American History and Architecture Walking and Foodie Tours Museums and Maritime Heritage
The Virginia State Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson and featuring a hidden dome and one of Virginia’s most treasured works of art, is the oldest continually-operating legislative assembly in the Western Hemisphere.
Walking Tours stroll along Monument Avenue, the only street in the United States to be named a National Historic Landmark and take in the street’s seven larger-than-life statues and its impressive historic homes or follow the cobblestone streets of Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom.
Foodie Tours Distinct Neighborhoods include Stops in Local Restaurants and Gourmet Food Shops
St. John’s is the oldest wooden church in America and where Patrick Henry proclaimed give me liberty or give me death. In the evening, experience the Virginia Repertory Theater, the Ballet, Virginia Opera or Richmond Symphony as well as Richmond’s four wineries, eleven breweries, Virginia’s first Urban Cidery and Moonshine Distillery.
The Virginia War Memorial also Offers a Panoramic View of the \James River
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a permanent collection of more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. The American Civil War Museum and White House of the Confederacy holds the most comprehensive collection of confederate artifacts and the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family.
The Richmond Region is Home to Four Centuries long American History and Traditions
The Henricus Historical Park re-creates the second successful English settlement in the New World and is home to the first English hospital in the New World, Pocahontas and her husband John Rolfe. Nearby:
Historic Manassas and Train Depot. Stroll over to the city center to enjoy concerts and ice cream socials in the summer, and ice skating in the winter. The Manassas Museum uncovers the area’s storied past through artifacts, photographs and special events and the Manassas National Battlefield Park.
Occoquan is a historic riverfront town settled in the middle of the 18th century with specialty shops, antique stores, art galleries and restaurants.
Discover U.S. Marines History at the National Museum of the Marine Corps
A Trolley Tour of Fredericksburg will acquaint you with the 40-block National Historic District; step back in time with the wenches at the Rising Sun Tavern, the doctor’s apprentice at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and learn about Colonial medicine, surgery, lodging and food. Shop in Old Town Fredericksburg, where the brick sidewalks lead you to boutiques, antique shops, and specialty stores. The Arts abound at Liberty Town Arts Workshop, home to 50 local artists occupying and more than 20 art galleries throughout Old Town.
Norfolk uncover the mystery behind the power of the sea at Nauticus, an interactive science and technology center. Then step aboard the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the last and largest battleships built by the U.S. Navy. Eat and shop at MacArthur Center, a downtown shopping experience. Set sail aboard a cruise on the American Rover Sailing Cruise or the Spirit of Norfolk. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Virginia Waterfront’s skyline with a narrated tour and great music as you cruise Norfolk’s historic waterways. Enjoy the evening tasting Norfolk’s finest local cuisine on a food tour of Historic Ghent or downtown Norfolk. Then stop for ice cream with a famous ice cream cone at Doumar’s where the ice cream cone was invented by taking a waffle and rolling it into a cone.
Naval Station Norfolk is the world’s largest. Learn how the US Navy works, lives and protects our country. End the trip by relaxing and sipping wine at the Mermaid, Virginia’s first urban winery, or pub crawl to O’Connor’s Brewing Company and Smart Mouth Brewing Company.
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