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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/

Ghosts of Historic Lynchburg Walking Tour

Event City: Lynchburg
Event Details:
An evening walk through the historic district of Lynchburg, guided by members of the historical society, will bring you closer to the haunted history of this old city. Tickets go on sale the night of the tour at 6 PM on a first come first serve basis.
Event Dates:
Oct 23, 2014 to Oct 25, 2014

Event Time:
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Event Contact Phone:
(434) 528-5353

Event Web Site:
www.lynchburghistoricalfoundation.org

Annual Spirit Walk

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
Meet memorable figures of Charlottesville in a way you never have before. Even the famous case involving Stuart Bailey is detailed heavily by your historical society guides.
Event Dates:
Oct 24, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

Event Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Event Contact Phone:
(434) 296-1492

Halloween Spook-tacular at Wintergreen Resort

Event City:
Event Details:
Family friendly events such as pumpkin carving, mask making, storytelling and trick-or-treating around the resort make this a wonderful time for people of any age. Celebrate the innocent delights of our favorite scary month.
Event Dates:
Oct 24, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

Event Contact Phone:
(434) 325-2200

Annual Oyster Roast at Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery

Event City: Afton
Event Details:
11th Annual Oyster Roast at Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery. 12PM to 5PM. Live music and oysters from our friends at Rappahannock River Oyster Company! Fee. Check for updates and more details. 540-456-8400.
Event Dates:
Nov 15, 2014 to Nov 16, 2014

Event Time:
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
540-456-8400

Event Web Site:
www.cardinalpointwinery.com/