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CENTRAL VIRGINIA Quirk Hotel—Richmond PERFORM The show must go on at the renovated Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg! Embracing the culture and diversity of the community, the Academy highlights the rich history of the 1905 theatre along with modern-day amenities. With live performances, films, concerts and more, you’ll not only feel good about supporting a local treasure, but get an authentic experience at one of the 20th century’s most prominent and well-attended theatres in Central Virginia. Afterwards, grab a drink and take in the sweeping city views at the Skyline Grill, located on the rooftop of the beautiful Virginian Hotel. CENTRAL VIRGINIA R O B E RT R U S S A M O T O N M U S E U M ( FA R M V I L L E ) : M I K E M E R G E N / V E RT I A S V I N E YA R D ( A F T O N ) : S A R A H H A U S E R CRAFT 98 TO D D W R I G H T Located right in the heart of the state, CENTRAL VIRGINIA is an easy drive from beaches, mountains and Washington, D.C. From vibrant small towns to the bustling state capital, this region teems with creative energy, passionate makers, local love and rich history. And as the landscape transitions from urban riverfronts to rolling hills to mountain-top vistas, you’ll also find a wide array of outdoor experiences and a diverse abundance of locally sourced cuisine. Crafting is no longer limited to painting and papier-mâché. Pair beautiful views with craft beverages along the Nelson 29 Craft Beverage Trail. The trail features a barrel house, four wineries and a distillery in the heart of Virginia’s most refreshing retreat. With additional dining and unique lodging options, like Orchard House Bed & Breakfast, craft beverage lovers can enjoy an ideal getaway with family and friends on the sunrise side of the Blue Ridge. Or, hop aboard a Crozet Trolley Tour to explore 13 wineries, breweries and cideries along the nearby Nelson 151 Trail. REDISCOVER Some of Virginia’s most iconic sites are telling a more comprehensive story, bringing to light the lives and experiences of their enslaved communities. Discover Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello from a new perspective – along Mulberry Row, the hub of Jefferson’s plantation, and in the exhibit The Life of Sally Hemings; Hemings not only bore several of Jefferson’s children but negotiated their freedom as well. Nearby is James Monroe’s Highland, where you can tour the restored slave quarters, experiencing the stories of the home through the voices of many. And James Madison’s Montpelier is home to the emotional and proactive exhibition The Mere Distinction of Colour, featuring artifacts, artwork and stories told by living descendants of the enslaved. Robert Russa Moton Museum—Farmville Veritas Vineyard—Afton EXPERIENCE In Richmond, our state’s capital, visitors seeking arts and culture need look no further than the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Peruse 35,000 pieces of art from around the world, including the new “Rumors of War,” a powerful monumental sculpture designed by Kehinde Wiley. Plus, enjoy curated food and spirits in their onsite restaurant, Amuse, or take a class in design or photography. Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute of Contemporary Art also features rotating exhibitions of interactive art to get your creative fix. Afterwards, stroll the Fan and other neighborhoods for gorgeous murals by local artists. As a hub for entertainment, Richmond also hosts a multitude of live musical talent, from local bands to award-winning and world-renowned visiting artists. CELEBRATE Explore the stories of those who blazed the trail for Civil Rights in education and beyond. Begin at the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville, where a student strike in 1951 led to the hallmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954. In nearby Lynchburg, the Legacy Museum of African American History celebrates the African American experience in the region, including historic impacts on education. Then head to Richmond to view the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial on Capitol Square, featuring 16-yearold Barbara Rose Johns, leader of the Moton High School walkout. While you’re near, visit the Maggie Walker National Historic Site, which honors the first female bank president in America, and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center in Jackson Ward, once the “Harlem of the South.” VIRGINIA .ORG 99 q u O F F E R S A C C E S S F O R P E O P L E W H O A R E B L I N D O R H AV E L O W V I S I O N b BUSES/GROUP S WELCOME c P E T - F R I E N D LY FA C I L I T Y $ D P R O V I D E S P R I N T E D M AT E R I A L I N B R A I L L E PROVIDES DES CRIPTIONS BY A TRAINED AUDIO DES CRIBER P R O V I D E S A D E V I C E U S E D F O R C O M M U N I C AT I O N W I T H A N D B E T W E E N H E A R I N G I M PA I R E D ADMISSION REQUIRED I s W PROVIDES SIGN LANGUAGE PROVIDES ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEMS ADA-COMPLIANT ARRINGTON Madison Fitzgerald Farms 4850 Tye Brook Hwy., 434-277-8047; fitzgeraldfarms.com. PickYour-Own Pumpkins during the season. Guided farm tours on request. 3 522 Orange Ruckersville Crozet Charlottesville Lake Nelson 801 Lake Nelson Ln., 434-525-7522; dgif.virginia.gov/ waterbody/lake-nelson. 40-acre reservoir for fisheries related activities with accessible boat ramp. Gordonsville Keswick 64 522 Wintergreen 64 Doswell Ashland Oak Ridge Estate 2300 Oak Ridge Rd., 434-263-8676; oakridgeestate.com. 5,000-acre estate, 1802 restored Colonial Revival mansion. $b 95 301 295 60 Lynchburg Cumberland Oakland Museum 5365 Thomas Nelson Hwy., 434-263-8400; nelsonhistorical. org. An 1842 tavern, exhibits featuring rural life and Hurricane Camille. $b Richmond 522 60 295 360 Appomattox 460 Farmville Colonial Heights 95 Petersburg Blackstone 460 Hopewell ASHLAND VIRGINIA MAIN STREET COMMUNITY Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center 112 North Railroad Ave., 804-752-6766; ashlandva.gov. Discover Ashland & Hanover county where history and hospitality flourish. bj 85 460 95 The Ashland Museum 105 Hanover Ave., 804-368-7314; ashlandva.gov. Features Ashland history, restored Red Caboose. Saturdays 10am-2pm & Sundays noon-2pm. Keeble Observatory Randolph Macon College, 804752-3210; rmc.edu/directory/ academics/phys/keeble/ index.asp. Only astronomical observatory in central Virginia on historic 1868 campus. BARBOURSVILLE Barboursville Ruins 17655 Winery Rd., 540-832-3824; bbvwine.com. Ruins of Jefferson designed mansion of Governor Barbour; historic landmark. bj BEAVERDAM Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown 16120 Chiswell Ln., 804-227-3500; preservationvirginia.org/visit/ historic-properties/patrickhenrys-sc. Home of the Orator of the American Revolution, circa 1719. $b BLACKSTONE VIRGINIA MAIN STREET COMMUNITY Blackstone Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center 121 North Main St., 434-294-0280; blackstoneva. com. In the heart of the town’s historic district, open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm. bj The Robert Thomas Carriage Museum 217 N High St., 434-292-3041; blackstoneva.com/visitors. Features fully restored buggies and carriages donated from a local collector. Tours by appointment. Schwartz Tavern 100 Tavern St., 434-292-3041; blackstoneva.com/visitors. A fully restored Revolutionary War Era tavern located in downtown Blackstone. Tours by appointment. BROOKNEAL 246 The Main Cultural Arts Theatre 246 Main St., 434-376-2461; 246themaintheatre.com. Community theatre in Brookneal showcasing various plays and musicals. $bI Welcome Center at Main Street Station VG Travel Information Center Virginia Tourism Corporation 1500 E. Main Street Richmond, VA 23219 804-545-5581 Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial 1250 Red Hill Rd., 434-376-2044; redhill.org. Home to the world’s largest collection of Patrick Henry artifacts. $b Willie Hodges Booth Museum 204 Lynchburg Ave., 434-376-3046; townofbrookneal.com/visit/ attractions/willie-hodgesbooth-museium. Local history on display including World War II and tobacco. bI CHARLOTTESVILLE Charlottesville Albemarle CVB Downtown Visitor Center VG 610 East Main St., Downtown Pedestrian Mall, 434-293-6789; visitcharlottesville.org. Travel information - guides, brochures, local recommendations. b The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia Thomas H. Bayly Building, 155 Rugby Rd., 434-924-3592; virginia.edu/artmuseum. Exciting exhibitions, world-class collections, special openings, lectures and group tours. b Historic Court Square of Charlottesville Between High & Jefferson St., 434-296-1492; cvillecenter.org/programs. Original courthouse & buildings known to presidents Jefferson, Madison, Monroe. bj James Monroe’s Highland 2050 James Monroe Pkwy., 434-293-8000; highland.org. Discover the home of fifth US President James Monroe. $bI Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA 400 Worrell Dr., 434-244-0234; kluge-ruhe.org. The only museum of indigenous Australian art outside of Australia. b Maplewood/Oakwood Cemeteries Lexington Ave., 434-9600732; charlottesville.org. Walking tours provided of Charlottesville’s historic cemeteries by reservation. bj Michie Tavern ca. 1784 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., 434-977-1234; michietavern.com. Near Monticello. Southern mid-day fare. Self-guided interactive tours. Open daily. $b Monticello - Home of Thomas Jefferson VG 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., VA. 53, 434-984-9800; monticello.org. Guided tours conducted daily at this National Historic Landmark and United Nations World Heritage Site. $bjI @experienceappomattox EXPERIENCEAPPOMATTOX.COM Appalachian Trail Crabtree Falls Hwy (Rt. 56), 434-263-7015; nelsoncounty.com. Access 45 miles of AT trails at three access points. j AFTON Afton-Greenwood Historic District Afton Mountain Rd., 434-263-7015; nelsoncounty.com. Villages of Afton and Greenwood and includes historic Crozet Tunnel. bj Blue Mountain Hop Farm 9519 Critzers Shop Rd., 540-456-8020; bluemountainbrewery.com. See hop fields growing on Nelson County’s first brewery property. b Critzer Family Farm 9388 Critzer Shop Rd., 540-241-3305; critzerfamilyfarm.com. Open May through October. Guided farm tours on request. b Edible Landscaping 361 Spirit Ridge Ln., 434-361-9134; ediblelandscaping.com. Farm tours. Plants and trees that produce edible landscaping. 100 Humpback Rocks Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 5.8 Blue Ridge Parkway, 540-943-4716. Amazing 360-degree views from Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 5.8. j Avoca Museum 1514 Main St., 434-369-1076; avocamuseum.org. Beautiful 19th-century home with Civil War and slavery artifacts. $bI Mau-Har Trail Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 13.7, 434-263-7015; nelsoncounty-va.gov/ departments/parks-recreation/ hiking. 3.3 miles Appalachian Trail circuit hike through Three Ridges Wilderness. j Amherst County Visitor Center 328 Richmond Hwy, Ste. A, 434-946-0990; visitamherstcounty.com. Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, camping, festivals, parks, lakes, fishing, orchards, hiking, vineyards, breweries, kayaking, county fair. bI Rockfish Valley Hawk Watch 185 Afton Cir., 434-263-7015; dgif.virginia.gov/vbwt/ mountain-trail. Part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. bj Swannanoa Palace 497 Swannanoa Ln., 540-942-5201; facebook. com/swannanoaofficialpage. Open for tours on selected dates- 1912 Italianate marble palace. $ ALTAVISTA AMHERST Amherst County Museum & Historical Society 154 South Main St., 434-946-9068; amherstcountymuseum.org/ visit. Exhibits on the history of Amherst County. Genealogy library. bI Monacan Indian Ancestral Museum 2009 Kenmore Rd., 434-946-5391; monacannation. com/museum.shtml. Houses artifacts from one of the oldest groups of indigenous people. $ VIRGINIA MAIN STREET COMMUNITY Altavista Chamber of Commerce 414 Washington St., 434-369-6665; altavistachamber.org. Excellent source of business and tourism information in Altavista. bI APPOMATTOX Appomattox Visitor Information Center 214 Main St., 434-352-8999; historicappomattox.com. Displays, video and brochures on local and regional destinations. bj “Turn of the Century” Walking Tour Visitor Infomation Center, Main St., 434-352-8999; historicappomattox.com. Experience 50 stops including historic homes, buildings and heritage markers. bj The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox 159 Horseshoe Rd., 434-352-5791; acwm. org. Incredible artifacts & interactive exhibits. One mile from surrender grounds. $bI Appomattox Courthouse Theatre 331 Court St., 434-664-9525; appomattoxcourthousetheatre. wordpress.com. Historic 1897 theater offering plays and tours. $ DINNER AT THE BABCOCK HOUSE Carver-Price Legacy Museum 102 Carver Ln., 434-352-7880; carver-price.com. Showcasing local African-American history and heritage in education exhibits. b Appomattox Battlefield Station Rt. 24, Jamerson Ln., 434-664-0012. April 8, 1865 battle site of Union cavalry and Confederate army. Clover Hill Village Living History Museum 5747 River Ridge Rd., 434-352-8999; appomattoxhistoricalsociety. org. Living history village depicting life in the 1800s. Open daily. $bj Appomattox County Historical Museum 337 Court St., 434-352-3910; appomattoxhistoricalsociety. org. Historic original jailhouse, housing interesting, unique memorabilia from the county. $b Hazel Moon Resource Center and Museum 401 Confederate Blvd., 434-352-5806; historicappomattox.com. Houses the fascinating African artifact collection of missionary Hazel Moon. b Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park 111 National Park Dr., 434-352-8987; nps.gov/apco. Historic site of surrender bringing an end to Civil War. bj Holliday Lake State Park VG 2759 State Park Rd., 800-933-7275; virginiastateparks.gov. $bI Wolf Performing Arts Center 618 Country Club Rd., 434-579-3542; wolfbane.org. Stunning outdoor venue for theater, free movie night, farm ghost tours. APPOMATTOX INN AND SUITES LOVE SIGN APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NHP EUM AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MUS HOLLIDAY LAKE STATE PARK WOLFBANE PRODUCTIONS VIRGINIA .ORG 101 CENTRAL VIRGINIA CENTRAL VIRGINIA g VG M E E T S E N V I R O N M E N TA L S TA N D A R D S O F T H E V I R G I N I A G R E E N P R O G R A M CENTRAL VIRGINIA g VG M E E T S E N V I R O N M E N TA L S TA N D A R D S O F T H E V I R G I N I A G R E E N P R O G R A M q u O F F E R S A C C E S S F O R P E O P L E W H O A R E B L I N D O R H AV E L O W V I S I O N b BUSES/GROUP S WELCOME c P E T - F R I E N D LY FA C I L I T Y $ P R O V I D E S P R I N T E D M AT E R I A L I N B R A I L L E D PROVIDES DES CRIPTIONS BY A TRAINED AUDIO DES CRIBER P R O V I D E S A D E V I C E U S E D F O R C O M M U N I C AT I O N W I T H A N D B E T W E E N H E A R I N G I M PA I R E D ADMISSION REQUIRED I s PROVIDES SIGN LANGUAGE ADA-COMPLIANT The Rotunda, University of Virginia 1826 University Ave., 434-924-7969; rotunda.virginia.edu. The Rotunda is open daily from 9am to 5pm. b Virginia Discovery Museum East End of the Downtown Mall, 434-977-1025; vadm. org. Hands-on museum for young children on the downtown pedestrian mall. $I CHESTER Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Rd., 804-748-1611; henricus.org. Outdoor 17th-century living history museum with re-created English settlement and Powhatan village. $bI Point of Rocks Park 201 Enon Church Rd., 804-751-4946; petersburgarea.org. Defensive positions on Bermuda Hundred Line; Clara Barton served at field hospital. CHESTERFIELD 1892 Historic Jail 6819 Mimms Loop, 04-768-7311; chesterfieldhistory. com. Chesterfield’s 1892 jail features police memorabilia exhibits and authentic cells. $b Chesterfield County Museum 6813 Mimms Loop, 804-768-7311; chesterfieldhistory.com. Rotating exhibits, general store and a timeline of county history. $b Eppington Plantation 14600 Eppes Falls Rd., 804-748-1624; eppington. org. Francis Eppes VI built the plantation and Thomas Jefferson, his brother-inlaw, was a frequent visitor. b Magnolia Grange House Museum 10020 Iron Bridge Rd., 804-796-1479; chesterfieldhistory.com. Restored 1822 Federalstyle plantation house. Open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am2pm. $b Eat » Play » Stay Parks, Trails, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Camping, Golfing, County Fair, Festivals, Brewery, Wineries, Dining & more! visitamherstcounty.org | 434-946-0990 102 W PROVIDES ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEMS Old Brick House 131 Waterfront Dr., 804-520-9390; colonialheightsva. gov/498/Old-Brick-House. Located at Conjurers Field Archaeological Site, a prehistoric native village on Appomattox River. b Pocahontas State Park 10301 State Park Rd., 800-933-7275; virginiastateparks.gov. $bj Pocahontas State ParkCivilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum 10301 State Park Rd., 804-796-4255; dcr. virginia.gov/state-parks/ ccc-museum. 1930’s era Civilian Conservation Corps artifacts and displays from original CCC camp. bI This is Lynchburg. COLONIAL HEIGHTS Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum 880 West Roslyn Rd., 804-524-0020; keystonetractorworks.com. 200+ antique farm tractors & road trucks; vintage products displays. $bI Violet Bank 303 Virginia Ave., 804-5209395; colonialheightsva. gov/499/violet-bank. General Lee’s headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg. b Fort Clifton 100 Brockwell Ln., 804-520-9392; colonialheightsva.gov/500/ fortclifton. Civil War site on Appomattox River; hiking trails, picnic pavilions. b CROZET Albemarle Tourism & Adventure Center 5791 Three Notch’d Rd., 434-293-6789; visitcharlottesville.org. Visitor information; located in the Historic Train Depot in downtown Crozet. Starr Hill Brewery & Tap Room 5391 Three Notch’d Rd., 434-823-5671; StarrHill.com/Crozet Enjoy 24 rotating taps of our award-winning craft beers, local food trucks and live music in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. bjI New York, NY - 446 mi Philadelphia, PA - 315 mi Baltimore, MD - 219 mi Washington, DC - 180 mi Raleigh, NC - 150 mi Charlotte, NC - 207 mi Columbia, SC - 289 mi Atlanta, GA - 446 mi CUMBERLAND Bear Creek Lake State Park VG 929 Oak Hill Rd., 800-9337275; virginiastateparks. gov. DINWIDDIE Five Forks Battlefield 9840 Courthouse Rd., 804-469-4093; nps. gov/pete. Final major battle of the siege of Petersburg. bjIS Historic Dinwiddie County Courthouse 14101 Boydton Plank Rd., 804-469-5346; discoverdinwiddie.com. Civil War history; county museum and library. b Willows Bend Farm 20413 Carson Rd., 804-892-7588; willowsbendfarm.com. A center for sustainable farming classes & tours are offered; heirloom plants, herbs, spices. lynchburgvirginia.org Things move at a different pace here in Lynchburg, Virginia. We move with the pace of the James River, with the rising of the sun over the Blue Ridge Mountains and with the energy of an artist creating something new. Those are the things that fuel us here. Experience a change of pace and see why Lynchburg is the city you’ll fall in love with. q u O F F E R S A C C E S S F O R P E O P L E W H O A R E B L I N D O R H AV E L O W V I S I O N b BUSES/GROUP S WELCOME c P E T - F R I E N D LY FA C I L I T Y $ P R O V I D E S P R I N T E D M AT E R I A L I N B R A I L L E D PROVIDES DES CRIPTIONS BY A TRAINED AUDIO DES CRIBER P R O V I D E S A D E V I C E U S E D F O R C O M M U N I C AT I O N W I T H A N D B E T W E E N H E A R I N G I M PA I R E D ADMISSION REQUIRED I s W PROVIDES SIGN LANGUAGE PROVIDES ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEMS ADA-COMPLIANT Clark-Palmore House 904 McCoul St., 804-652-3406; henricorecandparks.com. Historic house interpreting life on a farm during the Depression. bj Dabbs House Museum 3812 Nine Mile Rd., 804-652-3406; henricorecandparks.com. Historic house served as General Robert E. Lee’s headquarters. bI HOPEWELL VIRGINIA MAIN STREET COMMUNITY Hopewell/Prince George Visitor Welcome Center 4100 Oaklawn Blvd., 804-458-5536; hpgchamber.org. Let us be your guide to Hopewell and Prince George. b The Beacon Theatre 401 N. Main St., 804-446-3457, thebeacontheatreva.com. Fully restored 1928 silent movie and Vaudeville show palace – “Beacon of Downtown”. bI City Point Early History Museum-St. Dennis Chapel 609 Brown Ave., 804-4584682; historichopewell. org. Chapel currently under renovation. b General Grant’s Headquarters at City Point 1001 Pecan Ave., 804-458-9504; nps.gov/pete. Location of General Grant’s headquarters from June 1864-April 1865. Guided Tours. bjI Hopewell Riverwalk 205 Appomattox St., 804-541-2353; hopewellrecandparks.com/ riverwalk. Linear boardwalk on Appomattox River thru tidal cove & wetlands at City Park. I Weston Plantation 400 Weston Ln., 804-458-4682; historichopewell.org. Tours, river view event area, tent, dock, boutique. $bj LOCUST GROVE Fort Germanna Visitor Center 2062 Germanna Hwy., 540-423-1700; germanna.org. Telling America’s story through the frontier experience of the original Fort Germanna settlers and their descendants using archaeological, historical and genealogical research and interpretation. bI Ellwood Manor & Wilderness Battlefield 36380 Constitution Hwy., 540-693-3200; nps.gov/frsp. Civil War battle between Grant and Lee, restored headquarters building. bI LOVE Royal Oaks Watchable Wildlife Loop 45 Royal Oaks Ln., 540-943-7625. View birds and wildlife on this Royal Oaks trail. LOVINGSTON Nelson County Tourism & Visitors Bureau 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy., 434-263-7015; nelsoncounty.com. Blue Ridge Mountains, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, orchards, hiking and biking. bj Blue Ridge Fruit Loop 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy., 434-263-7015; blueridgefruitloop.net. Savor local fruits and berries. Pick your own. Festivals. Tours. Blue Ridge Parkway 650 Afton Cir., 434-263-7015; nelsoncounty.com. First 30 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway- Nelson County. j Explore Nelson Wine 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy., 434-263-7015; nelsoncounty.com. Tour and taste at 9 wineries, each with spectacular views. Nelson 29 Craft Beverage Trail 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy., 434-263-7015; nelson29.com. Tour seven wineries, breweries and a distillery along Route 29. Fortune’s Cove Nature Preserve Fortune’s Cove Ln., 434-263-7015; nelsoncounty.com. 755-acre conservancy preserve. 5.3-mile hiking, watchable wildlife trail, 7 viewpoints. j Norwood-Wingina Rural Historic District 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy., 434-263-7015; nelsoncounty.com. Historic plantations, tobacco barns, churches and canals along the James River. Jefferson Heritage Trail 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy., 434-263-7015; jhtva.com. Visit attractions along Route 29 from Monticello to Poplar Forest. Spirit of Red, White and Brew 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy., 434-263-7015; nelsoncounty.com. Nine wineries, seven breweries, three cideries, four distilleries, one meadery. Lovingston Historic District Front St., 434-263-7015; nelsoncounty.com. Village includes the oldest courthouse in continuous use in Virginia. bj Virginia Distillery Company 299 Eades Ln., 434-285-2900 vadistillery.com. Award-winning whisky served up with a firstclass experience. Brew Ridge Trail 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy., 434-263-7015; brewridgetrail. com. Virginia’s Original Beer Trail with five award-winning breweries. bj Monticello Artisan Trail 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy., 434-263-7015; artisanscenterofvirginia. org/index.php/ artisan_trail_network/artisan. Explore artisan studios and agri-artisan farms, craft food and beverages. Drumhellers Orchard 1130 Drumheller Orchard Ln., 434-263-5036; drumhellersorchard.com. Tour the farm - bus tours and school groups welcome. b Nelson 151 Craft Beverage Trail Rockfish Valley Hwy., 434-263-7015; nelson151.com. Virginia’s weekend address - six wineries, four breweries, cideries and a distillery. b LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA MAIN STREET COMMUNITY Lynchburg Visitor Center VG 216 Twelfth St. at Church St., 434-847-1811; lynchburgvirginia.org. Travel counselors available to make your trip to Lynchburg memorable! b Academy Center of the Arts 600 Main St., 434-846-8499; academycenter.org. Contemporary art gallery, pottery studio and historic performance theater. b Main Street Station Welcome Center—Richmond DOSWELL Kings Dominion VG I-95, Exit 98, 804-876-5000; kingsdominion.com. We’ve got the most hair-raising rides, the wettest water park, the most sizzling stage shows and tons of other cool stuff everyone can enjoy. b FABER DelFosse Trail 500 DelFosse Winery Ln., 434-263-6100; nelsoncounty-va. gov/departments/parksrecreation/hiking. 5.5-mile hiking and mountain biking trail at DelFosse Winery. Lower Rockfish Valley Watchable Wildlife Loop Rockfish River Rd. to Rockfish Depot, 434-263-7015. View birds and wildlife on this valley trail. Rockfish River VA-6, 434-263-7015. Canoeable in winter with very good scenery. Lee’s Retreat/Virgnia’s Crossroads 121 East Third St., 434-392-1482; vacrossroads.com. From Civil War to Civil Rightshistoric attractions & outdoor recreation. bj Virginia’s Heartland Regional Visitor Center 121 East Third St., 434-392-1482; visitfarmville.com. Information about shopping, golfing, canoeing, hiking, biking, museums, Civil War. bj Longwood Center For The Visual Arts 129 North Main St., 434-395-2206; lcva.longwood.edu. Nationally recognized, rotating exhibits focusing on Virginia artists. Robert Russa Moton Museum 900 Griffin Blvd., 434-315-8775; motonmuseum.org. Explores history of civil rights in education and America’s struggle to integrate. FORT LEE U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum Bldg. 5218, 2220 Adams Ave., 804-734-4203; qmmuseum.lee. army.mil. Museum interprets quartermaster corps history from 1775 to present. bI U.S. Army Women’s Museum Bldg. 5219, 2100 Adams Ave., 804-734-4327; awm.lee.army. mil. The only museum in the world dedicated to Army women!bI FORT UNION Fork Union Military Academy 4744 James Madison Hwy., 434-842-3212; forkunion.com. Nationally-known boys military-style boarding school founded in 1898. GLADSTONE James River 924 Front St., 434-263-7015. Ideal for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and small boats. James River State Park VG 104 Green Hill Dr., U.S. 60 E, 800-933-7275; virginiastateparks.gov. bj GLEN ALLEN Meadow Farm Museum 3400 Mountain Rd., 804-501-5520; co.henrico. va.us/rec/current_programs/ meadow_farm. An 1860 living historical farm and museum with programs and exhibits. b GOOCHLAND Goochland County Chamber of Commerce 2913 -D River Rd., West, 804-556-3811; goochlandchamber.org. Goochland, a day well spent with history, recreation, wineries, craft breweries, cidery. Kayak river launch, mountain bike trails. GORDONSVILLE Gordonsville Visitor Center VG 200 South Main St., 540-832-1735; townofgordonsville.org. A charming town of quaint shops and galleries, a noted Civil War museum and critically acclaimed restaurants in the heart of historic central Virginia. bjI Exchange Hotel and Civil War Museum 400 South Main St., 540-832-2944; hgiexchange.org. Restored 1860 railroad hotel and Civil War hospital; exhibits, re-enactments. $b GREEN BAY Come to Madison for the hiking, history, artisans, scenery, the Taste of the Mountains, Music and Apple Harvest Festivals, the breweries, wineries, or your destination wedding! Stay in a B&B, cabin, camper, RV, lodge, vacation rental house, tent or even a yurt! High Bridge Trail State Park VG 6888 Green Bay Rd., 800-933-7275; virginiastateparks.gov. b Twin Lakes State Park VG 788 Twin Lakes Rd., 800-933-7275; virginiastateparks.gov. $bI HANOVER Hanover Tavern 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd., 804-537-5050; hanovertavern.org. Central Virginia’s home for history, dining and theater. bI HENRICO Henrico County Tourist Information Center at Dabbs House 3812 Nine Mile Rd., 804-652-3406; henricorecandparks.com. Informational brochures about Henrico County. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. bI BRIAN CAMP 104 FARMVILLE VIRGINIA MAIN STREET COMMUNITY madisonva.com VIRGINIA .ORG 105 CENTRAL VIRGINIA CENTRAL VIRGINIA g VG M E E T S E N V I R O N M E N TA L S TA N D A R D S O F T H E V I R G I N I A G R E E N P R O G R A M q u O F F E R S A C C E S S F O R P E O P L E W H O A R E B L I N D O R H AV E L O W V I S I O N b BUSES/GROUP S WELCOME c P E T - F R I E N D LY FA C I L I T Y $ P R O V I D E S P R I N T E D M AT E R I A L I N B R A I L L E ADMISSION REQUIRED I Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum 1313 Pierce St., 434-845-1313; annespencermuseum.com. Home of internationally acclaimed African-American poet. House museum and garden. $bj Packet Boat Marshall Riverside Park - Rivermont Ave., 434-455-5858; lynchburghistoricalfoundation.org. The Marshall carried Stonewall Jackson’s body to Lexington. Pole Green Church Site Rural Point Rd., 804-261-3837; historicpolegreen.com. Open air historic church site. Guided tours available upon request. b Lynchburg Museum 901 Court St., 434-455-6226; lynchburgmuseum.org. Exhibits and stories of the people of Central Virginia-free admission! b Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College 1 Quinlan St., 434-947-8136; maiermuseum.org. An outstanding collection of American art from the 19th-21st centuries. Open yearround, the Maier offers special exhibitions, rotating displays of the collection and educational programs. b Miller Claytor House & Garden 2200 Miller-Claytor Ln., 434-528-5353; lynchburghistoricalfoundation. org. Circa 1791. Open by appointment only. Gardens open year-round. b Monument Terrace Church and 9th Sts., 434-847-1811; lynchburgvirginia.org. Scenic attraction of 139 steps with monuments to Lynchburg soldiers. (804) 648-5015 HistoricStJohnsChurch.org 106 PROVIDES SIGN LANGUAGE Cold Harbor National Battlefield 5515 Anderson Wright Dr., 804-226-1981; ashlandva.gov. Site of 1864 battle, features guided tour. bj Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre 4000 Candlers Mountain Rd., 434-582-3539; liberty.edu/snowflex. Year-round skiing, snowboarding and tubing on a synthetic ski slope. b 2401 E. Broad St., Richmond W PROVIDES ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEMS Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum 401 Taylor St., 434-847-1465; gravegarden.org. Established in 1806, this cemetery is home to 20,000 citizens. bj Jones Memorial Library 2311 Memorial Ave., 434-846-0501; jmlibrary.org. Second oldest public library in Virginia. Specialty: genealogy and history. b “Liberty or Death” Reenactments Richmond’s First Cemetery Guided Tours & Gift Shop s Amazement Square 27 Ninth St., 434-845-1888; amazementsquare.org. Hands-on museum offering four floors of interactive exhibitions. $bI Historic Sandusky 757 Sandusky Dr., 434-832-0162; historicsandusky.org. Union headquarters during the 1864 Civil War Battle of Lynchburg. $b Historic St. John’s Church Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775 PROVIDES DES CRIPTIONS BY A TRAINED AUDIO DES CRIBER ADA-COMPLIANT Fort Early 3511 Memorial Ave., 434-455-5858; lynchburgvirginia.org. Civil War earthworks, cannon and Jubal Early memorial. b Give me liberty or give me death! D P R O V I D E S A D E V I C E U S E D F O R C O M M U N I C AT I O N W I T H A N D B E T W E E N H E A R I N G I M PA I R E D National Civil War Chaplain’s Museum 1971 University Blvd., 434-582-7090; liberty.edu. Looking at the role of religion during the Civil War. The Nature Zone 301 Grove St., 434-455-5828; lynchburgparksandrec.com. Hands-on or just take in the “wild” sights. bj Pierce Street Renaissance Historic District 1300-1400 blocks of Pierce St., 434-845-1313; annespencermuseum.com. African-American historic district & Civil War medical Camp Davis. bj Point of Honor 112 Cabell St., 434-455-6226; pointofhonor.org. Furnished Federal home, tours, gift shop, grounds, early medical exhibit. $b Shoemakers American Grille 1312 Commerce St., 434-455-1510; shoemakersdining.com. Rated #1 by Tripadvisor, upscale dining, seafood, steaks, outdoor patio. bjI South River Meeting House 5810 Fort Ave., 434-239-2548; qmpc.org/srmh.htm. Lynchburg’s first known house of worship. John Lynch buried in adjacent cemetery. Waterstone Fire Roasted Pizza 1309 Jefferson St., 434-455-1515; waterstonepizza.com. Rated top 25 pizzeria in USA. Fire-roasted pizzas, salads, sandwiches and biergarten. bjI MADISON Madison County Visitor Center 110 North Main St., 540-9