Choose bed and breakfast lodging in Central Virginia and discover a region 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 Confederacy
- Museum of the Confederacy
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
- Tredeger Civil War Visitors Center
- Virginia State Capital
- Numerous Art Galleries and Antique Shops
The state’s capital is laden with American history. Some examples of this include the home of Maggie Walker, the first female bank president in America, as well as 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 the States.
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 soldiers per capita than any other during the invasion of Normandy during World War II. Also, the home of Booker T. Washington is close by in the Smith Mountain Lake area. There are also several alpaca farms in this area.
Central Virginia offers everything from ballooning and camping to horseback riding and tennis, as well as 11 state parks and beautiful gardens.
For cultural interests, see the spectacular Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (home to various national art treasures), tour more than 20 vineyards & wineries, and enjoy events such as heritage festivals, steeplechase races and arts and crafts fairs.