As one of the first colonies in America and the stomping ground of a couple wars, Virginia has plenty to offer the budding historian. So pull on your tricorne hat or Civil War jacket and let’s take a look at Virginia’s historical sites!
Location: Northern Virginia
The Manassas Battlefield is the site of two important Civil War Battles: the First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861) and (predictably) the Second Battle of Bull Run (August 28-30, 1862). Famously, this is the place that the Confederate General Jackson earned the nickname “Stonewall.” You’ll find the Henry Hill Visitor Center near the south entrance of the National Park, where Civil War uniforms, weapons, and gear are on display, as well as annual exhibits.