Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
The oldest institution in the country devoted exclusively to collecting, exhibiting, and researching American Folk Art.
The Plains, Virginia
This museum and genealogical resource center is dedicated to the preservation and sharing of African American history and heritage.
Arboretum, Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Park
Agecroft Hall, an historic 15th century Tudor manor house, was dismantled and rebuilt in 1926 on 23 acres of gardens and grounds overlooking the James River.
Culture, History, Library
The mission of the Masonic Library and Museum is to preserve, collect, and exhibit Masonic items and to assist with researching the history of Freemasonry and Freemasons in Virginia
Culture, History, University
A division of Radford University's College of Arts and Sciences, the center sponsors local academic and regional service programs as well as print, audio, and visual materials exploring Appalachian Studies and Literature.
Art, Children's, Culture
Art Works represents over 100 Virginia artists as well as national and international artists in monthly shows. There are 75 studios and 5 galleries at Art Works. Many artists work in their studios; some use their studios as mini-galleries. The public is welcome to spend an afternoon viewing art, visiting with artists and can even see art being made. Children are welcome and can make art at the art-activity table.
Culture, History, Historic House
Ash Lawn-Highland's visitors enjoy Monroe's elegantly furnished "cabin-castle," his working plantation complete with farm animals and colonial craft demonstrations. Special events occur year round.
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.
Warm Springs, Virginia
The Museum building was originally a law office which was moved from the original courthouse located at the current Warm Springs Inn. The items in the Museum have all been donated by friends of the Society who want to see Bath County history preserved for future generations. These artifacts are of interest to all those who visit, not only the local people, but visitors from all over the world.
The Bedford City/County Museum building was built in 1895 as a Masonic Temple. This is the only example of Romanesque Revival architecture in Bedford and is impressive with its multi-colored brick, stone archways, terra cotta ornamentation and bay windows. The museum showcases Bedford's history from early native American life through the War Between the States and into the twentieth century. It is also headquarters for the Bedford Genealogical Society and library.
Richmond's museum of Jewish history and culture. The site includes four exhibition galleries with a permanent exhibition "Commonwealth and Community-The Jewish Experience in Virginia"
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Culture, History, University
The Institute promotes an understanding of regional folkways among people of all ages and backgrounds. Produces an array of programs and publications - school and public performances, regional surveys of folk music and crafts, video productions, audio recordings, traveling exhibits and online exhibits.
On April 5, 1856, a child who later called himself Booker T. Washington, was born in slavery on this 207-acre tobacco farm. The realities of life as a slave in piedmont Virginia, the quest by African Americans for education and equality, and the post-war struggle over political participation all shaped the options and choices of Booker T. Washington.
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.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park, Specialized
The Burwell-Morgan Mill, established in 1785, is the oldest operable merchant mill in the Shenandoah Valley. In the mid-nineteenth century the mill operated twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, processing more than sixty thousand bushels of wheat per year. The community of Millwood grew around this commercial center as related businesses were established, and by way of the seaports at Alexandria and Baltimore, mill products were shipped abroad.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The first federally funded lighthouse, was built to guide maritime commerce at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It is standing near the “First Landing” site where English settlers arrived in 1607. It has stood sentinel since it was completed in 1792. Authorized by George Washington and overseen by Alexander Hamilton. Designed by New York architect John McComb. In active use for nearly a century before being replaced by a new cast iron lighthouse still standing nearby.
Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Specialized
The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, Inc. is the nation's first regional archives dedicated to preserving for research and posterity materials documenting the lives and work of the people.The center is a grass-roots history archive for Fredericksburg and the Counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The society maintains four historical buildings dating from 1817 to 1892 including Magnolia Grange (1822 plantation), the County Museum with five galleries of Chesterfield history, an 1892 jail with police and fire department exhibits and a gift shop. (The jail at this time is closed for maintenance.)