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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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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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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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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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The Cannonball Trail

If there is only one thing you do when visiting Norfolk, it should be taking the day to walk the Cannonball Trail. This is a self guided tour around historic downtown Norfolk. There is signage at the...
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Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center

The historic site of Yorktown Battlefield includes a Visitor Center with a 16 minute film, museum, sales shop and restrooms. We dropped in here at the end of the day, saw the film and we bought our...
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Bad Neighbourhoods

That write up is ridiculous. Chamberlayne Ave. has a lot of vacant and in-need-of-repair properties, and therefore prime for low rent, group homes, and subsidized housing. There are some areas that...
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Swimming in the Potomac River

Toward the end of the Boyd's Hole Trail, you arrive at a beach on the Potomac River. There is a nice viewpoint and several benches. There is also a big sign warning people not to swim in these waters...
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Behave yourself

If you happen to be walking on Broad Street in the downtown area, you will see alot of people standing by their selves . When you walk by them, don't be suprised if they say hello as if they know you....
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Local Ways

Sometimes when you are indoors, picture taking can be a tough challenge. Whether or not to use flash, how far to stand away from an object, which angle to shoot from... if you need any advice while in...
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Funny Warnings

Richmond is like many other cities... it is not exempt from people who do not pick up after themselves, so as a warning to you and to keep you shoe clean from poo, make sure to be conscious of where...
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Those bloody taxes

When you dine in Richmond make sure you bring a few extra bucks for the dreaded meals tax. Richmond is the only place in the metro area which includes Henrico, Hanover, and Chesterfield that has a...
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