Virginia – Historical Travel

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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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A Guide to Poplar Forest – Jefferson’s Other Home

Did you know Thomas Jefferson had a summer home? I didn't, so when I discovered I was only a short distance from his summer retreat, Poplar Forest, it was a no-brainer. I was going! Situated in Bedford County, Virginia, about a 15-minute drive from Lynchburg, is what I call, Jefferson's mini-Monticello. The secluded home considered by many to be Jefferson's, "most perfect and perfectly executed architectural work," is…
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7 Things You'll Love about Lynchburg, Virginia PullOverandLetMeOut

7 Things You’ll Love About Lynchburg, Virginia

of the They say, "Virginia is for Lovers."    They must have had Lynchburg in mind when the expression was coined. I spent a fun 24-hours in Lynchburg and found a multitude of reasons to love this vibrant historic city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are seven things you'll love about Lynchburg, Virginia. 1. Riverwalk Trail The Riverwalk is the perfect mix of nature and…
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