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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Richmond Manassas and Fredericksburg Virginia American History and Architecture Walking and Foodie Tours





The Virginia State Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson and featuring a hidden dome and one of Virginia’s most treasured works of art, is the oldest continually-operating legislative assembly in the Western Hemisphere.




Walking Tours stroll along Monument Avenue, the only street in the United States to be named a National Historic Landmark, and take in the street’s seven larger-than-life statues and its impressive historic homes or follow the cobblestone streets of Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom. Foodie Tours in Richmond's distinct neighborhoods include stops in local restaurants and gourmet food shops.
St. John’s church is the oldest wooden church in the America and where Patrick Henry proclaimed give me liberty, or give me death. In the evening, experience the Virginia Repertory Theater, the Richmond Ballet, Virginia Opera or Richmond Symphony or just take in one of our four wineries, eleven breweries, Virginia’s first urban Cidery and Moonshine Distillery.
The Virginia War Memorial enjoy the panoramic view of Richmond along the James River. St. John’s church is the oldest wooden church in the America and where Patrick Henry proclaimed give me liberty, or give me death.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a permanent collection of more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. St. John’s church is the oldest wooden church in the America and where Patrick Henry proclaimed give me liberty, or give me death. The American Civil War Museum and White House of the Confederacy holds the most comprehensive collection of confederate artifacts and the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family.


The Richmond Region is Home to Four Centuries long American History and Traditions


The Henricus Historical Park re-creates the second successful English settlement in the New World and home to the first English hospital in the New World, Pocahontas and her husband John Rolfe. Nearby:









Historic Manassas and Train Depot. Stroll over to the city center to enjoy concerts and ice cream socials in the summer, and ice skating in the winter. The Manassas Museum uncovers the area’s storied past through artifacts, photographs and special events and the Manassas National Battlefield Park.
Occoquan is a historic riverfront town settled in the middle of the 18th century with specialty shops, antique stores, art galleries and restaurants.
Discover the History of the U.S. Marines in Quantico at the National Museum of the Marine Corps
A Trolley Tour of Fredericksburg will acquaint you with the 40-block National Historic District; step back in time with the wenches at the Rising Sun Tavern, the doctor’s apprentice at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and learn about Colonial medicine, surgery, lodging and food. Shop in Old Town Fredericksburg, where the brick sidewalks lead you to boutiques, antique shops, and specialty stores. The Arts abound at Liberty Town Arts Workshop, home to 50 local artists occupying and more than 20 art galleries throughout Old Town.
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