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Central Virginia is full of interesting cities and attractions including Richmond, the "Capital of the Confederacy" as well as the state capital. And don't miss Paramount's Kings Dominion Theme Park just north of Richmond.

Also in Richmond:

White House of the Confereracy
Museum of the Confereracy
Virginia Musueum of Fine Arts
Tredeger Civil War Visitors Center
Virginia State Capital
Numerous Art Galleries and Antique shops

In an ironic twist, Richmond is also known as "the birthplace of black capitalism", so the region is layered in American history. Some examples of this include the home of Maggie Walker, the first female bank president in America, also the daughter of a former slave. Also explore the Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitors Center, which features over 1400 acres of civil war sites and has an exhibition on the role of African Americans during the War between States. If modern is more your style, visit the Virginia Museum of fine arts; home to various national art  treasures.

Other Historical Sites in Central Virginia include many presidential estates in and around Charlottesville:

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland
James Madison's Montpelier
Patrick Henry's Red Hill

The National D-Day Memorial was built in Bedford to honor the community that lost more solders per capita than any other during the invasion of Normandy during World War II.

Central Virginia offer everything from ballooning and camping to horseback riding and tennis, 11 State Parks and beautiful gardens.

For cultural interests, see the spectacular Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, tour more than 20 Vineyards & Wineries, and enjoy events such as heritage festivals, steeplechase races and arts and crafts fairs.

 

Events within the Central region:

local events

Event City:
Event Details:
Check the events calendar on our web site for current and upcoming events on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Also find links on our site to help you plan your Eastern Shore vacation
Event Dates:
Mar 15, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Event Time:
various

Art & Wine at the Westmoreland County Museum and the Inn at Montross

Event City: Reedville
Event Details:
A presentation of local artist followed by a wine and dine event.
Event Dates:
Apr 12, 2014 to Nov 12, 2014

Event Web Site:
http://www.virginia.org/Listings/EventsAndExhibits/ArtWineattheWestmorelandCountyMuseumTheInnatMontross/

Sunday Polo at King Family Vineyards

Event City: Crozet
Event Details:
Polo matches are held on Sundays, from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October, weather and field conditions permitting. Matches are free and open to the public and begin at 1:00 pm each Sunday. A match may be cancelled depending on field conditions, rain, excessive heat or any number of reasons. Vehicles are welcome to park “tailgate style” around the field. You may also park in the winery parking lot and watch the match from our patio. Please do not park your car on the grass around the winery. Bring chairs, blankets and shade; popup tents and umbrellas are welcome. Be sure to set up a safe distance from the field (at least 30 feet). For your convenience, portable restrooms are located behind the scoreboard. King Family Vineyards wine will be for sale field-side. Flag down the golf cart circling the field during the match to purchase wine, bottled water, and Roseland Polo hats. All major credit cards accepted.
Event Dates:
May 25, 2014 to Oct 05, 2014

Event Time:
1:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
434-823-7800

Event Web Site:
http://www.kingfamilyvineyards.com/Polo

Five County Fair

Event City: Farmville
Event Details:
The Five County Fair is host to Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, and Prince Edward Counties. Come enjoy games, food, and great company! Fun for the whole family.
Event Dates:
Sep 16, 2014 to Sep 20, 2014

Event Contact Phone:
(434) 547-5358

Event Web Site:
http://www.fivecountyfair.com/

Capital Ale House Richmond's Annual Oktoberfest

Event City: Richmond
Event Details:
Capital Ale House's 12th Annual Oktoberfest returns to Downtown Richmond, this year celebrating local, Virginia beers paired with traditional German food items. Streets will be closed off to play host to live musical performances, German dance groups and the family-friendly Kinderplatz: a kids space with giant inflatables, face-painting, balloon twisters and a delicious kids meal. The street festival will run all day long, ending at 10pm, with the restaurant remaining open until 1:30am. Don't miss out on the fun!
Event Dates:
Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 27, 2014

Event Contact Phone:
(804) 780-2537

Event Web Site:
http://www.capitalalehouse.com/

The Festy Experience at Devils Backbone Concert Grounds

Event City: Nellysford
Event Details:
Celebrating five years, the Festy features amazing bands, camping, superior local food and world class beers in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains of Nelson County Virginia. Featuring the Infamous Stringdusters, Keller Williams with More Than a Little, Anders Osborne, Steep Canyon Rangers, The New Mastersounds, Marc Broussard, Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan, Marchfourth Marching Band, The Mother Hips, Love Canon, Paper Bird, The Boston Boys, Sunliner, Trad+ and Friends, Falco Brothers, David Wax Museum, Erin and The Wildfire, Chamomile and Whiskey, New Country Rehab, Bryan Elijah Smith and The Wild Hearts, and Shook Twins. Special guests Nicki Bluhm, Sarah Siskind, Nathan Moore and the Fifth Annual Garrett Grass Gospel Hour. Tickets on sale now.
Event Dates:
Oct 10, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014

Event Time:
11:00 a.m.

Event Contact Phone:
(434) 361-1001

Event Web Site:
www.thefesty.com/

Annual Oyster Roast at Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery

Event City: Afton
Event Details:
11th Annual Oyster Roast at Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery. 12PM to 5PM. Live music and oysters from our friends at Rappahannock River Oyster Company! Fee. Check for updates and more details. 540-456-8400.
Event Dates:
Nov 15, 2014 to Nov 16, 2014

Event Time:
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
540-456-8400

Event Web Site:
www.cardinalpointwinery.com/