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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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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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Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest PullOverAndLetMeOut

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

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 urban scenery.…
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Dirty Dancing Mountain Lake Lodge

Stay At the Resort Where ‘Dirty Dancing’ was Filmed and Have the Time of Your Life

In 1987, the iconic film, Dirty Dancing, was released and became a surprise box office success. The low-budget film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey went on to become an all-time classic movie with sustained popularity inspiring fans to seek out the serene location where Dirty Dancing was filmed. Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia attracts guests from around the world to enjoy an outdoor adventure in the…
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Ash Lawn-Highland; Why you’ll want to visit James Monroe’s home in Mr. Jefferson’s neighborhood

If you find yourself in Charlottesville, Virginia for a trip to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, by all means, be sure to include a visit to another founding father's home a few short miles beyond the gates of Monticello.  Mr. Jefferson's lifelong friend and America's fifth president, James Monroe's home, Ash Lawn-Highland, though perhaps less famous, provides a magnificent glimpse into the life of an important American and to life…
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