From the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains to historic attractions like Colonial Williamsburg and Monticello, Virginia offers a blend of stunning scenery and early American history. Outdoor lovers can hike the Appalachian Trail, stroll Shenandoah National Park’s waterfalls, or kayak the Chesapeake Bay. Quirky towns like Charlottesville and Fredericksburg add local flavor while bigger cities like Richmond and Norfolk serve up vibrant culture. With diverse ecosystems from the Atlantic shoreline to the forested west, the Old Dominion State has something for everyone to explore.

Shirley Plantation, Virginia (Photo Credit: Public Domain)

Visit Shirley Plantation, the Oldest in Virginia Dating Back Back to the 1600s

For eleven generations the same family has operated the Shirley Plantation. Their crops have been harvested for over 300 years. This home is still occupied by the family but some parts of the estate are open for tours.
Westover Plantation, Virginia (Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Stephen Lea)

Secret Passageways and Tobacco Crops at Westover Plantation

Since the late 1600s, Westover Plantation has long been a significant landmark in Charles City, Virginia. Not only does the mansion resemble some amazing architecture but the years of history enhance its past.

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