Spend the night in historic Lockhouse 28, along the scenic C&O Canal. Furnishing to depict the 1830s, you will learn about the engineering marvels that make up the canal and experience life as the lock keepers lived it.
Spend the night back in time in historic Lockhouse 49 along the scenic C&O Canal. Furnished in the 1920s style, this lockhouse depicts the heyday of the canal community at Four Locks.
The Holladay House has stood at the crossroads of historic Route 20 + 15 for almost 200 years. The federal brick mansion has witnessed stories from James Madison’s final years through the Civil War to industrialization. Now you have the opportunity to be part of the story: stay at this historic inn and enjoy being […]
The Bull Run Mountains are the easternmost mountains in Virginia. The Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve is approximately 2,350 acres that serve as a living laboratory and open-air museum that sits in the backyard of our nation’s capital. The preserve contains 10 different plant community types and a plethora of regionally […]
A unique presidential, multi-cultural and agricultural museum; the first in the U.S. to honor James Madison, Jr. Our collection consists of a diverse mix of artifacts that includes documents, textiles, farm equipment, conveyances, presidential artifacts and a 1733 tenant farmhouse built for Alexander Spotswood. Our exhibit rooms: Presidents, Black History, Native American, Hall of Agriculture […]
Opening in early 2020, the National Road Museum is Maryland’s first museum dedicated to the Historic National Road. A dynamic new place for discovery, sparking a passion for American history and preservation of historic roads.
Goose Creek Bridge was a site of the June 21, 1863 Battle of Upperville, a prelude to the Battle of Gettysburg, and part of the Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville. The park today stands as a wonderful mix of history and nature. Walk across the 200-year-old stone bridge that stood as a key […]
Gilbert’s Corner Regional Park includes over 155 acres of rolling countryside and mowed paths for walking over this historic landscape. The Eliza Davis Bluebird Trail features several nesting houses and is named for the Civil War-era lady who lived on the property and wrote of being “an eyewitness to war” on the home front for […]
Beautiful Historic 1766 Inn with Mountain views and fine dining. The Inn at Meander Plantation sits majestically on 80 acres of rolling pastures and woods. Nestled in a bend of the scenic Robinson River. The Inn is located on U.S. Route 15, 9 miles south of Culpeper and 8 miles north of Orange. Charlottesville is […]
Aldie Mill was built between 1807-1809 and survives today as Virginia’s only grist mill, powered by twin waterwheels, that is open to the public. For more than 150 years the mill ground for markets along the East Coast and in Europe. The site is rich in Civil War heritage as well as early 19th-century manufacturing […]
Mt. Zion Historic Park features an 1851 Old School Baptist Church that served its congregation until 1980, and also was the site of Civil War activity between 1861-1865. Used as a hospital after the June 1863 Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville, it was also the scene of the July 6, 1864 Battle of […]