Camping in Virginia
Think Virginia and you might imagine Jefferson's Monticello, Civil War battles sites, the Cumberland Gap, Assateague Island and more. Bring the family camping in Virginia and visit America's first settlement, Jamestown, learn about where the US won the Revolutionary War in Yorktown, take a ride at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park or stand in wonder at the famous Luray Caverns in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Don't miss a thing.
Poplar Forest offers 40-minute guided tours of Jefferson's octagonal house. House tours also include the hands-on history tent which offers activities from Jefferson's era, including brickmaking, building a bucket, and writing with a quill pen. There is also a toddler's corner with puzzles and coloring pages.
Children's Museum of Virginia
Children's Museum of Virginia offers over 90 hands-on exhibits for kids of all ages, including an awesome toy train collection, a planetarium and tons more, you can experience some enlightening discoveries with the family!
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap is 130 acres of rolling hills and woods, with an abundance of natural resources. Within the boundaries of the park are streams, meadows and heavily wooded areas. It is the only National Park dedicated to the Performing Arts
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,167-mile (3,488 km) footpath along the ridge crests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in north Georgia. The trail traverses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia.
Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial
The house that Robert E. Lee called home for 30 years and one uniquely associated with the Washington and Custis families is preserved today as a memorial to General Lee, who gained the respect of Americans in both the North and South.
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
Approximately 110,000 casualties occurred during the four major battles fought in the vicinity of Fredericksburg, Virginia making it the bloodiest ground on the North American continent. In 1927 the U.S. Congress established Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Memorial National Military Park to commemorate the heroic deeds of the men engaged at the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House.
Mannassas National Battlefield Park
Manassas National Battlefield park was established in 1940 to preserve the scene of two major Civil War battles. Located a few miles north of the prized railroad junction of Manassas, Virginia, the peaceful Virginia countryside bore witness to clashes between the armies of the North and South in 1861 and 1862.
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
First thoughts of the Chesapeake Bay often bring up images of crabs and oysters. But, as the largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bay has touched and influenced much of the American story – early settlement, commerce, the military, transportation, recreation and more. The Bay and its surrounding 64,000 square mile watershed hold a treasure trove of historic areas, natural wonders and recreational opportunities.
The Summit at Snoqualmie
The Summit-at-Snoqualmie sits 45 minutes east of Seattle in the heart of the Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest. The Summit consists of six base areas and offers the most night skiing/riding acreage in the United States. Considered one of the best areas to learn how to ski or ride, the Summit has a vast variety of terrain that accommodates all abilities and disciplines.