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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:

American Shakespeare Center Fall Productions

Event City: Staunton
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2015 SUMMER/FALL SEASON Antony and Cleopatra A Midsummer Night's Dream The Winter's Tale Shakespeare's Joan of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1)
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Jun 01, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015

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Jasmine Plantation Christmas Open House

Event City: Providence Forge
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Celebrating the wonders of Christmas and over 300 couples married at Jasmine Plantation since 2005. Specialty vendors, festive treats, Santa's workshop (Children shop for gifts for their family!), and a beautifully decorated manor house!
Event Dates:
Dec 12, 2015 to Dec 12, 2015

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1 pm to 4 pm

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