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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
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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

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Michie Tavern's Ordinary

Though Mitchie Tavern is also listed in my "Things to Do" tips, I couldn't miss adding Mitchie Tavern's Ordinary to the "Restaurants" tips as well. Connected to the Tavern and on a slight slope, the...
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Pink Cadillac Diner

Between the Pepto Bismol pink paint and the tacky turquoise trim, the Pink Cadillac Diner, not to mention the large King Kong statue out front stands out like a fly on a wedding cake. Inside, the...
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Old Forge Grill

Just a bit off the fast lane of I-64 is the Old Forge Grill in Providence Forge (New Kent County: just east of Richmond). The thing I like most about it is its simplicity and the "friends and...
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The Cheescake Factory

By now you know I'm addicted to the Cheesecake Factory Cheese cakes. For no reason other than to have cheese cake, we left downtown Washington and drove all the way to Dulles Town Center for...
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Flip Flops V.B. Grill

I was made aware of this eating place on the Food Network programme "Diners Drive Ins and Dives". A friend of mine and I happened to be in Virginia Beach and we decided to try it out. It has a sort of...
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Chesapeake Grill & Virginia Originals

Normally I do not write restaurant tips under a state unless it is a state-wide restaurant chain. But in this case, the restaurant is on Sea Gull Island and VT doesn't have that location in the...
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Texas Roadhouse

For a chain steakhouse the food was great,very large selection of steaks and chicken some seafood.You are able to view the size and cut of steaks before you order Menu for children also.Service and...
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Extra Billy's

A day before we left the USA Nat (b1bob) invited us (my wife and me) to Extra Billy's restaurant located at the West End, 5 miles northeast of the downtown Richmond. Warning: it's closed on Saunday...
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China Garden

Normally, I would say Chinese isn't my favourite foreign cuisine. However, China Garden in Portsmouth, Virginia finds a way to do it right. Those familiar with my gluttony would find it logical that I...
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Red Lobster

Red Lobster is an American "chain" restaurant and many people dislike chain restaurants, and favor local restaurants while traveling. I prefer a mix of the two types. Red Lobster offers fine fare with...
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Country Cookin'

Country Cookin' is a small chain of country style American restaurants in Southwestern Virginia. They offer copious food for the low price. Lunch prices range from $4-6 and supper is only slightly...
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Sticks Kebob Shop

There are two of these Middle Eastern fast food restaurants in Charlottesville and one in Richmond. I have a sneaky suspicion this will expand dramatically in the next few years and I'll have to...
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Tim's Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse - Dumfries

Tim's Rivershore Restaurant ... half the fun is getting there! For game seven of the Stanley Cup finals, we decided to meet at a friend's house in the Dumfries/Woodbridge area to watch the game. I had...
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Padow's

Padow's started out in 1936 as a grocery store in historic Jackson Ward. It gradually made the transition from grocery to deli by specialising in hams. By the end of the 1980s, it was a full deli with...
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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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Town Hall and Market Square

The historic Town Hall and market square was constructed between 1814 and 1816. It is currently the home of the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. The square is used for outdoor musical...
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