King & Queen County and it’s courthouse are some of the oldest in the country. Find out about the local history at the King & Queen Courthouse Tavern Museum, a mere 2 1/2 miles away. Open Fridays and Saturdays 10 am–4 pm and Sundays 1–5 pm. Admission is $2 for adults ~ kids are free.
Richmond’s story is not just the tale of one large Civil War battle, nor even one important campaign. Instead, the park’s resources include a naval battle, a key industrial complex, the Confederacy’s largest hospital, dozens of miles of elaborate original fortifications, and the evocative spots where determined soldiers stood paces apart and fought with rifles, reaping a staggering human cost.
Kings Dominion is a 400-acre theme park that’s home to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. The park features 15 world-class roller coasters making it one of the largest coaster collections on the East Coast. Kings Dominion also has a large children’s areas and WaterWorks, a 20-acre waterpark playground that’s included with park admission.
The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia, is rich in history and adaptable event space. Thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat was born here in 1970. Three years later he blazed his way into Triple Crown history. Since then, The Meadow has transformed from a family farm to a multi-purpose venue that is home to the State Fair of Virginia and other notable events. The 331-acre property features a mixture of original structures and newly constructed facilities.
The sights and sounds of the 18th century. Experience life as it was in our nation’s yesterdays. Explore the homes and buildings where men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Patrick Henry inspired the fight for independence.
Enjoy Wine Tasting, Artwork and a day of music at the historic Locust Grove Farm in Walkerton – King and Queen County. Just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg or Virginia Beach. Artists and Virginia Farm Wineries will be attending the event on the bluffs of the Mattaponi River at historic Locust Grove Farm. Only 20 minutes from the campground.
Four hundred years ago Englishman John Smith and a small crew of adventurers set out in an open boat to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Between 1607 and 1609 Smith mapped and documented nearly 3,000 miles of the Bay and its rivers. Along the way they visited many thriving Native American communities and gathered information about this “fruitful and delightsome land.” In December 2006 the U.S. Congress designated the routes of Smith’s explorations of the Chesapeake as a national historic trail—the first national water trail.
The unique character of the Dragon wilderness and its awesome natural beauty exist primarily because it is remote. Several highway bridges cross its 35 mile run to the Piankatank River. Most access points are, however, only reached by way of nearly a mile trek over rugged back country. This natural protection of the million year old swamp has contributed to its abundance of wild life. Concerned land owners, who over the years have exercised good land use judgment, can be credited with the conservation of this threatened gem.
With dozens of thrilling rides and attractions, entertaining shows, a wide variety of authentic foods and shops, Busch Gardens is the ticket to world-class adventure. Special Needs & Accessibility: Busch Gardens is committed to providing all guests with a safe and enjoyable experience.
History is fun at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. Friends and families can experience the story of America’s beginnings — from the founding of America’s first permanent English colony in 1607 to the Revolution and establishment of a new nation almost two centuries later. Take time to explore the museums’ exhibition galleries, films and interactive displays. Learn about life in the 17th and 18th centuries and meet costumed historical interpreters in the outdoor living-history areas.
The Mattaponi Indian Reservation sits on the banks of the Mattaponi River, one of the most pristine rivers in the Eastern United States. Facilities on the reservation include living quarters, a small church, a museum, the Fish Hatchery and Marine Science Center and a Tribal building that was formerly the Reservation school.
George Washington, America’s first and greatest hero, was crucial to the establishment of the United States as a nation founded on the principles of liberty. George Washington Birthplace preserves the heart of the Washington lands and a memorial plantation where the staunch character of our hero comes to the imagination.
Stratford Hall is one of the great houses of American history. Its magnificent setting on a high bluff above the Potomac River and its bold architectural style set it apart from any other colonial house, but its highest distinction is the family of patriots who lived there. The Plantation is still managed as a farm today on 1,900 of its original acres. Come and enjoy an unhurried visit to the country!