Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 Locomotive

The bullet-nosed streamlined steam Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 Locomotive’s design is considered one of the most novel and striking in railroad history. Completed in May 1950 by […]

Blue Ridge Tunnel

Located in the Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District, the Blue Ridge Tunnel (also commonly known as the Crozet Tunnel) is a single-track railroad tunnel constructed between 1850 and 1857 that was […]

Snickersville Turnpike

The Snickersville Turnpike stretches south to north from the village of Aldie in the Bull Run Mountains to the village of Bluemont—formerly known as Snickersville—in western Loudoun County. Before colonial […]

Jordan’s Point Historic District

Lexington’s Jordan’s Point Historic District is tied to the story of the city’s industrial and transportation history during the 19th and early-20th centuries. The partnership of John Jordan and John […]

Manassas Water Tower

With its construction in 1914, the 147-foot-tall Manassas Water Tower signaled the community’s pivot from a small rural town to a modern city with a planned infrastructure. It arose during […]

Georgetown Pike

Georgetown Pike, in Fairfax and Arlington counties, was constructed between 1813 and 1827 by two privately organized turnpike companies to connect Georgetown markets with agricultural and manufacturing interests in Leesburg […]

USS Wisconsin

The USS Wisconsin is an Iowa-class battleship, the largest class of battleships the U.S. ever built. The 887-foot vessel was launched on December 7, 1943 (the second anniversary of Pearl […]

General Electric Specialty Control Plant

The General Electric Specialty Control Plant was constructed in 1953-55, with an expansion in 1960, and covers more than 25 acres along the South River in Waynesboro. The plant, which […]

NASA Langley Research Center Historic District

Established in 1917, during World War I, originally as the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory and the nation’s first civilian aeronautics laboratory, the NASA Langley Research Center in the city of […]

Great Falls Park Historic District

The Great Falls Park Historic District, in Fairfax County, encompasses part of the Potomac Canal, an 18th-century engineering achievement spearheaded by George Washington, and recognized in 1982 as a National […]