Arboretum, Cemetery, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Park
Avoca, the principal architectural landmark of the Town of Altavista, is an American Queen Anne-style house, designed by architect J.M.B. Lewis and built in 1901. Designated a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Avoca is the home site of Revolutionary Patriot Colonel Charles Lynch.
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.
Hollywood is the oldest active cemetery in the Richmond area and is the final resting place for Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler, 25 Civil War generals and 18,000 Confederate soldiers.
Cemetery, History, Historic House
Historic cemetery site that consists of 4 museums, 20,000 graves, 2,200 Confederate graves and an arboretum with 19th century horticulture, including a famous antique rose garden. Self-guided tours are free, guided tours have a fee.