Dumpling Island Archaeological Site

Dumpling Island Archaeological Site, situated on the Nansemond River in Suffolk, is a remarkably well-preserved 14-acre archaeological site dating to the Late Woodland period (ca. 900-1607). Historical documentation suggests that […]

Old Forge Farm

Old Forge Farm is the site of Isaac Zane’s late-18th-century ironworks, the largest industrial operation in the Shenandoah Valley, which employed more than 100 persons to cast and forge pots, […]

Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine Historic District

Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine Historic District, located along both sides of the North Branch of Quantico Creek in Prince William Forest Park, includes the major producer of pyrite ore in […]

Public Quarry at Government Island

Government Island lies in Aquia Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, in northern Stafford County. Located on this 17-acre island are five known quarry sites and the remnants of […]

Werowocomoco Archeological Site

Werowocomoco, located along the York River’s Purtan Bay, is the only site in Virginia where the three legendary figures of paramount chief Powhatan, Captain John Smith, and Pocahontas crossed paths. […]

Sharon Indian School

As an example of the evolution of race-based segregated education, the Sharon Indian School served as a center of education for the Upper Mattaponi Tribe for more than 50 years. […]

The Cove

Situated on a finger of land in a horseshoe bend on the Halifax County side of the Staunton River, The Cove reveals the history of this region from Indian habitation […]

Pocahontas Island Historic District

The Pocahontas Island Historic District, located on the north side of the Appomattox River in the city of Petersburg, is an African American community dating from the mid-18th-century with evidence […]

Dale’s Pale Archaeological District

The Dale’s Pale Archaeological District is a collection of four Chesterfield County-owned archaeological sites, constituting a vitally important area in our nation’s early history. The district’s name alludes to one […]

Arlington Archaeological Site

Arlington Archaeological Site in Northampton County contains intact deposits from several periods in Virginia history and information essential to expanding knowledge about all of them. Late Woodland (A.D. 900-1607) and […]