historical sites: George Washington Birthplace National Monument - 02/24/19 01:04 PM
George Washington Birthplace National Monument, a unit of the National Park System, is located in the Northern Neck of VA, 38 miles east of Fredericksburg and is accessible via Virginia Rte. 3. It is open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm year round. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Days. An entrance fee is charged for adults ages 16 and older. 
A Visitor Center includes exhibits, film, bookstore, and restrooms. Ranger talks are offered on the hour 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The property includes a one-mile nature trail and picnic area with tables, grills, pavilion, and restrooms. The Potomac River beach offers views of the river … (1 comments)

historical sites: Hollywood Cemetary in Richmond, Virginia - 02/24/19 01:03 PM
Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia
By: J. Elaine VonCannon, Associate Broker, ABR, SRES, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager
 
I know you will be surprised to find that this Cemetery is the final resting place of two (or three) presidents, one vampire, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers. Overflowing with hauntingly beautiful funerary statues, Hollywood Cemetery attracts photographers as well as those out for a Sunday stroll among the rolling hills overlooking the James River and the downtown Richmond area. It offers scenic views as well as poignant spots for reflection in the Gothic landscape.
The cemetery was designed in 1847 and opened in … (0 comments)

historical sites: Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park in Virginia - 02/24/19 01:01 PM
By: J. Elaine VonCannon, Associate Broker, ABR, SRES, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager
 
Meadow Farm is an 1860 living history farm focusing on middle-class rural life just before the upheaval of the Civil War.
The estate is now owned and operated by Henrico County as the Meadow Farm Museum. The 1860 period living history farmsite and museum presents programs and exhibits on the culture of the rural South. The buildings include the farmhouse, barn, doctor's office, blacksmith forge and kitchen.
The museum is featured in "Welcome to the Meadow Farm Museum", a 10-minute Henrico County TV film available for viewing online
Costumed interpreters provide insights … (0 comments)

historical sites: Stratford Hall - 02/24/19 12:57 PM
Stratford Hall is a 1,500-acre plantation located in Westmoreland County on the Potomac River. The politician and planter Thomas Lee purchased the land for Stratford in 1717; although no records exist to indicate when the house was built, construction likely began in 1738 and was completed sometime in the 1740s. The plantation was home to two signers of the Declaration of Independence—Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee—and was the birthplace of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Thomas Lee's descendants lived at Stratford until the 1820s, when Henry Lee IV sold the plantation to cover his debts. Since 1929, the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, … (0 comments)

 
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