at 1 p.m
Admission: Free admission on regular opening days. Group tours booked in advance $25.

Historic Blenheim (c.1859) contains a "diary on walls" of surviving inscriptions and pictographs left on the house walls by Union soldiers in 1862 and 1863. Five generations of the Willcoxon family lived at Blenheim until the City of Fairfax purchased the house and surrounding 12 acres as a public historic site. Historic Blenheim, along with a new Civil War Interpretive Center, opened in 2008. Restoration of both the Historic Blenheim House and the adjacent c. 1840 vernacular frame and log house is ongoing.

Historic House at Green Spring Gardens
Historic House at Green Spring Gardens
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4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
Director:Mary Olien
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring
mary.olien@fairfaxcounty.gov
703-642-5173

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII), Post - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic life, Agriculture, Architecture, Gardening
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Select weekends and weekdays
Admission: No

Families occupied and adapted the 1784 house until the mid1960s. A colonial revival restoration of the house and the installation of ornamental gardens in the 1940s has earned it Virginia Landmark status and a listing on the National Register. Visitors can view the colonial revival interior and enjoy afternon teas with a lecture or garden tour.

Historic Kenmore  - George Washington's Sister's House
Historic Kenmore - George Washington's Sister's House
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1201 Washington Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Director:William E. Garner
www.kenmore.org
raudenbush@gwffoundation.org
540-373-3381 ext. 54

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Kenmore was built in 1775 by Fielding Lewis and his wife, Betty, Washington's sister. This Georgian-style house contains some of the most elaborate decorative plasterwork to survive from Colonial times.

Historic Long Branch
Historic Long Branch
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830 Long Branch Lane
Millwood, VA 22646
Director:Nicholas Redding
www.historiclongbranch.com
nredding@historiclongbranch.com
540-837-1856

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), Post - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History, Decorative Arts
Region: Shenandoah Valley
Hours: Weekends only
Admission: Yes

Located in Clarke County, Virginia (near Millwood), Long Branch is one of the most historic and elegant antebellum houses in the lower Shenandoah Valley. Built in 1811, Long Branch Plantation became a major provider of wheat for the region and beyond. In more recent history it also became well known for its herd of thoroughbred racehorses. The historic house remains magnificent, the grounds are stunning and the views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and nearby Shenandoah River are spectacular.

Historic Polegreen Church Foundation
Historic Polegreen Church Foundation
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6411 Heatherwood Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Director:Christopher K. Peace
www.historicpolegreen.org
director@historicpolegreen.org
(804) 730-3837

Type: Revolutionary, Federal, Victorian, Civil War
Theme: Domestic Life, Slavery, Famous Virginian's Personal History, Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Guided tour requests are $5/pp for 1-10 or a minimum charge of $75 for a group of eleven and above

While the great majority of Americans cherish the freedom to worship according to the dictates of one's conscience, it is likely that most know little of the events that secured that right. The first legislative body in the world to adopt a statute of religious liberty was Virginia in 1786. But, the struggle for religious toleration, and ultimately freedom, began four decades earlier in Hanover County, Virginia. In 1990 the Presbytery of the James, successor to Hanover Presbytery which had been founded at Polegreen in 1755, authorized the creation of a non-profit foundation, ecumenical in nature, to preserve, enhance and interpret the site of Polegreen Church. The first objective of the foundation was to locate the remains of the colonial church. Archaeologists from Virginia Commonwealth University oversaw the effort, and the remains of the church's foundation were revealed. On the basis of the physical evidence of the church's location and the easily documented record of the important events related to the Hanover Dissenters and Samuel Davies, in 1991 the U.S. National Park Service listed the Polegreen site in the Register of National Historic Places. The Polegreen Foundation has been the grateful recipient of the advice and counsel of the staff of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Through them the services of internationally known architect Carlton Abbott were obtained. Abbott designed the present unique enhancement over the site of the ancient Polegreen Church. For the first time in 137 years there is something to see on the place which represents one of the great chapters of American history. With growing concern over urban sprawl, which had already begun to have an impact on the surroundings of the old church, the Foundation set out to acquire the view shed around the original site. To date nearly 110 acres have been preserved. The Foundation welcomes you into its enlarging family. We hope you will be captivated by the preservation and interpretation of one of America's most important historic sites

Historic Sandusky
Historic Sandusky
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757 Sandusky Drive
Lynchburg, Va 24502
Director:Gregory H. Starbuck
www.historicsandusky.org
civilwar@historicsandusky.org
(434) 832-0162

Type: 1800 (Federal architecture); 1830- 1865 (Civil War)
Theme: Domestic Life, Architecture, American Civil War
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: 12pm to 4 pm Monday through Sunday or by appointment
Admission: $5.00; Seniors- $3.00; Students- $2.00

Holladay House Bed and Breakfast
Holladay House Bed and Breakfast
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155 West Main Street
Orange, VA 22960
Director:Samuel and Sharon Elswick
http://HolladayHouseBandB.com
innkeeper@holladayhousebandb.com
540-672-4893

Type: 1830 (Federal) - 1945 (WWII)
Theme: Architecture, Famous Virginian's Personal History, Medical History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: We are always open for folks seeking over-night accommodations. We will happily provide tours of the house to visitors if the visitor calls for an appointment.
Admission: No

A stately federal-style brick mansion, built circa 1830, on Main Street in the Orange Downtown Commercial Historic District. One of the oldest buildings in the Town of Orange, owned by several prominent Virginia families, most notably the Holladays and the Chapmans. The Chapmans were related to both the Madisons and the Washingtons. During the Civil War, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart attended a wedding reception here for a Lieutentant in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. In addition, a cavalry battle rook place directly in front of the house. All wood trim, floors, mantels, doors, etc. are original. One highlight is a Victorian port d'oro Italian black marble mantel in the parlor.

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
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1020 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Director:Gail Braxton
http://www.preservationvirginia.org
hmas@washingtonheritagemuseums.org
540-373-1569

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial)
Theme: Colonial Medicine
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

This 18th-century building restored as the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop presents a vivid living history interpretation of colonial medical practices. Visitors can hear about the popular treatment of the day for an lady's hysteria or a medicine so potent that it would, according to one wealthy plantation owner, "cheer a man with a bad wife."

Inn at Hans Meadow
Inn at Hans Meadow
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1040 Roanoke Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Director:Kathy Drummond
www.theinnathansmeadow.com
theinnathansmeadow@yahoo.com
540.382.2060

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic Life, Agricultrue, Architecture
Region: Blue Ridge
Hours: Daily
Admission: No

In 1754 John Craig built a log home on his 400 acre site that became known as Hans Meadow. The Craig family operated a tavern at this site from the end of the Eighteenth century until 1845. The seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, once stayed at the tavern. John and wife Mary Cox, continued to expand the size of the estate, and by 1782 had accumulated over two thousand acres. John Craig’s house became the main crossroads for travelers and by 1792, more than 70,000 people used the Wilderness Trail to make their way to Kentucky. James Craig donated 175 acres of the estate in 1792 to form the town of Christiansburg. Members of the Craig family served as attorneys, congressmen, and tavern owners. Rich in History this 160 year old stately mansion has been home to only five owners, handed down in the Craig Family until the death of Mary Sherwood Flagg in 1973. In 2002 John and Kathy Drummond became the fifth owners of the home, turning the stately Mansion into a Bed and Breakfast. John and Kathy now offer their guests the elegance of a 19th century mansion as well as the convenience and technology of a 21st century home. For more information, visit http://www.theinnathansmeadow.com/historyoftheinn.html

Ivy Lodge Museum & Gift Shope
Ivy Lodge Museum & Gift Shope
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Warren Heritage Society, Inc. 101 Chester Street
Front Royal, VA 22630
Director:Susan Jeffery, Business Manager
warrenheritagesociety.org
whsbusinessmanager@comcast.net
540-636-1446

Type: various periods of Front Royal, VA and Warren County, VA history
Theme: various themes of Front Royal, VA and Warren County, VA history and heritage
Region: Shenandoah Valley
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. year round and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. seasonally
Admission: No

Today the Ivy Lodge is the headquarters of the Warren Heritage Society housing its administrative offices as well as the museum and gift shop. Come enjoy the free exhibits covering the history and heritage of the Town of Front Royal and Warren County, VA. In the Ivy Lodge Gift Shop you may browse through our wide selection of books and merchandise and purchase tickets for the Society's historic homes -- Civil War era Belle Boyd Cottage and Colonial era Balthis House. Ivy Lodge is unique in the educational annals of Warren County, having been either a school or the home of school officials for most of its existence. The Misses Tensia and Annette Tyler, relatives of President Tyler, moved to Front Royal in antebellum days. They lived at Ivy Lodge where Tensia opened a "most select little day school for small girls" who were taught not only academics, but also "to speak very low and be very delicate in their ways." At the same time Miss N. Fellows, a splendid teacher at the Front Royal Academy, gave private art lessons to older girls at Ivy Lodge and instructed them in manners and calisthenics. They were taught how to greet guests in the parlor, to draw up chairs for them, and to introduce people. Ivy Lodge was the home of Major Victor Moreau Brown, a lawyer and teacher, when he returned from heroic services in the Confederate Army and reopened the Front Royal Academy. When he died, a local diary records that the funeral service held at his home by the Episcopal minister, was "the largest funeral I ever witnesed in this town." His daughter, Elizabeth Brown Davis, was born at Ivy Lodge, as a girl studied the heavens through a telescope in the middle of Chester Street, and became the greatest woman authority upon astronomical mathematics in the world of her day, being presented to Queen Victoria as such. For 30 years this brilliant scientist made the infintely minute and complicated computations for the Nautical Almanac, published annually by the U.S. Naval Observatory, and gained international renown through her corrections of French mathematical and astronomical work. Miss Mary Simpson, a member of a family noted as teachers, conducted a school for young ladies at Ivy Lodge (1866-1878), leaving her imprint upon a generation of Warren County matrons who recalled her with veneration. Having had two brothers killed in the Confederate Army, Major Robert Simpson and John Simpson of the Warren Rifles, she was the personification of Southern patriotism and in her Ivy Lodge home was organized the Warren Memorial Association which established the beautiful Prospect Hill Cemetery, first public burial ground in Warren County. Many meetings and benefits leading to the purchase and development of the cemetery were held at Ivy Lodge during her residency and that of her successor, Mrs. Sallie Davis-Royl.

J. Sidna Allen Home
J. Sidna Allen Home
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130 Skyview Dr.
Fancy Gap, VA 24328
Director:Bonnie Wood and Stanley Widener

bwood@wjla.com
703.236.9565

Type: 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age)
Theme: Domestic life, Architecture, Decorative Arts
Region: Southern Virginia
Hours: By appointment
Admission: Suggested Donation

The J. Sidna Allen Home is one of the most historical landmarks in Carroll County, Virginia. Built in 1911, the home is registered as a National Historic Landmark and a Virginia Historic Landmark. The home is a remarkably rich example of Queen Anne architectural style situated on a commanding position in the hills of Fancy Gap, Virginia. Sidna Allen had dreamed of owning the finest home in Carroll County for many years and this house was his personal creation and realization of that dream. But that dream was shattered in 1912 during the infamous Carroll County Courthouse shootout. Sidna Allen was a member of the so-called “Allen Clan” that was involved in the Hillsville courthouse massacre in which 5 people were killed including county officials and Judge Thornton Massie. At the time Sidna Allen’s brother, Floyd was on trial for allegedly helping his two nephews escape from police custody. After the first shot (whose stories never have been accurately determined), a barrage of fire and general melee ensued. Sidna Allen, who always maintained his innocence, was sentenced to life imprisonment, along with several others, and two members of the Allen family were executed. Soon after the shooting, Sidna Allen’s home, finished only one year before the shootout, was confiscated by the state.

James Madison's Montpelier
James Madison's Montpelier
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11395 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, VA 22960
Director:Sean T. O'Brien
www.montpelier.org
stobrien@montpelier.org

Type: 1776- Modern
Theme: Decorative Arts, Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginians personal history, Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Montpelier is the home of James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, and Dolley Madison, America's first First Lady. Montpelier features an exhibit on the War of 1812 (Mr. Madison's War), the mansion, slave sites, Madison Family Cemetery, an archaeology lab, hands-on activities, guided tours, and a mobile tour app. Specialty tours are also available

John Marshall House
John Marshall House
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818 East Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Director:Bobbie LeViness
preservationvirginia/marshall.com
johnmarshallhouse@preservationvirginia.org
804-648-7998

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Weekends only
Admission: Yes

Built in 1790, The John Marshall House, was the primary residence of The "Great Chief Justice" for forty-five years, until his death in 1835. A soldier in the American Revolution, Marshall strove to shape a strong, united country.

Ker Place
Ker Place
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69 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
Director:Jenny Barker
www.shorehistory.org
jbarkerkerplace@verizon.net
757-787-8012

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Decorative Arts museum with regional history intergrated throughout
Region: Eastern Shore
Hours: Some Weekday and Weekends
Admission: Yes

Historic Ker Place is a circa 1799 Federal period home located in Onancock, Virginia. It is listed on the National Register and is a Virginia Historic Landmark. For the past 55 years it has served as the Headquarters of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society with museum displays and archives available for public use. Open Tuesday- Saturday 11am- 4pm, docent guided tours are given on the hour.

King William Historical Museum
King William Historical Museum
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227 Horse Landing Road
King William, VA 23086
Director:Rebecca G. Townsend

kwhs@kingwilliamhistory.org
804-769-9619

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII), Post - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: A cross section of all the socioeconomic levels in the county from the prehistoric era to current events.
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Select weekdays and weekends or by appointment
Admission: No

The oldest courthouse in continuous use in the United States of America, this building was built in 1725, and the architecture is so indicative of the colonial era, it has been replicated by other counties. It has never been used as a residence, but two of the connected buildings which house the museum have served as temporary quarters (jail) for citizens from all walks of life. The main court building of the colonial complex continues to be used for court proceedings allowing it to maintain it's unique designation.

Lanesville Ordinary
Lanesville Ordinary
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21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road
Sterling 20164
Director:Meredyth D. Breed
www.loudoun.gov/claudemoorepark
merry.breed@loudoun.gov
571-258-3702

Type: Pre (Prehistory) - 19865 (Civil War)
Theme: Domestic Life, Layers of history at one site; pre-history, French & Indian War, Revoulutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: No

The 1779 Lanesville Ordinary welcomed travellers along historic Vestal's Gap Road and housed the Lanesville Post Office, the earliest Post Office in eastern Loudoun County, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries . Four generations of the Lane family made their home in Lanesville prior to Dr. Claude Moore's fifty year residence. The Lanesville Historic District, listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places, is now a County of Loudoun Park.

Lee Hall Mansion
Lee Hall Mansion
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163 Yorktown Road
Newport News 23603
Director:Michael Poplawski
www.leehall.org
leehall@nngov.com
757-888-3371

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic Life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, American Civil war
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Some Weekday and Weekends
Admission: Yes

An important site during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, Lee Hall Mansion served as headquarters for Confederate generals Johnston and Magruder. Tours reveal seven rooms, furnished in mid-19th century style. This is a Garden Club of Virginia site and on the National Register of Historic Places. Special events are held at the mansion throughout the year.

Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden
Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden
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614 Oronoco Street
Alexandria 22314
Director:Erin Adams
www.leefendallhouse.org
contact@leefendallhouse.org
703-548-1789

Type: 1785-1972 (Federal-Modern)
Theme: Domestic Life, Slavery, Architecture, Famous Virginian's Personal History, City of Alexandria
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Some Weekday and Weekends
Admission: Yes

The Lee-Fendall House tells the story of nearly 200 years of private life in Alexandria. Beginning with the historically famous Lee family, and ending with labor activist John L. Lewis, the museum traces the development of the City of Alexandria through domestic life, labor history, and public service. An award-winning half-acre garden is open to visitors year-round, and often hosts public programs. Educational programs are also available.

Liberia Plantation
Liberia Plantation
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9101 Prince William St.
Manassas 20110
Director:Elizabeth Via-Gossman
www.manassascity.org
lotten@ci.manassas.va.us
703-257-8285

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic Life, Slavery, Personal History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Some Weekday and Weekends
Admission: Yes

Built in 1825, Liberia was a successful 2,000 acre plantation with 90 slaves before the Civil War. It served as headquarters for both Confederate and Union forces, and was visited by Confederate President Jefferson Davis and President Lincoln during the Civil War. Liberia became a successful dairy farm from the 1880s through the 1940s, and was donated to The City of Manassas in 1986. It is currently under restoration and open for special events and tours.

Magnolia Grange Plantation House Museum
Magnolia Grange Plantation House Museum
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10020 Iron Bridge Rd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Director:Tamara Evans
www.chesterfieldhistory.com
admin@chesterfieldhistory.com
804-796-1479

Type: Revolutionary, Federal, Victorian, Civil War, Reconstruction, Gilded Age, Early Modern, WWII, Modern
Theme: Domestic life
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Seasonal
Admission: Yes

Federal period plantation home named for the circle of magnolia trees on its front lawn constructed in 1822. Ground floor central passage features half-turn open carved stairway, Zubal hand-painted wallpaper and unique cieling motifs carried thru to the formal parlor. Upstairs rooms plainer in detail but furnished to reflect periods when occupied by different families. Includes museum gift shop for the Chesterfield Historical Society of VA.

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Manor House at Smith's Fort
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217 Smith Fort Lane, P.O. Box 240
Surry, VA 23883
Director:William T. Forehand Jr.
tforehand@preservationvirginia.org org
tforehand@smithsfortplantation.org
(757) 294-3872

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial)
Theme: Domestic life, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Pocahantas, John Rolfe
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: April 1 --October 31 Wed. through Sun. noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Yes

Our house is a mid Georgian period story and a half manor house built on the center passage plan furnished with period 17th & 18th century pieces.

Mansion on Main (Thomas House)
Mansion on Main (Thomas House)
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36 Main St.
Smithfield, VA 23430
Director:Dawn Riddle
mansion-on-main.net
mansion-on-main@charter.net
757 357 3968 or 757 357 0006

Type: 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age)
Theme: Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Special occasions and Saturdays at 2:30 PM for a tour
Admission: No

Built in 1889 by Richard Thomas. He and his wife only lifed there a few years before their deaths.Thomas was instrumental in the restoration of St. Lukes Church near Smithfield. The house was a private residence for many years. Acquired by Sala Clark in 1995 to ba a bed and breakfast. Sala died in1998 having restored most of the house to its original beauty. Her mother, Betty Clark continues to oversee the property as a bed and breakfast in memory of Sala.

Marshall House
Marshall House
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217 Edwards Ferry Road
Leesburg, VA 20176
Director:

tours@georgecmarshall.org
703-777-1301

Type: Federal style home built in the early 1800's restored to the 1940's interior and grounds when the Marshalls' were in residence.
Theme: The private and public life of General George C. Marshall
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm and June-August: Mondays 1-5pm. Last tour begins at 4pm. Closed January and February.
Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students

The Marshall House is the restored home and gardens of General George C. Marshall. When visiting the house, parking is available at 312 East Market Street.

Mary Washingon House
Mary Washingon House
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1200 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Director:Gail Braxton
www.preservatiovirginia.org/marywashingtonhouse
mwhouse@washingtonheritagemuseums.org
540-373-1569

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic Life, Famous Virginians Personal History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

George Washington bought this home for his mother in 1772 and she lived here during the last 17 years of her life. Among the period furnishings are some of Mary’s personal possessions, including her “best dressing glass” willed at her death to George.

Maymont Mansion
Maymont Mansion
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1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Director:Dale Wheary
www.maymont.org
dwheary@maymont.org
804-358-7166 ext. 331

Type: 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), 1916 -
Theme: Domestic life, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Decorative Arts, Garden History, Domestic Service, Transportation
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday
Admission: Suggested Donation

Maymont, the 100-acre showplace of railroad magnate James H. Dooley and his wife Sallie, is today a carefully preserved treasure. With Tiffany stained glass, the famous Swan Bed, and a fascinating domestic service exhibition, 21 restored rooms of the opulent 1893 Maymont Mansion give a vivid depiction of upstairs-downstairs life in America's Gilded Age. Italian and Japanese gardens, carriages, a Nature Center, and outdoor Virginia wildlife habitats complete the estate.

Meadow Farm Museum
Meadow Farm Museum
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3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Director:Anna Truong
henricorecandparks.com
tru08@co.henrico.va.us
804-501-2130

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Agriculture
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: No

Meadow Farm Museum is an 1860s living history farm where staff interprets the Sheppard family on the eve of the Civil War. Costumed interprets conduct house tours and living history programs. The 150-acre farm also has live exhibits of farm animals, crop fields and a kitchen garden.

Mead's Tavern in New London
Mead's Tavern in New London
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594 Alum Springs Rd, P.O. Box 220
Euiwgton, VA 24550
Director:Randy Lichtenberger
www.newlondonmuseum.org
nosquantz.hotmail.com
434-534-9338

Type: Pre-1775 (Prehistory-Colonial)
Theme: Political History
Region: Central, VA
Hours: Appointment only
Admission: No

In the Colonial village of New London, Virginia, the historic Mead's Tavern, built in 1763 by Colonel William Mead, is one of the oldest surviving structures in Campbell County and the region.

Menokin
Menokin
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4037 Menokin Road, P.O. Box 1221
Warsaw, VA 22572
Director:Sarah Dillard Pope
www.menokin.org
menokin@menokin.org
804-333-1776

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History
Region: Chesapeake Bay, Northern Neck
Hours: Monday--Friday, 10 am to 4 pm; Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm. Closed on Sunday
Admission: Suggested Donation

Menokin was the home of patriot Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his wife Rebecca Tayloe Lee, of nearby Mt. Airy. The Menokin Foundation owns the 500-acre property, more than half of which is in the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge. At Menokin, you will experience an 18th century house like never before--feel hand wrought nails; observe how joists, girders and posts fit together to create the framing; and look behind the interior woodwork to see the construction techniques of the 18th century artisans. Enjoy the property's scenic beauty by hiking on our trails to Cat Point Creek. Learn about the Menokin Foundation's plans to use structural glass in an innovative way to recreate the missing parts of the house.

Middlecourt
Middlecourt
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Via Sacra
Hampden-Sydney College, VA 23943
Director:Angie Way
www.hsc.edu/Directories/Building-Profiles.html
away@hsc.edu
434-223-6134

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Architecture; Unique College History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Special Events and Grounds Tours
Admission: No

Middlecourt was completed by the Union Theological Seminary in 1829. It was named Boston House because it was built with funds raised by Presbyterian Bostonians. It was later renamed after Hampden-Sydney College took ownership. It has served as the home of presidents of Hampden-Sydney since 1939. Middlecourt is a masterpiece of Reuben and John Perry and is noted for its fine expression of the American Federal style, evident in the four tall brick chimneys above the metal clad hipped roof, and stucco panels between the windows. The most striking feature of the interior of the house is a graceful spiral stairway with its unusual curved and hand-polished mahogany rail.

Miles B Carpenter Folk Art Museum
Miles B Carpenter Folk Art Museum
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201 Hunter Street
Waverly, VA 23890
Director:Shirley Yancey


804 834 3327

Type: onstruction -- Gilded Age)
Theme: Folk Art
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Admission: Yes

The 180 two story Victorian house owned nd occupied by Miles Burkholder Carpenter from 1912 to his death in 1985 contains a permanent collections of his creative carvings, tools and memorabilia. the kitchen contains furnishings that were there during Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter's lifetime. The light fixtures are of particular interest and one may see the original two strand electrical wiring throughout the house. The house retains original wallpaper and its double hung windows and storm windows. Carpenter's work area where he did his wood carving was a lean-to at the side of the dwelling. His works have been exhibited from New York to Williamsburg and Brooklyn to Tokyo. The artist visited two governors, The Honorables Mill Godwin and Charles Robb and also visited one United States President, President Ronald Reagan. Miles Burkholder Carpenter became a nationaly known folk artist and at his death, he left a legacy of his works in Museums and private homes across the country. The Museum in his home was opened in 1986 and remains open today.

Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson
Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson
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931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Director:Leslie Greene Bowman
www.monticello.org

434-984-9800

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Slavery; Agriculture; Architecture; Famous Virginian's Personal History; Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Monticello, located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia is the home of Thomas Jefferson – author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States. Now featuring “Behind the Scenes Tours” of the rarely seen upstairs rooms. Open daily, year-round. Reserve tickets online www.monticello.org or 434.984.9800.

Morven Park
Morven Park
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17195 Southern Planter Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176
Director:Frank Milligan
morvenpark.org
tdavenport@morvenpark.org

Type: Progressive Era - 1900-1930
Theme: Agriculture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: The grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. The Davis Mansion is open Thursday-Monday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. through March; noon to 5 p.m., April through Oct.
Admission: Yes

Morven Park is the former home of the 55th governor of Virginia Westmoreland Davis, who was known as the "farmer governor" due to his focus on improving the lives of farmers and other rural citizens of Virginia. The home, parts of which date back to 1780, is of a Greek Revival style and is furnished just as it was while Gov. Davis was in office, 1918-1922. The interpretive tour of the home describes Davis's successes in creating a model farm, employing the latest scientific farming methods of the time, and his successes as Governor. Much of the Governor's original property remains intact today, with 1,200 acres that encompass formal gardens, the historic manor, an equestrian center, the Museum of Hounds & Hunting of North America, and the Winmill Carriage Museum.

Moses Myers House
Moses Myers House
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323 E. Freemason Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Director:William Hennessey
www.chrysler.org
info@chrysler.org
757-664-6200

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic Life
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: No

Revisit early 19th-century Norfolk at the Moses Myers House. Dating to 1792, the house draws an exceptionally accurate picture of the life of this prosperous Jewish merchant and his family, and more than 70% of the fine furnishings and paintings on view are original to the house.

Mount Airy
Mount Airy
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361 millpond rd
Warsaw, VA 22572
Director:Tayloe Emery
Www.mountairyplantation.com
tayloe.emery@gmail.com
804.333.4930

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial)
Theme: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Region: Chesapeake Bay
Hours: Saturday 3:00 pm tour
Admission: Yes

A 250 year old historic home. Francis Lightfoot Lee, signer of declaration, is buried here.

Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens
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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
Mount Vernon, VA 22309
Director:Ann Bookout
www.MountVernon.org
info@mountvernon.org
703.780.2000

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History, Decorative Arts
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily, hours are April - August 8-5; September & October 9-5; November - Februarry 9-4; March 9-5
Admission: Yes

When George Washington inherited Mount Vernon from his brother’s widow in 1754, the house on the estate was fairly small and simple, consisting of four rooms and central passage on the first floor and three bedrooms on the second. During two major building campaigns, Washington transformed that small house into the Mansion visitors see today. Visitors can tour the Mansion, which features original furnishings, items owned by the Washington family, 18th-century objects, and a small number of reproductions. These objects bring to life how Mount Vernon would have looked during the time when the Washingtons lived there. Vibrant wall colors, reconstructed after careful paint analysis, demonstrate the Washingtons' wealth and sense of fashion. Some of the more notable items in Mount Vernon’s collections include the key to the Bastille, presented to Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette and a swivel chair Washington used during his presidency. Other objects, such as the harpsichord Washington bought for his step-granddaughter, are treasured items that depict social and domestic practices of the day. Over one dozen original outbuildings still stand today.

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
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20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, VA 20175
Director:Andrea McGimsey
www.oatlands.org
amcgimsey@oatlands.org
703-777-3174

Type: Revolutionary, Federal, Victorian, Civil War, Reconstruction, Gilded Age, Early Modern, WWII, Modern
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

A stately mansion, beautiful rolling farmland, exquisite gardens, a repository of more than 200 years of American history and culture – all of these can be found at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens near Leesburg, Virginia. Established in the early 19th century by George Carter, Oatlands was a thriving wheat plantation and base for numerous business enterprises until the time of the Civil War. During most of the 20th century Oatlands served as the country estate of Mr. and Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis, affluent Washingtonians with strong ties to the American political arena. Now a National Trust Historic Site and a National Historic Landmark, Oatlands is flourishing with four full seasons of activities. Come visit this beautiful part of Virginia with its important historic landscape, hear the stories Oatlands has to tell, discover the history of the place and its personalities, and enjoy the many programs and events at Oatlands.

Old Coast Guard Station
Old Coast Guard Station
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2401 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Director:Kathryn Fisher
www.oldcoastguardstation.com
director@oldcoastguardstation.com
757-422-1587

Type: Reconstruction, Gilded Age, Early Modern, WWII, Modern
Theme: Maritime History
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Built in 1878 as a US Life-Saving Station, the building served as the operating and living quarters for the men who patrolled the beach for shipwrecks. This was one of five stations in the area now known as Virginia Beach. Today, the mission of the museum is to honor and preserve the history of Virginia's coastal communities and maritime heritage.

Pamplin Historical Park
Pamplin Historical Park
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6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
Director:A. Wilson Greene
www.pamplinpark.org
generalmailbox@pamplinpark.org
804-861-2408

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial); 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal); 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Slavery; Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Please visit www.pamplinpark.org for current operating schedule
Admission: Yes

The Banks House, which served as Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s headquarters following the Breakthrough on April 2, 1865, is an outstanding story of preservation. This Federal-style building was built in two stages, the first being a one-and-a-half story structure completed between 1740 and 1760. A larger, two-story wing, the principal part of the dwelling, was added about 1790. The interior of the Hart House is not open to the public. In the fall of 1864, the landscape around Margaret Banks’ 231-acre farm changed when Petersburg became the focus of conflict in the Civil War’s eastern theater. Lt. Gen Ulysses S. Grant chose the Banks House as his command post because it provided him a vantage point from which he could observe and direct assaults against the western sector of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s inner defensive lines. One of the few remaining original slave dwellings in Virginia is located behind the Banks House. The four-room building includes two rooms on the bottom floor that were used as the plantation kitchen and laundry. The upper floor contains two rooms that were the living quarters of the house servants.

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
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6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
Director:A. Wilson Greene
www.pamplinpark.org
generalmailbox@pamplinpark.org
804-861-2408

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal); 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic Life; Slavery; Agriculture; Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Please visit www.pamplinpark.org for current operating schedule
Admission: Yes

Tudor Hall Plantation has been carefully restored to its 1860s appearance and furnished with period antiques. The house, circa 1815, was home to the Boisseau family and during the Civil War was used as the headquarters of Confederate General Samuel McGowan. Tudor Hall's furnishings reflect both its civilian and military history. The west side of the house is furnished as the Boisseau family would have known it. The east side of the house is outfitted to suit the needs of a Confederate general and his staff. In the English basement, a display entitled “A Land Worth Fighting For,” explores the Southern agrarian way of life as well as the history of Tudor Hall Plantation. The plantation also features a reconstructed working kitchen and slave quarter, a kitchen garden with authentic period plantings, and more. Discover woodworking equipment and farm animals at the Tudor Hall barn. A tool shed, sharpening stone, and shaving horse are on display as well as a chicken coop and sheep pen. Nanking Bantam chickens and Gulf Coast Native sheep add sounds and smells that bring the plantation alive.

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
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6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
Director:A. Wilson Greene
www.pamplinpark.org
generalmailbox@pamplinpark.org
804-861-2408

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Agriculture; Architecture; Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Please visit www.pamplinpark.org for current operating schedule
Admission: Yes

The Hart House was home to John and Mary Hart, built in the Gothic Revival style not long before the Civil War. It has been returned to its original appearance. The farm was the scene of fighting on two occasions during the Petersburg Campaign: the third day of the Battle of Peebles’ Farm on October 2, 1864 and six months later, on the morning of April 2, 1865, during the Breakthrough battle. The 59-acre Hart Farm is home to the Civil War Adventure Camp, Pamplin Historical Park’s overnight immersion experience. The interior of the Hart House is not open to the public. Original earthworks extend to the side yard of the house.

Patrick Henry's Red Hill
Patrick Henry's Red Hill
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1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA 24528
Director:Karen Gorham
www.redhill.org
burch@redhill.org

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Famous Virginian's Personal History
Region: Southern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Patrick Henry's Red Hill is the last home and burial place of Patrick Henry, the "Voice of the Revolution."

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Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
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16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA 23015
Director:Anne Reid
scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org
scotchdown@preservationvirginia.org
804-227-3500

Type: 1771-1778
Theme: Famous Virginian's Personal History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Opened March through November, weekends and by special arrangements
Admission: Yes

Patrick Henry, orator of the American Revolution and first elected governor of Virginia, made his home at Scotchtown from 1771- 1778. It is from Scotchtown that he rode to Richmond's St. John's church to give his famous "Liberty or Death" speech. The house is an orginal 18th century building with reconstructed outbuildings

Penshurst
Penshurst
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Via Sacra
Hampden-Sydney College, VA 23943
Director:Angie Way of Atkinson Museum
www.hsc.edu/Directories/Building-Profiles.html
away@hsc.edu
434-223-6134

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Architecture; Unique College Campus
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Special Events and Tours of the Grounds
Admission: No fee, but visitors are asked to go to the Atkinson Museum for information

Built in 1830 by the Union Theological Seminary with funds secured from the Synod of North Carolina, Penshurst was originally named North Carolina House. The front east chimney has the marking "May l830" on the fifth row of bricks from the top. On the southeast chimney are the words "North Carolina." In 1899, the building was purchased from the Seminary and became a boarding house for students operated by Mrs. Tabb and her daughter and became known as "Tabb's Tavern." It was later renamed Penshurst for the ancestral home of Algernon Sydney and served as the College Presidents’ home until 1939. Today it is the home of the Dean of Faculty.

Piney Grove at South Hall's Plantation
Piney Grove at South Hall's Plantation
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Virginia Route 5 Scenic Byway
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Director:Cindy Hart
www.pineygrove.com
information@pineygrove.com
804-829-2480

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation is a collection four historic homes (Piney Grove-1790, Ashland-1835 & Ladysmith-1857) and a church (Duck Church-1917), and serves as a museum of history and architecture. The grounds include gardens, exhibits and a nature trail. The site is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails, the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail and the National Park Services "James River Plantation National Register Travel Itinerary". Listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places

Point of Honor
Point of Honor
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112 Cabell Street
Lynchburg, VA 24505
Director:Douglas K. Harvey
www.pointofhonor.org
d.harvey@lynchburgva.gov
434 455 6226

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic life, Agriculture, Architecture, Decorative Arts
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: 10 am-4pm Mon-Sat Noon to 4 pm Sunday
Admission: Yes

Point of Honor is a refined Federal period home overlooking the James River in Lynchburg. Built in 1815 by Dr. George Cabell, it was once the seat of a 750 acre plantation. The home is one of the few remaining polygonal bay homes in the Commonwealth. The home is fully restored and furnished and the grounds contain a recreated hearth kitchen and Gift Shop. While the main interpretation is focused on 1815-1830 Era of Good Feelings, the story of the property and its residents through time is also told. This includes the Cabells and their slaves, Colonel and Mrs. Robert Owen who lived there during the Civil War, and many others.

Pope-Leighey House
Pope-Leighey House
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9000 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
Director:Susan Hellman
www.popeleighey1940.org
woodlawn@nthp.org
703-780-4000

Type: 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII), Post - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic Life, Architecture, World Famous Architect
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Thursday-Monday
Admission: Yes

The Pope-Leighey house is a Usonian house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, and constructed in Falls Church, VA in 1940. It is an example of Wright's interest in designing homes of moderate cost. In the 1960s, the house was slated to be demolished due to the construction of Route 66. Marjorie Leighey, who bought the house in 1946 with her husband Robert, donated the house and its contents to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, who moved it to safety on the grounds of Woodlawn.

Ratcliff-Alison House
Ratcliff-Alison House
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10386 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Director:Susan Inskeep Gray, Curator
www.fairfaxva.gov
susan.gray@fairfaxva.gov
703-385-8415 or 703-385-8414

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII), Post - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History, Women's History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., April - October, other days for groups tours, open during City of Fairfax Special Events
Admission: No

Ratcliffe-Allison House is the oldest domestic structure in the City of Fairfax National Register Historic District and was the first City building placed on the Register. Docent-led tours interpret the lives of the house's many owners and residents--from a shoemaker in 1812 to a garden writer in the mid-twentieth century. The last two private owners were Dr.Kate Waller Barrett, a prominent social reformer, and her daughter, Kitty Barrett Pozer, a gardening columnist for the Washington Post. The adjacent public garden is named the Pozer Garden

Reynolds Homestead
Reynolds Homestead
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463 Homestead Lane
Critz, VA 24082
Director:Julie Walters Steele
http://www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/
jws@vt.edu
276-694-7181

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Famous Virginian Personal History
Region: Blue Ridge
Hours: Seasonal, by appointment
Admission: Yes

The home of Hardin and Nancy Cox Reynolds, built in 1843 as the Rock Spring Plantation, is designated as a State and National Historic Landmark. Hardin Reynolds was a successful farmer, merchant, banker and tobacco manufacturer. He and his children influenced the economic and cultural growth of the United States, particularly in the South. Son, R.J. Reynolds founded the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and grandson Richard Samuel, Sr. founded Reynolds Metals. The 717-acre homestead, deeded to Virginia Tech in 1970, has been authentically restored and is open for tours

Rice's Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern
Rice's Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern
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73 Monument Place
Heathsville, VA 22473
Director:Ellen Hollows
rhhtfoundation.org
rhhtadmin@earthlink.net
804-580-3377

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Heritage Arts: quilting, blacksmithing, woodworking & spinning & weaving
Region: Northumberland County
Hours: Select weekdays and weekends
Admission: No

We are a 1795 historic court house tavern. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Architect-historians believe the major significance lies in that it shows insight into the way Virginians worked and lived in the 18th century. Restored by volunteers and maintained by volunteers. The foundation includes 3 additional buildings; blacksmith shop, carriage house and community building. They house the guilds, antiques carriage collection and support community meetings and needs.

Riddick's Folly House Museum
Riddick's Folly House Museum
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510 North Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
Director:Edward Lee King
riddicksfolly.org
rfcurator@verizon.net
757-934-0822

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Wed. thru Fri. 10 to 5; Sat. 10 to 4; Sun. 1 to 5
Admission: Yes

It is a Greek Revival home that was built by Mills Riddick in 1837. It has four floors, twenty-one rooms, sixteen fireplaces and is eight thousand square feet. It was Union General John J. Peck's headquarters during the Union occupation of Suffolk in the Civil War. All four floors are furnished with family and period appropriate furniture and accessories. We also house the Governor Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Exhibit and Resource Rooms.

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Ridgemont
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217 N. Locust St
Floyd, VA 24091
Director:Rhonda Fleming Smith
floydhistoricalsociety.org
floydhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
540-745-3247

Type: 1866 (Reconstruction) - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic Life, Famous Virginians Personal History
Region: Southern Virginia
Hours: Some Weekday and Weekends
Admission: No

Originally built as a 9 bed hospital in 1913, The Ridgemont served as a residence from 1950-2002 for Miss Marie Williams.

Rippon Lodge Historic Site
Rippon Lodge Historic Site
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15520 Blackburn Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Director:Becky Super
www.pwcgov.org/rippon
historicpreservation@pwcgov.org
703-499-9812

Type: Pre-1775 (Prehistory-Colonial), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII)
Theme: Decorative Arts, Domestic Life, Agriculture, Architecture, Political History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Rippon Lodge was built ca. 1747 by Richard Blackburn, an immigrant from Ripon, England. His son, Lt. Col. Thomas Blackburn, enlarged the house in 1800. Jude Wade Ellis expanded Rippon Lodge to its current size during the early 1920's. Tour the restored house, stroll across the vast lawns, visit the 18th century cemetery and admire the pristine view of Neabsco Creek.

Rising Sun Tavern
Rising Sun Tavern
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1304 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Director:Gail Braxton
http://www.preservationvirginia.org/risingsuntavern
rst@washingtonheritagemuseums.org

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Tavern Life
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

George Washington’s youngest brother, Charles, built this landmark in 1760 as his private residence. The building became a tavern in 1792. Today, “tavern wenches” and male “indentured servants” tell of a typical stay for upper, middling, & lower classes at a Colonial tavern.

Salem Museum/ Williams-Brown House
Salem Museum/ Williams-Brown House
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801 East Main St.
Salem, VA 24153
Director:John D. Long
www.salemmuseum.org
jlong@salemmuseum.org
540-389-6760

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII), Post - 1945 (Modern)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Blue Ridge
Hours: Select weekdays and weekends
Admission:

In 1845 Willam C. Willams constructed his large brick structure to serve as his residence and a store catering to travelers along the Great Road. Inherited by his duaghter Mary Brown, the house stayed in the same family for most of a century. It went through several iterations-- apartments, fraternity house, office space--before falling into disrepair in the 1970s. By 1985, the Williams-Brown House was slated for demolition when the Salem Historical Society offered to move the structure, preserve it, and convert it into a local history museum. In 2010 the building was expanded with an historically sensitive, environmentally friendly addition.

Sanders House Center
Sanders House Center
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200 Sanders Lane
Bluefield, VA 24605
Director:Dr. Don Scott

visitorcenter@tazewellcounty.org
276-322-1345

Type: 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age)
Theme: Domestic Life, Agricultrue, Architecture
Region: Appalachia
Hours: Seasonal Only
Admission: Yes

To preserve and restore a visual historic landmark while serving as an impetus to local preservation efforts. To provide a repository and showplace for display of historical artifacts and treasures for pleasure and education. To provide gallery space. To make available historical records. To establish an information center for all regional tourism outlets including bikers and hikers.

Shirley Plantation
Shirley Plantation
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501 Shirley Plantation Road
Charles City, VA 23030
Director:Janet L. Appel
www.shirleyplantation.com
director@shirleyplantation.com
804-829-5121

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial)
Theme: Decorative Arts; Domestic Life; Slavery; Agriculture; Architecture; Famous Virginian's Personal History
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads 10 miles east of I-295 at Richmond on the James River
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Virginia's first plantation (1613) and North America's oldest family business. Intact original 18th-century buildings. Guided house tour - 11th generation of Hill Carter family resides in home today. Still a private family home but open to the public daily-leased to educational foundation.

Smithfield Plantation
Smithfield Plantation
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1000 Smithfield Plantation Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
Director:W. David McKissack, Museum Administrator
http://smithfieldplantation.org/pages/visit/hours.html
info@smithfieldplantation.org
(540) 231-3947

Type: Frame house constructed between 1772-1774 and modeled after the Raleigh Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.
Theme:
Region: Southwest
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM; Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM; Closed Wednesdays
Admission: For admission prices please go to our website

Travel back to the 18th century and visit Smithfield Plantation, a haven of aristocratic elegance that became the social and political center of the Virginia backcountry.

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
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105-107 S. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Director:Gretchen Bulova
www.apothecarymusuem.org
www.apothecarymusuem.org
703.746.3852

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1866 - 1916 (Reconstruction -- Gilded Age), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII)
Theme: Famous Virginian Personal History, Medical History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

The Apothecary served local customers, including the Washingtons and Robert E. Lee, between 1792 and 1933. The shop was transformed into a museum shortly after its closing and visitors can still view the original ingredients, products, and documents left behind by this 141-year-old family business.

Stonewall Jackson House
Stonewall Jackson House
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8 East Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450
Director:Michael Anne Lynn
stonewalljackson.org
lynnma@vmi.edu
540-464-7704

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Famous Virginian Personal History
Region: Shenandoah Valley
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

The brick and stone townhouse half a block from Main Street in Lexington's historic district is where T. J. "Stonewall" Jackson lived immediately before the American Civil War, while he was teaching at the Virginia Military Institute. Visitors may stroll in the restored garden, which is maintained by volunteers, or take guided tours of the house on the hour and half hour. The house was restored to its appearance at the time of the Jackson occupancy and is furnished with many of the Jacksons' own possessions. Tours emphasize Jackson's life as a private citizen, teacher, community leader and church member in the years before the Civil War, and the character traits that contributed to his later success as a military leader

Stratford
Stratford
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483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
Director:Paul Reber
StratfordHall.org
info@stratfordhall.org
804-493-8038

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Chesapeake Bay
Hours:
Admission: Yes

Daily during March-December

Sully Historic Site
Sully Historic Site
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3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA 20151
Director:Carol McDonnell
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully
tammy.higgs@fairfaxcounty.gov
703-437-1794

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Decorative Arts, Domestic Life, Slavery, Agriculture, Famous Virginian's Personal History, Political History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Other (please specify) - Daily except closed Tuesdays, tours given 11am-4pm, January - February, last tour at 3pm
Admission: Yes

Sully is the late 18th century home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first congressman and uncle of Robert E. Lee. Along with his wife, Elizabeth Collins Lee and their children, over thirty enslaved African Americans made Sully their home from 1794 to 1811. Original structures include the house, kitchen/laundry, smokehouse and dairy. A representative slave quarter built on the footprint of an original cabin provides a view of how the slaves lived at Sully. Original furnishings and period decorative arts throughout the house. New exhibit features a touch screen with four subjects.

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
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1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest 24551-0419
Director:Jeffrey L. Nichols
www.poplarforest.org
media@poplarforest.org
434-525-1806

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic Life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian's Personal History, Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is open daily from March 15 through December 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving Day and Easter). Poplar Forest will open for the first time this holiday season between Dec 26 & Dec 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Yes

Experience Thomas Jefferson. Discover his personal retreat. Step into his private world, his secret place and most intimate home. Decades of careful research make the house, service wing and landscape an important example of historic restoration. Ongoing research by archaeologists continues to reveal the workings of the plantation and lives of Jefferson's enslaved laborers. Through guided house tours and GPS-guided audio-visual handheld devices, visitors will be welcomed with stories of Jefferson, and can to explore the landscape and architectural restoration of his personal retreat.

Tuckahoe Plantation
Tuckahoe Plantation
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12601 River Road
Richmond, VA 23238
Director:Tad Thompson
tuckahoeplantation.com
tuckahoeplantationva@gmail.com
804.971.8329

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial)
Theme: Pleasure Gardens
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Grounds open daily, house tours by appointment
Admission: Yes

The 18th century home of the Randolph family, and the childhood home of Thomas Jefferson, Tuckahoe Plantation is an architecturally unique colonial wood framed home overlooking the James River. Just West of Richmond Virginia, the grounds include extensive gardens and original outbuildings.

Village View
Village View
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221 Briggs Street
Emporia, VA 23847
Director:

villageviewemporiavirginia@yahoo.com
434-634-6800

Type: 18th Century Federal
Theme:
Region: Southern Virginia
Hours: By Appointment
Admission:

18th Century Federal Style Mansion

Virginia House
Virginia House
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4301 Sulgrave Road
Richmond, VA 23221
Director:Tracy Bryan
vahistorical.org
tbryan@vahistorical.org
804.353.4251

Type: 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII)
Theme: Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Decorative Arts, Domestic Life
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: By appointment
Admission: Yes

16th-century English manor from Warwickshire, England reconstructed in Richmond as a private residence

Virginia Museum of the Civil War
Virginia Museum of the Civil War
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8895 George R Collins Parkway
New Market, VA 22844
Director:Major Troy D. Marshall
www.vmi.edu/newmarket
marshalltd@vmi.edu
866.515.1864

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic Life, Agriculture
Region: Shenandoah Valley
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

The circa 1825 Bushong farm house was the home to seven family members and was standing during the Battle of New Market. Damaged by artillery and small arms fire it was used as a field hospital for soldiers of both sides.The farm was purchased by Mr. George R. Collins, V.M.I. Class of 1911 to memorialize the service of the V.M.I. Cadets in the battle.

Walkerton Tavern
Walkerton Tavern
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2892 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Director:Sam McKelvey
henricorecandparks.com
mck32@co.henrico.va.us
804.652.3411

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal); 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Decorative Arts; Architecture
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission:

Originallly built as a tavern in 1825, Walkerton was the home of the Hopkins family from 1857 to 1941. Walkerton also served as a post office, voting precinct and general store. Walkerton hosts a variety of childrens and family programs throughout the year.

Waterford National Historic Landmark
Waterford National Historic Landmark
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Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax Street
Waterford, VA 20197
Director:
www.waterfordvillage.org
cornerstore@waterfordfoundation.org
540-882-3018

Type: More than 80 historic buildings - early 1700s vernacular to Federal through Victorian styles
Theme: Preserved rural village of preserved historic buildings and landscapes
Region: Piedmont
Hours: Office: Tues-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Corner Store and Old School open on weekends for events
Admission: Free walking tours, event ticket prices vary

Founded in 1733 by Pennsylvania Quakers, the Waterford National Historic Landmark contains the historic village of 18th and 19th century homes and buildings surrounded by 1,420 acres of rolling farmland and preserved open spaces.

Weems-Botts Museum
Weems-Botts Museum
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3944 Cameron Street
Dumfries, VA 22026
Director:Joann Barron
historicdumfries.com
weemsbotts@msn.com
703-221-2218

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War), 1916 - 1945 (Early Modern -- WWII)
Theme: Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Wed-Sat from 10:00-5:00 and Sun from 12:00 - 5:00
Admission: Yes

Weston Plantation
Weston Plantation
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400 Weston Lane
Hopewell 23860
Director:Claire Haley
historichopewell.org
admin@historichopewell.org
804-458-4682

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal), 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Architecture
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Weston Manor is the last surviving 18th Century plantation home on the banks of the Appomattox River. Built in 1789 by William Gilliam and his wife Christian Eppes Gilliam, the manor’s Georgian architecture is accentuated by Neo-classical design features, a spiral stairway highlighted by unusual concave paneling, detailed woodwork on the first floor and a dumb waiter hidden in the dining room cupboard. All three floors of the building are open to visitors as well as the two dependencies – a summer kitchen and a laundry building which houses our unique boutique and gift shop.

Westover Plantation
Westover Plantation
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7000 Westover Rd.
Charles City, VA 23030
Director:Andrea Fisher Erda
Westover-Plantation.com
info@westover-plantation.com

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial)
Theme: Agriculture, Architecture, Political History
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Other (please specify) - Daily for grounds, garden and outbuildings. House tours for 12 people or more by appointment only.
Admission: Yes

Built by Col. William Byrd ll, one of the most historic and beautiful houses from the 18th century in this country. Early Georgian. Known for its perfect proportions and grand setting on the the James River.

White House of the Confederacy
White House of the Confederacy
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1201 E. Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Director:S. Waite Rawls III
www.moc.org
wrawls@moc.org
804-649-1861

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal); 1830-1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme: Decorative Arts; Architecture; Famous Virginians Personal History; Political History
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Built in 1818 in the Historic Court End neighborhood, the former residence of the Brockenbrough Family, attained its status as a National Historic Landmark for its latter role as the executive mansion of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. Today the White House of the Confederacy, has been meticulously restored to its wartime appearance, when it served as the social, political, and military center of the Confederacy

Wickham House
Wickham House
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1015 East Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Director:William J. Martin
http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com
info@richmondhistorycenter.com
(804) 649-0711

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic life, Slavery, Agriculture, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History, Political History , Decorative Arts
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Select weekdays and weekends
Admission: Yes

A neoclassical masterpiece of the Federal period, the Wickham House is a National Historic Landmark that has been restored to appear as it did when 19th century attorney John Wickham, his large family and slaves called it home. The house, designed by Alexander Parris, is known for its plaster ceiling decorations, unique wall paintings and dramatic cantilevered spiral staircase. Carpets and window treatments based on designs of the time and furnishings original to the house, as well as other fine furniture of the period, are found in the formal rooms. The Wickham House is operated by the Valentine Richmond History Center

Wilderness Road Regional Museum
Wilderness Road Regional Museum
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5240 Wilderness Road
Newbern 24126
Director:Interim
http://newriverhistoricalsociety.com/
wildernessmuseum@gmail.com
540-674-4835

Type: 1776 (Revolutionary) -1916 (Gilded Age)
Theme: Domestic Life
Region: Blue Ridge
Hours: The museum is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm; it is closed each year between December 15 and March 15.
Admission: No

The Wilderness Road Regional Museum is located in historic Newbern, Virginia. The town of Newbern had its official beginning March 3, 1810, when Adam Hance laid off 28 lots fronting on the Great Road, now known as Wilderness Road. Hance was a keen entrepreneur who saw the good sense in establishing a town along this main thoroughfare taking settlers westward into Kentucky and beyond. The building is a composite of a weatherboarded log house built around 1810 by Henry Hance and a frame structure built by his father Adam in 1817. The structures were joined around 1837 when Henry's daughter Sarah married gentleman farmer Jabin Alexander. The house and outbuildings tell the story of 19-century domestic life and reflect changes in the social and financial status of the four generations of the Hance-Alexander family who inhabited the home until the late 1970s. Because of its early significance, in 1979 the home and the town of Newbern were placed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Willoughby-Baylor House
Willoughby-Baylor House
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601 E. Freemason Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Director:William Hennessey
www.chrysler.org
info@chrysler.org
757-664-6200

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Decorative Arts; Architecture; American Treasures art exhibition in 2013
Region: Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Hours: Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: No

In 2013, the Willoughby-Baylor House presents the exhibition American Treasures, a selection of more than 50 of the Chrysler Museum’s best American paintings and sculptures. Featured artists include John Singleton Copley, Albert Bierstadt, Susan Watkins, and Winslow Homer. The refurbished home was built in 1794 and depicts the decorative arts, historic buildings and residences of the area. Free admission.

Wilton House Museum
Wilton House Museum
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215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23236
Director:Robert F. Strohm
www.wiltonhousemuseum.org
rstrohm@wiltonhousemuseum.org
804-282-5936

Type: Pre -1775 (Prehistory -- Colonial), 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic Life, Decorative Arts, Architecture
Region: Central Virginia
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

Built circa 1753 by William Randolph III, this authentic James River plantation house has been accurately described as a "superb essay in colonial design." Threatened with demolition at its original site, it was acquired and moved fifteen miles to its present location in 1933 by The National Society of Colonial Dames in America in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its interiors are filled with outstanding examples of 18th and early 19th century furniture, ceramics, glass, and prints that help to recreate the lifestyle of the Randolphs, one of Virignia's most powerful and influential families for more than 300 years. It was here that they entertained such guests as Goerge Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Layfayette

Woodlawn
Woodlawn
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9000 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
Director:Susan Hellman
www.woodlawn1805.
woodlawn@nthp.org
703-780-4000

Type: 1776 -1830 (Revolutionary -- Federal)
Theme: Domestic Life, Architecture, Famous Virginian Personal History
Region: Northern Virginia
Hours: Thursday-Monday
Admission: Yes

Completed in 1805, Woodlawn was designed by Dr. William Thornton, the first architect of the United States Capitol, for Col. and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis. Col. Lewis was George Washington's nephew; Mrs. Lewis was Martha Washington's granddaughter, raised at Mount Vernon by the Washingtons. Beginning in 1846, the former plantation was the core of a free-labor colony. Woodlawn is the first historic house museum opened by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum at his Birthplace
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum at his Birthplace
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20 North Coalter Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Director:Don Wilson
woodrowwilson.org
info@woodrowwilson.org
540-885-0897

Type: 1830 - 1865 (Victorian -- Civil War)
Theme:
Region: Shenandoah Valley
Hours: Daily
Admission: Yes

The 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, was born in this Presbyterian Manse on December 28, 1856.

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