Archaeology, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
This organization of avocational and professional archaeologists is dedicated to the preservation of the past through volunteer activities and public education.
Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Cemetery, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Bacon’s Castle was originally home to a prosperous planter, Arthur Allen, and his family. Following Allen’s death, the house was inherited by his son, Major Arthur Allen II. A loyalist supporter of the colonial government and member of the House of Burgesses, Major Allen was driven from his house in 1676 by followers of the patriot rebel Nathaniel Bacon, whose uprising later came to be known as Bacon’s Rebellion.
Archaeology, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Ben Lomond is an antebellum farm that served as a hospital during the Civil War. The home was referenced in many Civil War Era documents as the Pringle House because of the men who lived here in 1861. Many of the soldiers that were brought to the hospital penned their names and brief messages on the walls of the home.
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Nature Centers, Park
The Brentsville site consists of 28 acres with five historic buildings and various archaeological sites. These include the 1822 Courthouse and Jail, the ca. 1830 John Hall Home, ca. 1875 Union Church and the 1928 One Room Schoolhouse and the Brentsville Tavern archaeological site. The site also includes a mile long nature trail highlighting the area’s natural resources.
The mission of George Washington’s Fredericksburg Foundation is to enhance the public understanding and appreciation of the lives, values, and legacies of George Washington, Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis, and their families.
Ferry Farm is an active archaeological site. The foundation seeks to determine the location, size, and layout of the Washington farm where George Washington spent his boyhood years.'
Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Specialized
"Invincible Spirit: History in the Heart of the Shenandoah " tells the history of Rockingham County and Harrisonburg from pre-Columbus times through the present. Here, you can learn which Native American groups utilized the Valley, understand the local impact of our nation's wars, explore a pioneer toolshed, discover what industries fed the pre-Civil War economy, and appreciate the new diversity of our community.
Archaeology, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Natural History, Park, Specialized
This new English settlement would be called “The Commonwealth of Henrico” or “Henricus” in honor of the eldest son of King James I, Prince Henry. The recreated English settlement represents various military, trades, and farming elements of Henricus during the early colonial period from 1611-1622.
King William, Virginia
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The museum contains artifacts from the county of King William County.Other exhibits include photos, statues or descriptions of people in history that contributed to the growth and welfare of the county. Murals, video and timelines tell the story of the county from early 1600s to present day.
Charles City, Virginia
Archaeology, History, Historic House
The Archeological Society of Virginia (ASV) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study of archaeology and providing research and education opportunities across the state. Members participate in excavations and host a variety of events designed to promote archeology. Kittiewan Plantation, a Colonial-period plantation house and associated grounds and buildings located in Charles City County, is home to the ASV.
Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Natural History, Park, Science
The Luray Valley Museum is an intriguing and thorough presentation which celebrates our early Shenandoah Valley culture. Visitors begin the tour at the log Stonyman building which houses an overview of the Valley's history, supplemented with historic documents, decorative arts, items of clothing and artifacts. The museum displays items in chronological delivery from pre-contact Native peoples to life in the bustling 1920s.
Chase City, Virginia
Arboretum, Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Historic House
The gardens consist of a 5-acre organically maintained arboretum, herb, wildflower, and rose gardens, imported fountains and statuary. The museum houses an extensive permanent Native American artifact exhibit and rotating art shows.
Newport News, Virginia
Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Park, Science, Specialized, University
The Mariners' Museum and Park connects people to the world's waterways through exploration and engaging experiences. The Museum is filled with fascinating stories, captured in priceless artifacts that celebrate the spirit of the open sea. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, The Mariners’ Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime museums in the world.
Archaeology, Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Park, Science
Called a 'mini Smithsonian' by visitors, this community museum strives to become the 'best small community museum in Virginia.' Changing exhibits, fun hands-on interactives, great museum shop.
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The mission of Preservation Virginia is to preserve, promote and serve as an advocate for the state’s irreplaceable historic places for cultural, economic and educational benefits of everyone.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Specialized
Built c. 1724 by William Ramsay, the house is said to have brought down river and barged to its current location in 1749. It now serves as the City's visitor center.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Formerly known as the Valentine Museum, the Valentine Richmond History Center is the only organization dedicated to documenting Richmond's dynamic history and is playing a key role in revitalizing downtown Richmond.
Newport News, Virginia
Aquarium, Arboretum, Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Children's, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Planetarium, Science, Zoo
View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. It’s all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Park
York County was originally named Charles River, and was one of the eight original shires formed in 1634. The present name was given in 1643, probably in honor of James, Duke of York, the second son of Charles I. Its area is 123 square miles, and the county seat is Yorktown.