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 […]


Riverlawn was designed and built by Heron Murray in 1874, and has served alternately as a vacation home and full-time private family residence since. The house is located near Williams […]

Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line

The Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line is a remnant of one of several railroads built in the antebellum period in Northern Virginia to replace older wagon and river transport networks […]

Main Street Banking Historic District

As the historic financial center for the capital and, for a time, Virginia, the Main Street Banking Historic District is significant. Financial institutions were first established on Main Street in […]

National Valley Bank

The influence of the Neoclassical Revival on America’s Main Street is well demonstrated in the façade of the National Valley Bank. Inspired by the triumphal arches of ancient Rome, the […]

Cliff Kill Site

This site on the crest of the Blue Ridge, in the Shenandoah National Park, is Virginia’s only known example of a prehistoric cliff kill site. Despite the absence of faunal […]

Samuel Miller House

Tobacconist, merchant, and railroad investor Samuel Miller (1792-1869) rose from poverty to become one of the wealthiest men in the antebellum South. A recluse, he resided in this unpretentious ca. […]


This expansive Dutch Colonial country house served as the rural retreat of Carter Glass from 1923 until his death in 1946. A foremost public figure of the 20th century, Glass […]