Haven B. Howe House

The Haven B. Howe House is a fine example of a high-style, Reconstruction-era farmhouse, constructed during the 1870s from materials available on the property and in the region. Featuring porch […]


A good example of rural Federal-style architecture that features transitional elements of early Classical Revival and Greek Revival styles, and currently located within Cumberland State Forest, Trenton is a two-and-one-half-story, […]

Oak Hill

Located within Cumberland State Forest, Oak Hill is a two-story, three-bay, frame dwelling constructed around 1810 by plantation owner William Mynn Thornton (1781–1856). Illustrating the tastes of the planter class […]

Southern Albemarle Rural Historic District

Settled largely by wealthy Tidewater Virginians as they pushed into the colony’s western frontier in the 1720s, the 83,000-plus acres in the Southern Albemarle Rural Historic District initially developed slowly. […]


Sandwich may be one of the oldest buildings in Middlesex County’s Urbanna Historic District. Built in the second half of the 18th century, the brick house sits on a bluff […]

Williamsburg Historic District

Williamsburg served as the capital of the Virginia colony from 1699 until 1776 and as the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia until 1780. Laid out by Governor Francis Nicholson, […]

George Washington Birthplace National Monument

The site of George Washington’s birthplace is a tract on Pope’s Creek, just off the Potomac River in Westmoreland County, purchased in 1718 by Washington’s father, Augustine. Born on February […]

Skyline Drive Historic District

Extending through eight counties, the world-famous Skyline Drive is a testament to the expanding movement for conservation, public outdoor recreation, and regional planning that became a hallmark of New Deal […]


An arrestingly unconventional Queen Anne mansion, Killahevlin was designed by the Washington, D.C. firm of A. B. Mullett and Co. for the prominent Virginia conservationist William E. Carson. Born in […]

St. John’s Church Historic District

Popularly known as Church Hill, the restored neighborhood surrounding the colonial St. John’s Episcopal Church contains an assemblage of 19th-century domestic architecture that makes up the city’s chief historic quarter. […]