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100 Best Things to Do in Virginia 3/20

Virginia is a beautiful state with a long history. You’ll find places that are tied to the original settlement of the country, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, as well as beautiful state parks and modern museums.


11. Mount Vernon (Mt Vernon)

The estate of George Washington, there is so much to see here. Tour the mansion, walk in the gardens, visit the other colonial era buildings, check out the working distillery. There’s also a place to grab lunch when you’ve seen it all. Allow 2-3 hours for a visit here.


12. American Civil War Museum (Richmond)

This is actually 3 museums devoted to the Civil War – White House and Museum of the Confederacy, Historic Tredegar, and the Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox. Tour the home of Jefferson Davis, president of the confederacy, learn about the historic Battle of Gettysburg, and see where the South surrendered. You’ll need about 3 hours to see everything.


13. Historic Jamestowne (Jamestown)

Step back in time to 1607. Here you’ll find statues of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith watching over the port. Take a walk through New Towne and tour the Voorhees Archaearium to see the wealth of artifacts that have been found on these grounds. 3 hours will be enough time to see everything here.


14. Tomb of the Unknowns (Fort Meyer)

Part of Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknowns is a white, marble sarcophagus, there are unknown soldiers from World War I, World War II, and Korea buried here. Allow some time here on your visit to Arlington National Cemetery to honor our fallen countrymen.


15. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (Henrico)

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden hoffer 12 different gardens to explore, including a children’s garden, edible garden, woodland walk, and a cherry tree walk. They also exhibit the work of many artist working in various mediums and offer classes for children and adults. You should schedule about 2-3 hours here to see everything.



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