12711 Old Stage Road
Chester, VA 23836
Phone: (804) 796-5200
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Henricus Historical Park is the former site of a town also known as Henrico Town or Henricopolis which was one of the early settlements of the area. Located in Chester, it overlooks the James River. It was founded in 1611 by Sir Thomas Dale and is now a living museum depicting the culture of that time. There are several structures and exhibits that are recreated and volunteers give an hands-on demonstration of the life of the people of that era. Various events are also organized on the site. To know more, check their website.
Fort Harrison National Cemetery is one of the many national cemeteries of the City of Richmond. This cemetery is the burial ground of the soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of New Market Heights. Nearly 1,500 soldiers and remains were buried here, many are unmarked; African-American soldiers who were a part of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Battle of New Market Heights are also buried here. A few captured Confederate soldiers are also buried here. While touring the cemetery, check-out the on-site lodge designed by Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs. The cemetery is open daily from dawn to dusk and visitors are expected to maintain decorum.
The Weston Manor is a spectacular plantation house occupying immense monumental value. The construction of the house site dates back to 1780; the house has adapted the Virginia Georgian style of architecture and most of its interiors are well-preserved. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion as well as the grounds are open to all visitors.
Renowned for being the pioneering iron manufacture resource in North America, the Falling Creek Ironworks was established in 1619. Although its establishment was momentary due to the Native Americans’ attack in 1622, it is of great historic significance. After being rediscovered in the 21st Century, the site is presently located in Chestfield County. It works to preserve, conserve and further explore the archaeological spots and resources. It also encourages the scientific learning of iron-working sites and materials.
City Point National Cemetery is situated on the Appomattox River in Prince George County. Soldiers laid to rest in neighboring hospital cemeteries were re-interred in the City Point National Cemetery. The tall Army of the James Monument memorial made of white marble, is a prominent feature of the cemetery.
Hadad's Lake is one of the favorite water parks and picnic spots in Richmond. The park has a capacity to accommodate 6000 people with various facilities like swimming pool, children's play area, paddleboat, a launch pad, basketball and volleyball. Corporate get togethers, private parties, weddings and lots more can be organized at this venue which also comes with a full catering service. Group outings, birthday bash or just a fun day out, Hadad's Lake is the perfect choice.
The Beacon Theatre was built in 1928, and remained a Vaudeville and movie theater that entertained the residents of Hopewell until its closure in 1981. This historic theater has since been revived and is today a magnificent live performance venue. The theater itself is fashioned upon a splendid blend of Art Deco and the Colonial Revival styles of architecture, and is rife with plaster friezes and intricate brickwork. Numerous subtle details lend the theater a charm that is enigmatic and alluring. Beacon theater offers a varied program of live performances throughout the year, including everything from concerts and theater productions, to comedy shows.
Your guide to all the beautiful sights, accommodations and eateries, Hopewell Tourism helps tourists with all kinds of literature required to tour around the state. They also organize meetings and trade shows. Whether emergency information, real estate prices or meeting facilities, you know where to find help. The center also offer snacks and drinks and if your visit to the city is short lived, pick up something from their gift store.
Built in 1613, this is the oldest plantation in Virginia, and a National Historic Landmark. It has been carefully and very well-preserved, and features original woodwork and furnishings, as well as the only example of an original "Flying Staircase" that's left in the country. Amazingly, it is still in operation today. Visitors may come for a pre-planned tour seven days a week. Check the website for details.
Touring in Petersburg? Get help from the knowledgeable staff at Petersburg Visitors' Center. Find all the literature required to make your stay here easier and stress free. Whether it's a list of restaurants, tourist attractions or accommodations, get them all in the historic area of Petersburg, where this Visitor's Center is located.
The Blandford Cemetery is the final resting place of those who lost their lives in the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Located in Petersburg, it is one of the largest cemeteries in Virginia. Tour are operated throughout the year, as well as a special evening tour on Halloween. Admire funerary art and tradition in the gravestones, carvings, sculptures and tombs that date back to the 1800s. The reception also has a gift shop for those who would like to take back some memorabilia.
Established in the year 1999, Appomattox Regional Governor's School is a public magnet high school (schools that offer specialized courses) that offers education in the streams of art and technology. One of the emerging schools of the state, Appomattox Regional Governor's School offers education to the students from the grades 9 to 12. The streams are further categorized into the fields of Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Literary Arts and Communication Technology, and once admitted a special emphasis is laid on maintaining the GPA prescribed by the institute. Call or visit their website for more information.