Virginia – Historical Travel

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Plan a Revolutionary Visit to Yorktown, Virginia

First, let me explain, it wasn’t that I had no interest in seeing Yorktown, Virginia. On the contrary. I'd been wanting to visit the historic location on the banks of the York River for years. But for whatever reason, each time I'd depart the region, it was always Yorktown which had me saying, I really need to get there on my next visit. Well, I am pleased to say,…
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24 Hours In Richmond, Virginia

Special thanks to Meghan Gearino and Erin Bagnell at VisitRichmondVA.com for assisting me with my itinerary and for the attractions guest pass. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.    Sometimes a quick change of scenery is good for the soul. We got in the car at nine-o'clock on a Saturday and headed north for a brief interlude in the Virginia capital.  Here's how we spent…
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What Happened at Appomattox Court House During the Civil War?

What happened at Appomattox Court House during the Civil War? On April 9, 1865, the small hamlet in south-central Virginia became eternally connected to one of the most historic events in U.S. History. That afternoon, General Robert E. Lee met with General Ulysses S. Grant to negotiate terms of surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to the Union Army. The small village remains today as a tourist…
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Brookneal, Virginia Ultimate Escape PullOverandLetMeOut

Is Brookneal, Virginia The Ultimate Escape?

Is Brookneal, Virginia the ultimate escape? That's a great question and the best way to answer it is another question. What's your idea of an escape? If it includes a quiet location with beautiful scenery, a few fun things to occupy your time, and an overall slower pace, then Brookneal in rural southern Virginia may be your ultimate escape. My family and I took a relaxing excursion to…
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The Ultimate Itinerary for Exploring Virginia's Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail PullOverandLetMeOut

The Ultimate Itinerary For Exploring Virginia’s Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail

Though my trip was hosted by the Virginia Tourism Corporation all opinions are honest and my own. The Cultural Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail is the perfect marriage of beautiful Shenandoah Valley scenery and the arts. Exploring the trail not only introduces visitors to breathtaking mountain vistas and gorgeous landscape but also the many artisans and unique crafts that are an integral part of…
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Every Day is Historic at Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s Final Home

I got to spend Independence Day 2017 at Red Hill, Patrick Henry's final home. Though July 4th is a historic date, every day of the year is historic at this gem in southern Virginia. The home and burial place of one of America's most notorious founding fathers is situated adjacent to the Staunton River near Brookneal in rural Charlotte County. Guests are welcomed year-round to enjoy this property…
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