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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

Tides Inn Market Bistro

Event City: Colonial Beach
Event Details:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Food, spirits, games, and often live music in a quaint, rustic, bistro setting. Delicious food and desserts. Garden open in good weather.
Event Dates:
Nov 13, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014

Event Time:
4 to 8 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
804-214-9352

Second Friday Art Walk

Event City: Colonial Beach
Event Details:
Stroll the town for open house of art galleries and pottery studios. 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments served and local artists represented.
Event Dates:
Dec 04, 2014 to Dec 04, 2014

Event Time:
6 to 9 p.m.

Event Web Site:
www.colonialbeachartistguild.org

Jim Brickman On a Winter's Night Holiday Tour

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
Jim Brickman will bring together the sounds of the season with On A Winter's Night. Hailed by the Boston Herald as a "crowd-pleaser," Jim celebrates this in a one-of-a-kind concert event filled with lush instrumentals and soaring vocals.
Event Dates:
Dec 10, 2014 to Dec 10, 2014

Event Time:
7:30 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
434-979-1333

Event Web Site:
www.theparamount.net/

Martin Luther King Weekend at Wintergreen Resort

Event City: Nellysford
Event Details:
Martin Luther King Weekend at Wintergreen Resort. 9AM to 10PM. Events include: Demo Days by Freestyle (Saturday & Sunday on the Top of Acorn), Wintergreen Rail Jam (5PM Saturday in the Terrain Park), Kickoff of the National Ski Areas Association's Safety Awareness Week, DJ mixing up the tunes slopeside outside the rental shop (Saturday, Sunday & Monday), Live entertainment at The Edge (Friday & Saturday).434-325-2200
Event Dates:
Jan 17, 2015 to Jan 19, 2015

Event Time:
9:00 a.m.

Event Contact Phone:
434-325-2200

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

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