Morven Park

Located in the Catoctin Rural Historic District north of Leesburg, Morven Park is best known as the home of Westmoreland Davis, governor of Virginia from 1918 to 1922. From the […]


Burlington, a 700-acre plantation on the Mattaponi River, has been the property of the Gwathmey family since Owen Gwathmey II acquired the land in the mid-18th century. The tract is […]


The contrasting qualities of elegance, domesticity, and remoteness, all characteristic of Virginia’s colonial plantation life, are keenly felt at Tuckahoe. The eastern Goochland County plantation was one of several established […]

Walter Reed Birthplace

Dr. Walter Reed, conqueror of yellow fever, was born in 1851 in this cottage at Belroi, a Gloucester County crossroad. The tiny house, a rural, one-room vernacular dwelling, is typical […]

Woodlawn Plantation

The five-part mansion at Woodlawn Plantation was completed in 1806 on a site (in Fairfax County’s Woodlawn Cultural Landscapes Historic District) overlooking lands formerly part of Mount Vernon. Woodlawn Plantation […]

Port Royal Historic District

The tiny Rappahannock River community of Port Royal in Caroline County was a thriving tobacco port during colonial times. Named for Thomas Roy’s tobacco warehouse, the town was established in […]

Douthat State Park Historic District

Encompassing over 4,000 acres of scenic mountain lands, Douthat State Park in Alleghany and Bath counties was the first of six state parks established in Virginia by the Civilian Conservation […]

Appomattox Court House

At this remote settlement, after four years of fighting, Gen. Robert E. Lee, his retreat blocked, surrendered his army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. Lee’s capitulation […]

Fairfax-Moore House

The aristocratic Fairfax-Moore House in the Alexandria Historic District is a classic example of an 18th-century Georgian, side-passage town house. With its three stories and rear ell, it exemplifies the […]