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Welcome to Virginia

Virginia is an American history icon. From the Shenandoah Valley to the Blue Ridge Highlands and from the Chesapeake Bay to the heart of Appalachia, great trips await the adventurous every RVer.

Begin your trip in the fantastic Shenandoah Valley. Stretching 200 miles across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, the Shenandoah Valley has been immortalized in song, dance, film and television. The Valley features picture-perfect postcard farms and inns along country roads and the popular Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. Visit the Natural Bridge and the region’s many caverns, which include Luray and Shenandoah.

The beautiful Shenandoah National Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles and includes the scenic 105-mile long Skyline Drive. The history and heritage of the region includes sites devoted to the pioneers including the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton and Cyrus McCormick’s Farm in Raphine.

In Lexington, visit Virginia Military Institute and Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University. Tour the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton to learn about the architect of the League of Nations.

Northern Virginia
Reminiscent of colonial times, rambling plantations, equestrian farms, and cobblestoned streets leading to quaint taverns, and historical gems abound in Northern Virginia.

Visit and discover such national treasures as George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and Great Falls National Park.

Arlington honors our nation's soldiers and military history at Arlington National Cemetery and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.

Alexandria is known for its rich colonial history and includes attractions where our nation’s Founding Fathers frequented, such as Christ Church, Gadsby's Tavern, and The Lyceum Historic Site and Museum.

Historic Downtown Fredericksburg features specialty, craft, and antique shops in restored 18th- and 19th-century buildings. Tour Washington's boyhood home at Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore Plantation.

Central Virginia
Settlers arrived in central Virginia as early as 1617. Today's living history interpreters share those stories at Henricus Historical Park where Pocahontas grew up, and Wilton House Museum, Richmond's own Georgian plantation.

Richmond offers a range of attractions including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Science Museum of Virginia, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, the Museum of the Confederacy, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, and Black History Museum and Cultural Center.

Take the Civil War Trails to see preserved battlefields through Richmond, Petersburg, and onto Appomattox. Visit sites like the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, and Appomattox Court House and National Historical Park. Presidential related historical sites include Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland, James Madison's Montpelier, and Patrick Henry's Red Hill.

The National D-Day Memorial was built in Bedford to honor the community that lost the most solders per capita during the invasion of Normandy during World War II.

Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads
Tour America’s Historic Triangle: Jamestown, first permanent English settlement in the New World; Williamsburg; and Yorktown. Colonial Williamsburg, the nation's largest living history museum, is a functional colonial town.

Chesapeake Bay
Virginia's Chesapeake Bay region features George Washington’s birthplace and the estate of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Stratford Hall.

Visit Westmoreland Berry Farm and Orchard, famous for their jams, jellies, and climbing goats.

Northern Virginia - Eastern Shore
The Eastern Shore is accessible via the 17.5-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The Shore stretches 70 miles and is situated between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

Places Welcoming You
Lake Gaston Americamps
Bracey, VA
 
Christopher Run Campground
Mineral, VA
 
Shenandoah Valley Campground
Mount Jackson, VA
 
Staunton / Walnut Hills KOA
Staunton, VA
 
Bull Run Regional Park
Centreville, VA