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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

Labor Day Wine & Music Fest

Event City: Amherst
Event Details:
The 4th Annual Labor Day Wine & Music Fest hosted by Rebec Vineyards, home of the famous Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival featuring unique festival eateries, artists, crafters and specialty vendors!Live entertainment includes soloist Pete Turpin, cover band Rare Form, and the jazzy Deanie Blues Band. In addition to Rebec Vineyards, The Peaks of Otter, Stanburn Winery, Horton Vineyards, Bright Meadows Farm, Tomahawk Mill Winery, DeVault Family Vineyards, Sans Saucy Winery and other Virginia wineries will offer tastings.Advance tickets are available online, at Rebec Vineyards, or at The Basket Case in Lynchburg. Tickets will also be available at the gate on the day of the festival, rain or shine!
Event Dates:
Aug 30, 2014 to Aug 30, 2014

Event Time:
12pm-6pm

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

Lockin Music Festival

Event City: Arrington
Event Details:
A 4 day music festival just down the road in Nelson County.
Event Dates:
Sep 04, 2014 to Sep 07, 2014

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

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

Daryl Hall and John Oates

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
Enjoy the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history! 2014 is a big year for Daryl Hall and John Oates, as they just got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.
Event Dates:
Sep 07, 2014 to Sep 07, 2014

Event Time:
7:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
877-272-8849

Event Web Site:
http://www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com/events/detail/hall-and-oates

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/