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Historic Sites in Virginia
Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, & Jamestowne
Historic sites are found every few steps in the Old Dominion, otherwise known as Virginia. The Mother of States is home to the Pentagon, the Alexandria National Cemetery, the Old City Cemetery, the National Archives at College Park, and the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center – plus many more memorials, museums, and colonial historic sites.
Virginia is referred to as the Mother of Presidents, seeing as eight presidents were born in the state – but many were buried here as well. Check out the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, or the George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens in Mount Vernon. The home of Thomas Jefferson – also known as Monticello – is found near Waynesboro, while the John F. Kennedy Gravesite may be viewed in Arlington.
If military memorials are your thing, Virginia is your answer. Arlington is home to the United States Air Force Memorial, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, and the United States Marine Memorial – also the Iwo Jima Memorial. Known as Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial is set right in the Arlington National Cemetery near Washington D.C.
The Historic Triangle of Virginia is another historic attraction in the Old Dominion. Explore Colonial Williamsburg in, of course, Williamsburg, and the Historic Jamestowne Settlement in Yorktown. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Williamsburg is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District, and a 301-acre living history museum. Jamestowne is home to Jamestown Memorial Church, and the Voorhees Archaearium Museum.
Many a museum is found in the Mother of States. Spend a day in Fairfax City exploring the National Firearms Museum and the Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center. Old Town Alexandria is home to the Gadsby's Tavern Museum of 1785, while the Capitol of Virginia is well worth a tour during your time in Richmond.
Other Virginia historic sites include the Cape Henry Lighthouse built in 1792 in Fort Story, the Old Presbyterian Meeting House built in 1775 in Alexandria, and Falls Church – built in 1734 in Falls Church.
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