The estate of Eyreville, located within the Eastern Shore county of Northampton, sits on a flat neck of land that extends into Cherrystone Inlet, which opens onto the Chesapeake Bay. […]

Hickory Hill Slave and African American Cemetery

Part of a former plantation in Hanover County, the Hickory Hill Slave and African American Cemetery is important for its direct association with the historical experience of blacks in Virginia […]

Oak Hill

Oak Hill, an ambitious Federal plantation house, was erected in 1823-1825 by Samuel Hairston. It was one of the largest and finest of the residences constructed along the Dan River […]

Mathews Downtown Historic District

The Mathews Downtown Historic District captures an area generally known as the Mathews Court House village in Mathews County and which had been occupied by Virginia Indians since the Early […]

Foster Site

The nearly three-quarter-acre Foster Site, located on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, contains archaeological features and artifacts associated with the family of a free African American seamstress, Catherine […]

Dancing Point

Dancing Point in Charles City County is important for the landscape and architectural design work commissioned and executed there between 1970 and 1976 for the property’s then owners, Eugene B. […]


Kenwood, in Gloucester County, began in the early 1800s as a simplified Federal-style house. It is located near the “Greate Road” (today’s U.S. Route 17), a corridor of increasing economic […]

Point Lookout Archaeological Site

Point Lookout Archaeological Site is a rural Euro-American domestic site that dates to the period 1642-1859. It is located on Robins Neck in Gloucester County. The property’s primary archaeological resource […]

Melrose Caverns and Harrison Farmstead

In the central Shenandoah Valley, the Melrose Caverns and Harrison Farmstead is a 142-acre property in Rockingham County along U.S. Route 11. Visited by both Union and Confederate soldiers – […]

Tangier Island Historic District

The Tangier Island Historic District encompasses architectural and archaeological resources on this island that is home to a traditional watermen’s community that is part of Accomack County. Prior to the […]