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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:

Poetry and Jazz Tasting

Event City: Richmond
Event Details:
Begin with tasting of V'est le Vin's wine as well as a menu of tapas. The poetry portion will feature local writers of all experience and publication levels that can ask the jazz band to improvise accompaniment to their work. These memorable nights are on the 5th of March, the 2nd of April and the 7th of May from 7 to 9 in the evening.
Event Dates:
Mar 05, 2015 to May 07, 2015

Event Time:
7:00-9:00PM

Event Contact Phone:
(804) 649-9463

Event Web Site:
http://bit.ly/rivercitypoetry

We're giving away free nights at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast

Event City: Hanover
Event Details:
Baby Chicks will be hatching at Shady Acres. And we are planning on celebrating by giving away free nights at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast! Beatrice and Bonnie, our resident Moms to be are patiently waiting for their babies to hatch. Book your stay now for check-in during the Month of April, 2015 and if a chick is born on your check-in date, you win a free night at Shady Acres. Wont your friends laugh when they hear how you won a free night! We'll even name the baby chick after you! What are you waiting for? Dont miss out on the fun. Our next Winner for a free night could be you. Reserve on-line now at www.shadyacresbedbreakast.com (04/01/2015 - 0
Event Dates:
Apr 01, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015

Event Contact Phone:
804-994-5940

Event Web Site:
shadyacresbedbreakfast.com

Unique Virginia Wedding Event

Event City: Hanover
Event Details:
Are you planning an Elopement, Vow Renewal or Small Wedding? Have you selected your date yet? READ MORE…We have the date for you! Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast known for our Intimate Virginia Weddings is the place you’re looking for. Elopements, Vow Renewals and Small Intimate Ceremonies are what we specialize in. Conveniently located and Affordably Priced Ceremonies in a lovely country setting, We are currently accepting reservations for ceremonies from 9:00 AM through 8:00 PM on the hour, every hour, for May 10, 2015 (That’s right…the date is 5-10-15), a once in a life time date, with a Group Wedding taking place at 5:00 PM. We invite you to schedule your special day, on a special date, that won’t come around again until the year 3015. One hundred years from now! Join us at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast for this truly Unique, opportunity of a life-time. Don’t miss out on this life time event. Call 804-994-5940 or e-mail; GailOlberg@gmail.com or ShadyAcresbb@gmail.com to schedule your ceremony.
Event Dates:
Apr 12, 2015 to May 10, 2015

Event Time:
9:00 AM

Event Contact Phone:
804-994-5940

Event Web Site:
shadyacresbedbreakfast.com

Foxfield Races

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
Horse races just a mile away from the cottage.
Event Dates:
Apr 25, 2015 to Apr 25, 2015

Event Time:
afternoon

Event Web Site:
http://www.foxfieldraces.com/spring.cfm/

BECK at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
Previously nominated for Album of the Year in 1997 for his sophomore album Odelay and again in 2000 for Midnite Vultures, Beck has proven the third time is indeed the charm: Morning Phase has taken top honors at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. It is the first Album of the Year Grammy win of Beck’s 20+ year career.
Event Dates:
May 20, 2015 to May 20, 2015

Event Time:
7:00 PM

Event Contact Phone:
1-877-CPAV-TIX

Event Web Site:
http://www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com/events/detail/beck

Open House at Swannanoa Palace

Event City: Afton
Event Details:
Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912. Dooley, who owned the Maymont estate in Richmond, built this 52-room marble palace as a token of love for his wife, Sally May. More than 300 artisans were hired to create the palace as a replica of the Villa de Medici in Rome. They used the highest quality materials available. Visitors today can still see the depth of James and Sally May’s relationship in places like the 4,000 piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley. The name Swannanoa comes from Mrs. Dooley’s fondness for swans, which she liked because they choose their mates for a lifetime.
Event Dates:
May 30, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Event Time:
11:30AM to 5:30PM

Event Contact Phone:
540-942-5201

Event Web Site:
http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/event/swannanoa-palace-open-house-29/2015-05-30/

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

Starr Hill Presents: An Evening with David Crosby

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
Join legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby for an intimate solo acoustic concert at Paramount Theater, where he will perform with only his voice and guitar. The shows will feature repertoire spanning Crosby's entire career, including new songs from his critically-acclaimed 2014 solo album Croz, and his 1971 solo debut If I Could Only Remember My Name, as well as selections from The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Event Dates:
Jun 17, 2015 to Jun 17, 2015

Event Time:
8:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
434-979-1333

Event Web Site:
http://www.theparamount.net/2015/starr-hill-presents-evening-david-crosby/

The Eagles at John Paul Jones Arena

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
The “History of the Eagles” tour follows the release of the band’s acclaimed, top-selling documentary of the same name, features classic Eagles’ songs spanning their entire career, including some that have never been performed live. The Eagles last performed in Charlottesville in 2008
Event Dates:
Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 13, 2015

Event Time:
8:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
888-JPJ-TIXS

Event Web Site:
http://www.johnpauljonesarena.com/event_details.asp?id=668