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Get ready for a seaside adventure! Whether you want to fish, sail, take a cruise or dig deep into history, Chesapeake Bay is the place to do it! This area of the state is also soaked in history and American heritage. The Bay is the largest estuary in North America. Keep your eyes to the sky for Bald Eagles, especially in the Caledon Natural Area. Take a canoe or kayak trip to see other marine wildlife in the serene quiet of the sea.

Colonial Beach is one of the few remaining small seaport towns along the Potomac River. Head south and you reach Westmoreland State Park, where you can overlook the Potomac from its many vistas. A little farther down the road and you reach the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. It is now run as a colonial farm where costumed employees recreate sights, sounds and smells of 18-century plantation life.

Next-door is Stratford Hall Plantation, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. This location is also a re-enactment site with costuming, nature trails, a gristmill and a log cabin restaurant.

Events within the Chesapeake Bay region:

Civil War Reenactment at Locust Grove

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Walk through encampments and learn about life in 1864. Meet Generals Lee & Grant while also experiencing artillery, Infantry and Cavalry demonstrations before a battle each day. Fun and educational for the entire family. Is only set up on the 1st and 2nd of November. Admission Fee: $5 per day; $8 for a 2 day pass; children under 12 are free
Event Dates:
Nov 01, 2014 to Nov 03, 2014

Event Time:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (

Event Contact Phone:
(804) 769-8201

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