Travel Resources

Travel Resources

Richmond Area Tourism

Richmond Region Tourism- Information for travelers including accommodations, dining, attractions, and more in the Richmond area. 
Virginia Tourism Corporation- Statewide information for travelers. 
Richmond.com- Local Richmond news site. 

Richmond's Civil War Sites

Richmond National Battlefield Park- System of battlefield parks around the area with a central visitor center at Historic Tredegar.
The Virginia Historical Society- Museum and research facility for Virginia history.
Hollywood Cemetery- Historic "garden-cemetery" featuring the graves of two U.S. Presidents, Jefferson Davis' family, J.E.B. Stuart, & thousands of Confederate soldiers.
Dabbs House Museum- Historic House that served as Lee's headquarters during the Seven Days Battles. Now Henrico County's Civil War visitor center and museum.
Civil War Traveler- This link goes to the Richmond region page of this website that provides travel information for Civil War sites. 
Virginia Civil War Trails- Guide to roadside markers chronicling Virginia's Civil War history.

In Our Neighborhood

The White House and Museum of the Confederacy
The Valentine- Richmond history museum, historic house, and garden.
The John Marshall House- Historic home of the groundbreaking Supreme Court Chief Justice.
The Virginia State Capitol- Designed by Thomas Jefferson, this historic building features a museum and guided tours.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church- Church frequented by Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee during the war. 

Historic Tredegar
Brown's Island-
Site of the Confederate States Laboratory, now a park and festival venue. 
Belle Isle-
Site of a Civil War POW camp, now part of the James River Park System. 
Richmond's Canal Walk- The walk stretches 1¼ miles along the James River canal and the Kanawha and Haxall canals.
The Virginia War Memorial- Shrine, museum, and education center honoring Virginia's military veterans from WWII through today. 

 

Appomattox Area Tourism

Experience Appomattox- Information for visitors to Appomattox.
Lynchburg Tourism- Information for travelers including accommodations, dining, attractions and more in Lynchburg.
The Best Part of the Civil War…The End- Civil War tourism information for the Appomattox region.
Virginia’s Retreat- General tourism information for the Appomattox region.
The Civil War Trust's Appomattox Battle AppApp guide to the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Appomattox Area Civil War Sites

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park- National Park Service run site of the 1865 surrender.
Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park- Site of the last major battle of the Appomattox campaign.
High Bridge Trail State Park- Rails-to-Trails park features a tall bridge that was the site of Civil War action.
Historic Sandusky- Historic house that served as Union HQ during the Battle of Lynchburg.
The Old City Cemetery (Lynchburg)- Historic cemetery, public garden, and history park.
Lee’s Retreat Civil War TrailsHistorical markers along the route of Lee's Retreat. 

Other Area Attractions

The National D-Day Memorial- Memorial site located in Bedford, VA, the community that suffered the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation.
Robert Russa Moton Museum- National Historic Landmark and museum- the student birthplace of America’s Civil Rights Revolution.
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest- Jefferson's villa retreat in Bedford, Va.
Lynchburg Historical FoundationPreserving Lynchburg's past since 1972.
Red Hill: Patrick Henry National Memorial- Reconstructed House and other outbuildings plus a museum.
Holliday Lake State Park- Virginia State Park in Appomattox County, Va.
Twin Lakes State Park- Virginia State Park in Prince Edward County, Va.
Bear Creek Lake State Park- Virginia State Park in Cumberland, Va.

 

 

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