20 Historic Sites in Virginia

Appomattox Court House and National Historical Park

Location: Middle o’ Virginia

Appomattox Court House and National Historical Park encompasses the place where Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union commander Ulysses S. Grant, back in 1865. You can visit the McLean House to see the site of the surrender, but there are lots of other places to visit in the area. Markers around the village and field will point out spots of interest, and it makes for an interesting walk through the park. You can also visit Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, which houses information on the end of the war and postwar life.

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Appalachian African-American Cultural Center

Location: Far Southwestern Virginia

This cultural center aims to preserve the stories, heritage, history, and culture of African Americans in this part of the country. You can make an appointment to see an oral history presentation, or learn about the region at one of the sponsored workshops on racism. Housed in what was once the only primary school for blacks in Pennington Gap, the African-American Cultural Center is a great place to learn about history and discuss modern race relations.

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Aldie Mill Historic Park

Location: Northern Virginia

A huge four-story brick structure, the Aldie Mill was completed in 1809 and turned into a park in 2006. Once upon a time, the mill’s five run of French flint burrstones transformed wheat to flour, which would then be exported around the region. Famously, during the Civil War the wiley Confederate raider John Singleton Mosby captured several Union soldiers in this area. Today, it’s one of the best historic mills in Virginia, and the only one powered by twin overshot wheels.



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