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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

Afton After Hours at Afton Mountain Vineyards

Event City: Afton
Event Details:
Afton After Hours at Afton Mountain Vineyards with live music by Sally Rose Band. 6PM to 8:30PM. Pizza available from Blue Ridge Pizza Company. Fee. Rain or shine. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Picnics allowed. Route 631 (Off Route 6) 540-456-8667
Event Dates:
Jul 26, 2014 to Jul 26, 2014

Event Time:
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
540-456-8667

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

9th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest

Event City: Nellysford
Event Details:
Wintergreen Performing Arts will present the voices of the Blue Ridge through its 9th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest. This year the Fest features Nothin' Fancy, Sierra Hull, the Virginia Ramblers, and Kim and Jimbo Cary & Pete and Ellen Vigour. The Carys and the Vigours will be leading jamming sessions throughout the day. Food will be available for purchase.
Event Dates:
Aug 16, 2014 to Aug 16, 2014

Event Time:
12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
434-325-8292

Event Web Site:
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org/

Lockn' Music Festival at Oak Ridge Estate

Event City: Arrington
Event Details:
Lockn' Music Festival at Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County Virginia. A four day music festival, with an emphasis on world class music, locally sourced food & beverages, mountain biking & hiking, and sustainability. Performers for 2014 to be announced. Many of the artists will be performing over multiple days, and will be featured in unique and exciting artist pairings. Family, ADA and Sober Camping areas are provided.
Event Dates:
Sep 04, 2014 to Sep 07, 2014

Event Time:
11:00 a.m. daily

Event Contact Phone:
1-800-594-8499

Event Web Site:
http://bit.ly/1d5PvUp