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.
Arboretum, Art, Botanical Garden, Nature Centers, Park, Science, University
The only arboretum and botanical gardens located on a Virginia state university. Beauty awaits visitors to botanical gardens found within the EJC Arboretum. Included in 16 exhibit gardens along over 3 miles of trails through 125 acres of mature Oak-Hickory Forrest, are rare and unusual, or geographically specific species protected at the arboretum. See a shale barren rich with white-haired feather flower, spike moss, hairy lipped fern, and shining sumac. Browse the bog garden.
Art, Botanical Garden, History, Historic House
Belmont, The Gari Melchers Estate and Memorial Gallery, in Stafford County near Fredericksburg, Virginia, is the former residence of the American figure painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). The museum consists of the artist's home, studio and gardens. The stone studio and galleries house the largest collection of Melchers' works anywhere. Gari Melchers was one of the most decorated artists of his day. Today he is virtually unknown.
Art, Botanical Garden, History, Historic House, Nature Centers, Park
A fine arts museum housed in Tudor style home on 13 acres along the Lafayette River. The Hermitage Foundation Museum is truly a celebration of the arts. Some of the works include Italian and French textiles and laces, English and European ceramics and paintings, hand painted glass from Germany, ivory carvings, Persian rugs, and ritual bronzes and ceramic tomb figures from China.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to bring you the best in horticultural display for each season. The more than 30 acres of gardens includes the Henry M.
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.
Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Park, Specialized
Built in stages over more than 100 years, Morven Park started as a simple field stone farmhouse in the mid-18th century, and grew to become the grand mansion that it is today through the course of several construction phases. The primary purpose of the closure of the mansion at Morven Park for the last several years has been the preservation of the house in order to protect it and the collection it contains within its walls. Repairs made by Governor and Mrs.
Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The Matthews Living Farm Museum was formed to preserve the unique history of the Grayson County, Virginia region of Applachia.
The 1900 time period Museum preserves this heritage and fosters an understanding and appreciation of the resourceful and innovative people in this area of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Aquarium, Arboretum, Botanical Garden, History, Historic House, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Zoo
A Gilded Age Estate in Richmond, Virginia
. Maymont House Museum
. 100-acre Estate & Park
. Italian & Japanese Gardens
. Carriage Collection
. Nature Center
. Wildlife Exhibits
. Children's Farm
Step through the gates of Maymont and enter a world of timeless elegance and natural beauty. From 1893 to 1925, it was the home of railroad magnate James Dooley and his wife Sallie.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Children's, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Zoo
Mill Mountain is a 3.5-acre zoo, exhibiting over 55 species of mammals, birds and reptiles including: Siberian Tiger, Snow Leopard, Red Pandas, Japanese Macaques, bald eagle and much more. Special events and educational programs year round, picnicking, wildflower garden, café, Zoochoo train buses seasonal. AZA accredited
Botanical Garden, Nature Centers, Science
The gardens consist of 155 acres of some of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses, and hollies. Tour by boat or trackless train, visit gift shop and café. Daily programs and tours.
Art, Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Rockbridge Historical Society
is a repository for much of the history
of Rockbridge County and Lexington.
Historical resources, artifacts, and
many publications and papers are
available for use by historians or
anyone who is researching the
history or people of this area.
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