Pictures taken from my parents vacation in Virginia
Dixie Pottery – Located in the Blue Ridge Highlands off I-81 Exit 13 and in Claypool Hill Mall at Rte 19 and Rte 460.
Barter Theatre Abingdon, Virginia – The State Theatre of Virginia, shows February to December. www.bartertheatre.com for tickets.
National D-Day Memorial – In the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bedford Virginia www.visitbedford.com.
Natural Bridge of Virginia – One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, Cavern tours, Wax Museum, Monacan Indian Living History Villagewww.naturalbridgeva.com.
George C. Marshall Museum – Lexington Virginia, exhibit on the Nobel prize winning architect of the Marshall Plan, open 9-5 except holidays, www.marshallfoundation.org.
Frontier Culture Museum – living history museum with exhibits on Europe and America’s past open daily, Exit 222 off I-81, www.frontiermuseum.org.
P. Buckley Moss Museum – Waynesboro Virginia, Exhibits works by artist P Buckley , free admission, www.pbuckleymoss.com.
Grand Caverns – Caves, March weekends and daily April-October, Exit 235 off I-81.
Endless Caverns – Virginia's longest caverns tour Exit 257 off I-81 N. or Exit 264 off I-81 S., www.endlesscaverns.com.
New Market Battlefields State Historical Park – Site of 1864 Confederate victory famous by charge of VMI Cadets, Exit 264 off I-81, www.vmi.edu/museum/nm.
Shenandoah Caverns (VA’s only cavern with elevators), Exit 269 off I-81, www.shenandoahcaverns.com.
Luray Caverns – National Landmark, eastern USA largest and most popular caverns, world’s only Stalacpipe Organ, open year-round, Exit 264 off I-81, www.luraycaverns.com.
Shenandoah National Park – Mountain playground with rustic cabins or guestrooms available, hiking, mountain cuisine, horseback riding, 1 ½ hours west of Washington DC, www.visitshenandoah.com.
National Firearms Museum – Fairfax, Virginia 500 years of American history and 600 years of firearm development, displays 2000 firearms, www.nrahq.org/museum.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens – 8 miles from Alexandria, Virginia, Over 500 open acres overlooking the Potomac River, includes George Washington’s mansion and tomb, 2 museums, open daily, www.mountvernon.org.Flying Circus Airshow – 22 miles North of Fredericksburg, Virginia, antique airplanes, skydiving, sightseeing, located , www.flyingcircusairshow.com.
Potomac Mills – 220 discount direct dealers, one of the world’s largest outlet malls, Exit 156 off I-95, www.potomacmills.com.Agecroft Hall & Gardens – Historic home rescued from destruction in England, 23 acres of gardens overlooking the James River, www.agecrofthall.com.
Science Museum of Virginia – Richmond, Virginia, Hundreds of hands-on exhibits, IMAX DOME shows giant films and multimedia, in www.smv.org.
Berkeley Plantation – Charles City, Virginia, 1726 , historic plantation, ¼ mile of gardens.
Shirley Plantation – between Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia oldest plantation, North America’s oldest family business, been through eleven generations, home of Robert E. Lee’s mother, views of James River, Rte 5 www.shirleyplantation.com.
Virginia Air and Space Center – Hampton, Virginia, NASA artifacts, IMAX Theater, www.vasc.org.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel – 17.6 miles between each shore, world’s largest bridge-tunnel complex, www.cbbt.com.
The Assateague National Wildlife Refuge – Great for observing wildlife, trails, facilities, beach, close to Chincoteague Island, www.chincoteaguechamber.com.
Virginia Beach – Miles of clean beaches, recreation, family activities, shopping and more
Virginia Marine Science Museum – Virginia Beach, largest aquarium with over 800,000 gallons, includes IMAX 3-D and 2-D theater, www.vmsm.com.
Norfolk Botanical Garden – 155 acres and 24 theme gardens, open daily, www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org.
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center and the Battleship Wisconsin – Open year-round in downtown Norfolk, includes the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, www.nauticus.org.
Children’s Museum of Virginia – Portsmouth. Virginia Olde Towne, over 80 hands-on exhibits, www.childrensmuseumva.com.
St. Luke’s Church – Smithfield, Virginia, Nation’s only original Gothic church, houses the oldest organ in the US