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Places to Visit

Virginia is an American history icon. Our country began here in 1607, and it's no surprise that the Old Dominion has more than its share of historic and historical sites, exhibits, monuments and legendary personas. From moving veterans memorials, to state-of-the-art military history museums, you'll find interesting locations all across the state. For the casual browser or the serious history buff, visitors will likely never

exhaust the historical experiences available in Virginia. So dive into history—use the menu buttons on the left to view some of the best Virginia has to offer!

Richmond Area

 

U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum

2220 Adams Ave,

Fort Lee, VA 23801

The US Army Quartermaster Museum (located just outside of Petersburg, VA at Fort Lee) collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets the history of the Quartermaster Corps from 1775, through WWI and WWII, to the present. To this end, the Museum has collected nearly 24,000 artifacts relating to the Corps' history and has assembled thousands of documents relating to quartermasters.

U.S. Army Women's Museum

2100 A Avenue,

Fort Lee, VA 23801

The US Army Women's Museum, located at Fort Lee, is the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of women in the U.S. Army and the only museum of it's kind in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Museum's archive has one of the most comprehensive collections in the world of primary and secondary documents, artifacts, and materials pertaining to the service of women in U.S. Army branches and organizations.

Maymont Mansion

1700 Hampton Street

Richmond, VA 23220

As part of the national centennial observance of WWI, the Maymont Mansion provides a glimpse into the war’s effect on the Dooley household and other Richmonders. Visit the Dooleys’ Gilded Age home to see how citizens rallied to support the war, from Major Dooley's financial support with the largest purchase of Liberty Bonds in Virginia, to the immensely important activities of women “doing their bit” for the country, to the Maymont butler and chauffeur who enlisted.

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

428 North Boulevard,

Richmond, VA 23220

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture, formerly known as the Virginia Historical Society, was founded in 1831. It has operated without interruption for more than 180 years. The VMHC is the only organization dedicated to collecting and interpreting all of Virginia’s history—all areas, all time periods, and all people, including WWI and WWII.  For this reason, although it is a private non-profit, the General Assembly designated it as the state's official historical society.