Virginia - Cultural Destinations

Virginia - Cultural Destinations

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The Pentagon
You've seen it on T.V. and in countless movies, now see it for yourself. A tour of the Pentagon, the headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense (and the world's largest office building), is an experience you'll remember for a lifetime. The Pentagon is located in Arlington, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Poplar Forest
Make like Thomas Jefferson and escape to Poplar Forest, his retreat near the Blue Ridge Mountains, featuring an octagonal house and gardens designed by Jefferson.

Riddick's Folly House Museum
Built in 1837, this Greek-Revival mansion served as Civil War headquarters for the Union and features graffiti left by Union soldiers.

Robert Russa Moton Museum
Discover a corner of civil rights history. In April 1951, students at the Moton High School staged a strike that led to Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, one of the federal cases considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in the historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education.

Sage Moon Gallery
In the heart of Charlottesville, this gallery showcases original fine art from local, national, and international artists.

Stonewall Jackson House
Visit the only house ever owned by Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. He lived in this Lexington house while teaching at Virginia Military Institute before the Civil War. The gardens contain many heritage species of vegetables, fruit trees and roses. The graves of Jackson and his family are also located in Lexington.

Torpedo Factory Art Center
Artists work, display and sell their work at this world-renowned center housed in a former Torpedo Factory. Don't miss one of Alexandria's premier attractions.

Tuckahoe Plantation
Thomas Jefferson's boyhood home is also considered to be the finest example of an early 18th-century plantation in America. Set on a bluff overlooking the James River, the grounds still include outbuildings such as the schoolhouse where Jefferson attended classes.

University of Virginia Art Museum
This fine-arts museum maintains a permanent collection of some 9,000 pieces and features an ongoing schedule of changing exhibitions from all over the world.

Holocaust Museum
This Richmond museum illustrates the Holocaust through the experiences of the Ipp family, who survived the genocide by hiding for nine months under a potato field.


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