to going places
Ridge – Shenandoah
Hall was the birthplace of General Robert E. Lee. It is located
in Westmoreland County.
485 Great House Road
This plantation was the birthplace of Robert E. Lee and also served as
a boyhood home to Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee – the only
brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence. Built in the late 1730’s
the Great House contains some of
Colonial era’s most architecturally significant rooms. The site encompasses
more than 1,600 acres of farmlands and forests and includes nature trails,
a gristmill and formal gardens. Adults (12 yrs. and up): $9; Seniors,
Active Military, AAA members, $8; Children 6-11 $5.
(804) 493-8038; (804) 493-8371
1409 Mattaponi Reservation Circle
Handcrafted traditional articles, Pocahontas’ necklace, a unique display
of ancient artifacts with some dating to 5000 B.C., this museum provides
a window to our past. Educational programs include pottery, beadwork,
cooking and Indian medicine.
Telephone: (804) 769-2194
Pamunkey Indian Museum
175 Lay Landing Road
“A living memory of Powhatan’s People,” is a comprehensive learning
experience provided to the visitors to this museum located on the Pamunkey
Indian Reservation. Tools, pottery, clothing and more, which span from
the Ice Age to the present, are among the items on display. The Pamunkey
women continue the centuries-old manner of creating pottery, which can
be purchased at the museum.Adults – $2.50; Children $1.25; Seniors – $1.75.
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Telephone: (804) 843-4792
Washington’s Birthplace National Monument
1732 Popes Creek Rd.
Born on his father’s Pope Creek tobacco farm on February 22, 1732, George
Washington began life here. In 1779 the home where Washington was born
burned and a Memorial House was built nearby in 1930. The National Park
Services now operates a colonial farm with costumed interpreters recreating
the sounds and smells of 18th century plantation life. Special weekend
activities vary each year with special programs available for adult and
school groups. Located 40 miles east of Fredericksburg off Virginia Route
3 near Oak Grove. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving,
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Telephone: (804) 224-1732
Virginia Department of Tourism, Stratford Hall, Mattaponi Indian Museum