Afro-American Historical Association in Midland, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Historical Society, Library
This local history and genealogical library and museum offers a photograph collection, walking tours, local historical exhibits, lectures, an annual journal, and special programs.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Due to our relatively small personal collection, the Alleghany Historical Society relies heavily on the residents of the Alleghany Highlands to contribute to rotating exhibits. Donations relevant to our collection are always welcome! We also have traveling exhibts.
Amelia Court House, Virginia
Amelia's Historical Society is very active and dedicated in preserving the history of this quaint town and we invite you to stop in the museum and visit a while.
History, Historic House, Historical Society
The museum preserves, collects, and interprets the history and heritage of Amherst County. It houses a library and there is an 1885 schoolhouse on site.
The Old Amherst County Jail: The Amherst County Museum first opened its doors on May 30, 1976. The museum was originally housed in the old county jail which was built in 1891-92 adjacent to the county courthouse. The old jail contained two exhibit rooms on the ground floor.
History, Historical Society
Appomattox Historical Society in Appomattox, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
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.
History, Historical Society, Library
The Augusta County Historical Society will enter a new phase in 2005 with the opening of the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art. In a restored 1895 railroad hotel in the heart of historic Staunton, Virginia, we will share this adaptively rehabilitated facility with the local preservation organization, the Historic Staunton Foundation, and the local affiliate of the Virginia Museum, the Staunton-Augusta Art Center.
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.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Donated to the Arlington Historical Society in 1975, this is Arlington's oldest residence. It was built around 1742. It is a rare example of the homes where the working class people of the time lived. It is occupied by a caretaker for the Society and the interior may be seen by calling ahead. The small house - with its original logs, clapboard roof and pegged floorboards - is one room with a loft and an attached lean-to room at the rear.
For over 25 year the Bedford Historical Society, all all-volunteer, nonprofit organization of 400 members has provided leadership and resources for numerous preservation, educational, ad heritage tourism projects. The society's funds come only from private donations and fundraising projects and events.
The Historical Society was formed to rescue the Historic Meeting House from the bulldozer.
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.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Volunteers are at the jail each Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for research and shopping, and on other days by appointment.
Collections consist of artifacts of family life in the county such as quilts, clothing, glassware, and pottery from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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.
Campbell County Historical Society in Rustburg, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Cape Charles, Virginia
Located in an old power plant, where one of the original engine-generators remains on permanent exhibit. Other exhibits feature town history including railroads, schools, homes, etc.
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.