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  • Hanover Junction Doswell. 10570 Doswell Road, VA 23047. Phone:  (804) 365-6464. Once known as Hanover Junction, this village today is called Doswell. In this tiny hamlet the tracks of two important railroads intersect; the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac and Virginia Central Railroads.



  • Caroline County Visitor Center Whale. 23724 Rogers Clark Blvd. Ruther Glen, VA 22546. Phone: (804) 633-3490. Located within the Caroline County Visitor Center, this free exhibit highlights the 1990 find of a 28-foot prehistoric whale.


  • Black Heritage Museum. 204 Virginia Street Ashland VA 23005. Phone: (804)752-6110. It houses a collection of African-American History of Hanover County depicting family life in the last one hundred years.



  • Dawn Branch Library. 31046 Richmond Tpke. Hanover, Virginia 23069. Phone: 804-632-8341. HOURS: Mon-Wed-Fri: 9am-6pm, Tues and Thu: 9am-8pm, Sat: 10am-4pm.




  • The First Landing State Park. 2500 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Phone: 757-412-2300. Includes cabins, areas for camping, fishing, swimming, and over 19 miles of protected trails for hiking and biking. It's Virginia's most popular state park with a large variety of animals, and visited by over million people each year.


  • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. 4005 Sandpiper Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Phone: 757-721-2412 .Offers you interesting, scenic trails, canoe launching spots and a tram tour that runs through the refuge, providing the only public access to False Cape State Park other than by foot, bicycle or boat.


  • Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. 717 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA. 23451. Phone: (757) 385-3474. Come explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums and live animal habitats in the country at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.



  • Ocean Breeze Fun Park. 849 General Booth Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Phone: (757) 422-4444. A combination of exciting waterslide adventures and a diversity of attractions for the whole family. Water speed slides, inner tube courses, go-cart racing, 36 holes of miniature golf, and batting cages just some of the activities.


  • Adam Thoroughgood House. 1636 Parish Road, Virginia Beach VA23452. Phone: (757) 385-5100. The Adam Thoroughgood House is a restored brick house that was built by indentured servants who arrived in Virginia in 1622.


  • The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. 3500 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23504. Phone: (757) 441-2374. The Virginia Zoological Park seeks to increase understanding of the world's flora and fauna and to add to the growing body of knowledge about them; to display animals respectfully, in a way that encourages their natural behavior; to conserve animals and their habitats; and to offer opportunities for learning and enjoyment to the public.


  • Old Coast Guard Station. 2401 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Phone: (757) 422-1587. The Old Coast Guard Station honors and preserves the history of Virginia's coastal communities and maritime heritage.


  • Naval Aviation Monument. 25th Street and Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Phone: (757)433-2596. The Naval Aviation Monument depicts three historic eras in naval aviation and represents the culmination of an eight-year undertaking by NAF's Hampton Roads Squadron. 


  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum. 1113 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Phone: 757 437 8432. This unique museum is located in the last remaining Virginia Beach Boardwalk cottage, de Witt Cottage, which was built in 1895. Admission is free.


  • Francis Land House. 3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 (757) 385-5100 The historic Francis Land House was once surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland. It served as the home of Francis Land VI, a wealthy plantation owner from a prominent family in Princess Anne County, Virginia.



  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. 2200 Parks Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Phone: (757) 425-0000 The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a nonprofit institution founded in 1952 to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time.




  • Freeman Store and Museum. 131 Church St., Vienna, VA 22182. Phone: (703) 938-5187. The Freeman House and Store is owned by the Town of Vienna and jointly operated by the Town and Historic Vienna Inc.. The store sells unique Virginia products.  An upstairs museum, has regular rotating exhibits.


  • Bowman House. 211 Center Street South., Vienna, VA 22182. The Bowman House is located one block away from the Vienna Town Hall, at 211 Center Street South.  Built in 1890, the Bowman House was the Town's first school.  Moved from it's original location and no longer a school, the Bowman House now serves as a pottery and art studio.



  • Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 255-1900. America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap offerings run the gamut from classical to jazz, pop to family musicals, dance to opera.



  • Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct Vienna VA. Phone: (703) 255-3631. Meadowlark Gardens Regional Park is one of the hidden treasures of Fairfax County. A picturesque gazebo and three sparkling lakes surrounded by weeping cherry trees and a profusion of colorful blooms.


  • Site of the battle of Vienna. Park Street Railroad Crossing, Vienna, VA 22180. Phone: (703) 938-5187.  The fifth skirmish of the Civil War, part of the First Battle of Manassas, took place near the Park Street railroad crossing where the Vienna Community Center now stands. This incident marked the first time in history a railroad was used tactically in battle.



  • Fair Oaks Mall. 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033. Phone: (703) 359-8300. Fair Oaks Mall features more than 190 specialty stores & restaurants as well as Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Sears, and JCPenney.


  • Volunteer Fairfax. 10530 Page Ave Fairfax, VA 22030. Phone: 703-246-3460. With a personal touch, the Center matches the skills and interests of volunteers and donors to the needs of local nonprofit organizations, helping to build a better community through service.




  • Arlington Arts Center. 3550 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA 22201. Phone: 703.248.6800. The Arlington Arts Center makes a unique backdrop for a variety of events, from rehearsal dinners, to retirement gatherings, fundraisers, and surprise birthday parties.


  • Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia 22211. Phone: (703) 607-8000. The Army National Cemeteries Program, consisting of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia and Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery in Washington, DC, are under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army.


  • Air Force Memorial.  1 Air Force Memorial Dr Arlington, VA 22202. Phone: (703) 979-0674 Honors the men and women of the U.S. Air Force. Consisting of three stainless steel spires nearly 300 feet high, the Memorial overlooks the Pentagon off Interstate.


  • Arlington Historical Society Hume School Museum. 1805 S Arlington Ridge Rd Arlington, VA 22202, Phone: (703) 892-4204. The two-story brick structure was built in 1891 as the Hume School, named for Frank Hume who gave some of the property for the school. It is the oldest school building in Arlington County.


  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum and Visitors Center. 700 Army Navy Dr Arlington, VA 22202. Phone: (703) 307-3463. The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum and Visitors Center is to educate the public on the history of drugs, drug abuse, and drug law enforcement through engaging and state-of-the-art exhibits, interactive displays, and educational outreach programs, all to emphasize and encourage a drug abuse free society.



  • Capitals Hockey. 627 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22203. Phone: 571-224-0555. The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team that plays in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).




  • The Pentagon. Army Navy Dr & Fern St Arlington, VA 20301. Phone: (703) 697-1776. Headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense, this is the world’s largest single-structure office building.  Reservation-only tours available for schools, educational organizations, active military personnel and other select groups.


  • Volunteer Arlington. 2100 Washington Boulevard, 3rd Floor Arlington, VA 22204. Phone: 703-228-1760. Access resources for volunteers, non-profits, and volunteer managers. The site features a volunteer calendar, community spotlights, news items and more.




  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum. 105 N. Union Street, #327 Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone: 703.746.4399 Alexandria Archaeology Museum visitors learn how the City’s archaeologists, volunteers and students work with residents and developers to study and manage archaeological resources important to the community's past.


  • Alexandria Black History Museum. 902 Wythe Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Phone: 703.746.4356. The mission of the Black History Museum is to enrich the lives of Alexandria's residents and visitors, to foster tolerance and understanding among all cultures and to stimulate appreciation of the diversity of the African American experience.


  • Archives & Records Center Archives & Records Center. Payne Street Facility. 801 South Payne Street Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone: 703.746.4591 Alexandria Archives & Records Center identifies, preserves, and makes available to the public records of the City of Alexandria government that have been appraised and selected for historic value.


  • Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site. 4301 West Braddock Road Alexandria, Virginia 22304. Phone: 703.746.4848. Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site is the best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Fort Ward offers exhibits and programs on the site’s history, on Alexandria, Virginia as an occupied city and as a vital Union Army crossroads, and on the everyday life of Civil War soldiers and civilians.


  • Friendship Firehouse Museum. 107 S. Alfred Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Phone: 703.746.3891. Friendship Firehouse Museum, the oldest standing firehouse open as a museum in Alexandria, was originally home to the first volunteer fire company in town. Today, the exhibits of historic equipment and vehicles inspire visitors, and represent the dedication and public service of the men who protected the City for decades.


  • The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum. 201 S. Washington Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Phone: 703.746.4994. Through exhibitions, public programs, educational tours and a museum store, the staff provides opportunities for people to engage, interact and enjoy the community’s stories and artifacts.


  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. 105-107 South Fairfax Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314 703.746.3852. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, one of the oldest pharmacies in the nation, sold everything from medicines to household goods from 1792 - 1933. Visitors can tour the historic shop and manufacturing room and view original products left behind by this unique family business.


  • Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Schlesinger Center Concert Hall. 3001 N. Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311. Phone: (703) 548-0885. Maestro Kim Allen Kluge guides the professional orchestra through critically acclaimed performances full of passion and power.


  • Athenaeum. 201 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: (703) 548-0035. A Greek Revival building built in 1851, it was home to the Bank of the Old Dominion, where Robert E. Lee did his banking. Today it is an art gallery and home of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. 


  • Little Theatre of Alexandria. 600 Wolfe Street Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone: (703) 683-5778. The area's oldest, continuously operating theater performs musicals, comedies, and dramas year-round with a holiday show in early December.


  • Old Town Theater. 815 1/2 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: (703) 544-5315. Nearly 100 years after it first opened, the Old Town Theater is returned to its original splendor. The theater, built just as vaudeville was giving way to motion pictures, is saluting its past with a full calendar of live entertainment, including comedy, music, magic and dance.


  • Torpedo Factory Art Center. 105 N. Union Street Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone: (703) 838-4565. Constructed in 1918 for the manufacturing of torpedoes, the Torpedo Factory now features 82 working artists' studios, six galleries, the Art League School, Alexandria Archaeology Museum, and a cafe and gift shop. Open daily 10am-6pm (Thursdays until 9pm). Free.


  • Collingwood Library & Museum. 8301 E. Boulevard Drive Alexandria, VA 22308. Phone: (703) 765-1652 This library, in a lovely wooded setting on property once owned by George Washington, fosters an appreciation of the American heritage with objects including many flags, weapons from the Revolutionary War, native American artifacts and more.


  • Volunteer Alexandria. 123 North Alfred St. Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone: 703-836-2176. The mission of Volunteer Alexandria is to build a better community by inspiring and mobilizing people to volunteer.




  • Virginia discovery Museum. 524 East Main Street P.O. Box 1128. Charlottesville, VA. 22902. (434) 977-1025. The Virginia Discovery Museum brings young children and families together to engage minds, excite imaginations and explore the world around them.


  • Ash Lawn-Highland Home of President James Monroe. 2050 James Monroe Parkway . Charlottesville, Virginia 22902. Phone: (434) 293-8000. Ash Lawn-Highland, once home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.


  • Monticello. 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway. Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: (434) 984-9800. Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s plantation near Charlottesville, Va., was the center of his world. Monticello encompassed a house, an ornamental landscape, a farm, a plantation, a small mountain, and a large and diverse community.


  • James Madison’s Montpelier. 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957. Phone: 540.672.2728. Montpelier is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This glorious 2,650-acre estate in Orange County, Virginia, was the lifelong home of James Madison.


  • University of Virginia. 1400 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Phone: (434) 924-0211. The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.


  • Downtown Mall. 316 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: (434) 964-0127. The Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the longest pedestrian malls in the United States.[1] Located on Main Street, it runs from 6th St. N.E. to Old Preston Ave., where it extends to Water St., for total length of eight blocks.



  • Live Arts. 123 East Water Street Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: 434-977-4177. Live Arts is a volunteer theater that has given a home to drama, dance, comedy, music and performance art since 1990.


  • Mcguffey Art Center. 201 2nd St NW‎ Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: (434) 295-7973. McGuffey Art Center was established in 1975. The building contains three galleries, offering the largest display space in Charlottesville.


  • Charlottesville City Hall. 605 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: 434-970-3333. City Hall is located in Downtown Charlottesville at the east end of the pedestrian mall across from the Transit Center and Charlottesville Pavilion.


  • Volunteer Center of the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area. 806 East High Street Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: 434-972-1705. Our mission is to connect volunteers with nonprofits, to help nonprofits fulfill their volunteering needs, and to bring together the nonprofit and business communities.





  • Virginia Safari Park. 229 Safari Lane Natural Bridge, VA 24578. Phone: (540) 291-3205. The Virginia Safari Park offers a drive through zoo, walk through area and a petting zoo.



  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 113 National Park Drive Appomattox, VA 24522. Phone: (434) 352-8987. On Palm Sunday, 1865, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the Southern States attempt to create a separate nation. It set the stage for the emergence of an expanded and more powerful Federal government.


  • Holliday Lake State Park. 2759 State Park Road Appomattox, VA 24522. Phone: (434) 248-6308. Nestled in the heart of the Cumberland State Forest in central Virginia, Bear Creek Lake is less than an hour west of Richmond.


  • Bear Creek Lake State Park. 22 Bear Creek Lake Road, Cumberland, VA 23040. Phone: (804) 492-4410. Nestled in the heart of the Cumberland State Forest in central Virginia, Bear Creek Lake is less than an hour west of Richmond.


  • ROCKFISH VALLEY FOUNDATION NATURAL HISTORY CENTER. 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford, VA 22958. Phone: (434) 361-0271. Welcome to the home of the RockFish Valley Foundation. The mission of the Rockfish Valley Foundation is to Preserve the natural, historical, ecological and agricultural resources of the Rockfish Valley.


  • Discovery Ridge Adventure Center at Wintergreen Resort. 11 Grassy Ridge Rd Wintergreen, VA 22958. Phone: (800) 266-2444. Discovery Ridge Adventure Center at Wintergreen Resort is where your family vacation begins, with indoor and outdoor fun for the entire family.


  • Wintergreen performing Arts. At Wintergreen Resort - 39 Mountain Inn Loop Wintergreen, VA 22958. Phone: (434) 325-8292. Located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Performing Arts, Inc. is a non-profit organization that produces a high-quality summer music festival featuring symphonic and chamber concerts, as well as other performing arts programs throughout the year.



  • Nelson Memorial Library. 8521 Thomas Nelson Hwy. Lovingston, VA 22949. Monday-Tuesday: 12 - 8pm, Wednesday-Thursday: 10am - 5:30pm, Friday: 10am - 5pm, Saturday: 10am - 2pm, Sunday: Closed. Phone: 434-263-5904.

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