Virginia's Historic Homes & Gardens
Home to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, Virginia is in many ways the birthplace of America and the home of U.S. history.nbsp; It is also literally the birthplace of eight presidents and numerous Revolutionary and Civil War heroes. Virginia was among the wealthiestMore »
Home to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, Virginia is in many ways the birthplace of America and the home of U.S. history.nbsp; It is also literally the birthplace of eight presidents and numerous Revolutionary and Civil War heroes. Virginia was among the wealthiest southern states in the antebellum period, resulting in a long tradition of stately homes on luxuriant plantations. In addition to their elegant architecture and classic southern styling, these homes feature some of the most extravagant and noteworthy gardens on the eastern seaboard. nbsp; From the James River Plantations to the Shenandoah foothills, Virginia''s Historic Homes and Gardens celebrates the legendary houses and landscapes of Old Dominion. Virginia natives, the authors travel throughout the state to highlight the best of the famous and lesser-known homes. Including such national landmarks as George Washington''s Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson''s Monticello, the book brilliantly illustrates the homes'' exteriors and interiors as well as their gardens and landscaping.nbsp;nbsp; Historical details accompany the exquisite color photographs, along with useful information on each site''s location. List of Feature Houses: Adam Thoroughgood House 1636 Parish Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 nbsp; Lee Hall Mansion 163 Yorktown Road Newport News, VA 23603 www.leehall.org nbsp; Smith''s Fort Plantation 217 Smith Fort Lane Surry, VA 23883 www.apva.org/smithsfort nbsp; Bacon''s Castle 465 Bacon''s Castle Trail Surry, VA 23883 www.apva.org/baconscastle nbsp; Berkeley Plantation 12602 Harrison Landing Road Charles City, VA 23030 www.berkeleyplantation.com nbsp; Shirley Plantation 501 Shirley Plantation Road Charles City, VA 23030 www.shirleyplantation.com nbsp; Appomattox Manor Cedar Lane and Pecan Street Hopewell, VA 23860 www.nps.gov/archive/pete/mahan/eduhistcpaxmnr.html nbsp; Stratford Hall Plantation 483 Great House Road Stratford, VA 22558 www.stratfordhall.org nbsp; Mary Washington House 1200 Charles Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 www.apva.org/marywashingtonhouse nbsp; Kenmore 1201 Washington Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401 www.kenmore.org nbsp; Gunston Hall Plantation 10709 Gunston Road Mason Neck, VA 22079 www.gunstonhall.org nbsp; Woodlawn Plantation 9000 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 www.woodlawn1805.org nbsp; Mount Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, VA 22121 www.mountvernon.org nbsp; Carlyle House 121 North Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA 22314 www.nvrpa.org/parks/carlylehouse nbsp; Oatlands Plantation 20850 Plantation Lane Leesburg, VA 20175 www.oatlands.org nbsp; Virginia''s Executive Mansion Capitol Square 203 Governor Street Richmond, VA 23219 nbsp; The John Marshall House 818 East Marshall Street Richmond, VA 23219 www.apva.org/marshall nbsp; Maymont 1700 Hampton Street Richmond, VA 23220 www.maymont.org nbsp; Scotchtown 16120 Chiswell Lane Beaverdam, VA« Less
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