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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:

Valentine's Bistro Dinner

Event City: Colonial Beach
Event Details:
4 course dinner plus wine, coffee, $65 per person (not including tax or tip). Prepared by Chef Caitlin Davis, held in Tides Inn Market & Bistro in historic town of Colonial Beach, VA. Easy 90 minute drive from Wash. D.C. or Richmond. Special rates at River Terra Retreat B&B just five minutes from Tides Inn Market. Email for details rtr@riverterraretreat.com
Event Dates:
Jan 28, 2015 to Feb 12, 2015

Event Time:
6:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
804-214-9352

Event Web Site:
www.riverterraretreat.com

Ingleside Winery & Chocolate Tasting

Event City: Colonial Beach
Event Details:
Ingleside Winery pairs Premium and Reserve series wines with delicious Potomac Chocolates, handmade by a Virginia boutique chocolate maker. The chocolatier will be on hand to guide a tasting of chocolates. Limited to 45 people
Event Dates:
Jan 28, 2015 to Feb 02, 2015

Event Time:
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
804-224-8687

Event Web Site:
www.inglesidevineyards.com

Paramount Presents: Diana Ross

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
As lead singer of The Supremes, in the 60s, Diana Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paved way for contemporary music. Her love of life, never-ending wonder, the appreciation of goals and achievements and sheer human spirit define the artist that is Diana Ross and continue to make her one of the most identifiable, unique, beloved and influential singers of successive pop generations.
Event Dates:
Feb 05, 2015 to Feb 05, 2015

Event Time:
8:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
434-979-1333

Event Web Site:
http://www.theparamount.net/2014/paramount-presents-diana-ross/

Blue Mountain Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner

Event City: Afton
Event Details:
Bring your Valentine to a 5 course dinner paired with Blue Mountain Brewery seasonal brews hosted by brewmaster, Taylor Smack. Reservations required.
Event Dates:
Feb 12, 2015 to Feb 12, 2015

Event Time:
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
540-456-8020

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

The Harlem Globetrotters

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
The Harlem Globetrotters’ iconic family show features some of the greatest basketball wizards on the planet. With amazing ball handling skills, incredible rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family.
Event Dates:
Mar 12, 2015 to Mar 22, 2015

Event Time:
7:00 pm

Event Web Site:
http://www.johnpauljonesarena.com/event_details.asp?id=656

Fleetwood Mac: On With the Show

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
Multi Grammy-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Fleetwood Mac mark the 35th anniversary of the release of their classic Rumours album (1977), one of the most successful albums in recorded history. The current Fleetwood Mac lineup includes Mick Fleetwood and John McVie – both original members since 1967, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who joined the band in 1975. Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with their five star lineup including the returning songbird Christine McVie who rejoined the band following a 16 year absence.
Event Dates:
Mar 15, 2015 to Mar 15, 2015

Event Time:
8:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
888-575-8497

Event Web Site:
http://www.johnpauljonesarena.com/event_details.asp?id=658

2015 Festival of the Book

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
This 21st annual, 5-day festival of literary events will honor book culture and promote reading and literacy. Readings, panel discussions and book signings are held throughout the area during the festival. Admission to everything (except for special luncheons and receptions) is free and open to the public. There are usually about 150 total programs, including adult and children's programming.
Event Dates:
Mar 18, 2015 to Mar 22, 2015

Event Web Site:
http://vabook.org/

Paramount Presents: Lily Tomlin

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Throughout her extraordinary career, Tomlin has received numerous awards.
Event Dates:
Mar 19, 2015 to Mar 19, 2015

Event Time:
8:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
434-979-1333

Event Web Site:
http://www.theparamount.net/2014/paramount-presents-lily-tomlin/

LOOK3 - Festival of the Photograph

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
In June, LOOK3 will transform Downtown Charlottesville into a vibrant art space with exhibitions, talk, projections, events, and workshops.
Event Dates:
Jun 10, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015

Event Contact Phone:
434.977.3687

Event Web Site:
look3.org/2015