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Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour
"The tour begins when you are picked up from your departure point by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Your tour guide is award-winning historian Rick Britton and he will give you all the facts of the historical sites that you will see. The highlights in where infamous slave auctions took place. Continue on to see The University of Virginia what once was the headquarter of the Confederate General Hospital. Then on to Rio Hill the site of Albermarle County's only clash of arms.ABOUT YOUR GUIDEA historian of the Old Dominion Rick Britton specializes in 18th and 19th-century Virginia history. His areas of expertise include the American Civil War the life and times of Thomas Jefferson and the history of the central Piedmont. With over 200 published articles and essays under his belt
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Private Winery Tours in Charlottesville
"Choose the perfect vehicle to accommodate your group and then be picked up at your hotel. Find a seat and with complimentary bottled water and a cooler and ice for your wine relax as you are driven through Charlottesville.Arrive at your first winery Jefferson Vineyard. Sample the modern viticulture created by this vineyard located between two presidential homes. Next visit Blenheim Vineyards where you have a selection of wines made from the piedmont landscape. After Blenheim Vineyards
From $325.00
 
Private Winery Tours in Charlottesville
"Choose the perfect vehicle to accommodate your group and then be picked up at your hotel. Find a seat and with complimentary bottled water and a cooler and ice for your wine relax as you are driven through Charlottesville.Arrive at your first winery Jefferson Vineyard. Sample the modern viticulture created by this vineyard located between two presidential homes. Next visit Blenheim Vineyards where you have a selection of wines made from the piedmont landscape. After Blenheim Vineyards
From $325.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Virginia

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Outlying Areas

drewry's bluff is one of 13 sites managed by the richmond national battlefield park. this 90 foot bluff has a commanding view of the james river. at the begining of the civil war the confederates...
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Marshlands and Beaches

You really have to go some to have an "off the beaten path" tip on a place so off the beaten path as Tangier. The only evidence of human life on the unspoiled beach at the southwest of the island is...
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Balls Bluff Battlefield Park

A 218 acre forested park located on the suburban northeastern edge of Leesburg, on bluffs high above the Potomac river, the Ball’s Bluff Regional Park preserves the battlefield that had far reaching...
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Flora and Fauna

I saw a few, quite pretty dogs in Richmond but nothing compare to... that stone dog on my picture. He was alone, kept the basket with a pot in his mouth and welcomed to one of the houses on Monument...
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James River Plantations

There are five historic plantation houses and grounds along scenic Route 5 in Charles City County along the north side of the James River east of Richmond. Many date from the earliest years of...
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Shockoe Bottom

Off the beaten path a bit from downtown Richmond, but within walking distance of the Virginia State Capital, is an area of Richmond known as Shockoe Bottom. This area of Richmond is known as one of...
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Richmond's Byrd Theater

Located in the heart of the artsy Carytown district of Richmond, there is a grand ole theater called the "Byrd", named for William Byrd I and II. Its name around Richmond is "Richmond's Movie Place",...
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Shockoe Slip

Shockoe Slip is the name give to the area on the Southeastern side of Richmond's financial district, which is also the area closest to the river. This area was fairly unique, as we went from a fairly...
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University of Richmond (or U of R)

The University of Richmond (or U of R, as it's locally called) is the closest thing in Virginia to a northeastern Ivy League School. My friends who attend (or are alumni of) the University of Virginia...
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BB & T (old First National Bank) Building

The old First National Bank Building was one of the first high-rise buildings in Richmond (built in 1913). It helped create the skyline of Richmond and dominated it for almost 40 years and was the...
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The River

Many Richmonders go for bank holiday weekends to the river. I don't mean the James River that bisects the city, but to cottages they maintain or rent along the Rappahannock or Potomac Rivers. In the...
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Trip around University of Richmond

If you have a good deal of time on your visit to Richmond, touring the University of Richmond campus is a must do. The campus itself plays host to some of the finest architecture on college campuses...
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St. John's Church

Visiting St. John's church is a must do for anyone who visits Richmond. St. John's church is one of the most historic churches in the entire country. This is the famous place where Patrick Henry gave...
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Reedville

In the early 20th Century, the town of Reedville was pretty well isolated from the urban areas of Richmond and Tidewater. Despite that isolation, Reedville was thought to be the richest little town in...
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Top Things to Do in Virginia

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Canal Walk

Capt. Christopher Newport landed in what is now known as Richmond, Virginia on May 24, 1607. Newport was part of the original settlement that had just landed at Jamestown. Along with 21 crew members,...
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Governor's Palace

I've been to the Governor's Palace twice - once in 1962-63 when we lived in Norfolk, and again after my dad died in 1973. These photos are all from 1963 The first photo shows the Palace through the...
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Signal Knob

Stopping at the Signal Knob wayside while driving north on the Skyline Drive was a great choice. We had already stopped a few times before and thought maybe this is one to skip. The ranger had...
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Beaches and Activities

My girlfriend and I put together a Virginia Beach vacation. We both love outdoors, water, hiking and nature, but we needed something that was totally relaxing. We found Spa Phoenix on the web....
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Monticello

Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson for most of his life. Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 and died on July 4 1826. He was America’s Third President of the United States, Congressman, Author...
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Jail Alley

While I was walking along Caroline Street, I passed an alley with the words "Jail Alley" painted on the wall of a building in the alley. I took a few pictures and decided to check this out when I...
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"VIRGINIA's northwestern region off the beaten path"
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"Welcome to VIRGINA"
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"The Ole Dominion"
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