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Albemarle Cider Works

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2545 Rural Ridge Lane
North Garden, VA  22959

Albemarle Cider Works crafts full-bodied ciders using Virginia heirloom apples which were first cultivated in this region by Thomas Jefferson. Take a tour of the orchard and discover a century of cider making in Virginia.
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Ash Lawn Highland

Ash Lawn Highland Garden2050 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, VA  22902

Home to our fifth President James Monroe and his wife Elizabeth, Ash Lawn Highland showcases life for the Monroes’ on this scenic mountain homestead before and during the Presidency. It’s interior showcases classically inspired French furnishings imported from Europe during the reign of Napoleon, as well as finely crafted American furniture.
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Barboursville

Barboursville

P.O. Box 136
Barboursville, VA 22923

Owned by the Zonin family, proprietors of the largest Italian wine company, producing wine since 1821, Barboursville Vineyards concentrates on quality. Tastings are available daily in the newly enlarged tasting room in the winery. Venture out beyond the winery to discover the Barboursville Ruins estate to Governor James Barboursville or enjoy a glass of wine on the patio.
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Blue Mountain Brewery

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9519 Critzer Shop Road
Afton, VA  22920

Virginia’s first countryside brewery, hop farm and tasting room. Serving ten hand crafted brews on draft every day paired with a local food menu. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Mountain Brewery is truly an oasis of beer in a sea of wine. Full restaurant menu includes handmade gourmet pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, cheese plates, and dessert. Serving local meats and produce. All of our breads are made fresh daily by Goodwin Creek Bakery.
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Bold Rock Cider

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1020 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA 22958

A cidery in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains open daily for tours, tastings and hard cider to go. Take a self-guided tour of the cider facility or learn some cider facts with a visit to the Cider Museum onsite.
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Carter’s Mountain Orchard

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1435 Carter’s Mountain Trail
Charlottesville, VA  22901

Located on Carter’s Mountain, the orchard offers great views of Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. From April to November come out and pick your own apples, peaches and Nectarines or visit the farm market and bakery to stock your shelves with country favorites – find apple butter (our top-selling item!), jams and jellies, and fruit syrups and pancake mixes, among many items. Mountain Grill is open for lunch and serves Virginia Barbeque.
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English Innlobby-and-conservatory

2000 Morton Drive
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Enjoy the amenities of a modern hotel blended with the charm of an English country inn just minutes from downtown  Charlottesville. Amenities include the largest indoor pool in the Charlottesville region and in the British tradition four o’clock tea.
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Fairfield Inn

577 Branchlands Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Conveniently located near the University of Virginia and the historic downtown district of Charlottesville. The Fairfield offers newly renovated rooms, complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool, fitness center and free WiFi.
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Feast

416 W Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Gourmet market specializing in locally and sourced products. Stop by for lunch to enjoy tasty sandwiches and salads or shop the market for some artisan cheese, meats and chocolates.
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James Madison’s,

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1350 Constitution Highway,
Montpelier Station, VA 22957

Montpelier over the last 20 years have been going through a fascinating and extensive architectural project. One that has returned Montpelier to the structure that James and Dolley Madison knew. Tours of the house talks about their life after the Presidency and the people that visited them there. In one of the upstairs rooms you will hear about the modern day restoration efforts and view an exhibit on how research of the interior walls, ceilings and floors uncovered the original fabric of the Madison’s home.
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Market At Grelen

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15091 Yager Road
Somerset, VA  22972

Nestled in the idyllic countryside of Virginia’s Piedmont region is the Market at Grelen, an upscale market, nursery and place of learning that connects you with nature. Special gardening workshops, events and upscale garden shop makes Market at Grelen a gardeners paradise.
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Michie TavernThe Ordinary at Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA  22902

At Michie Tavern guests are ushered into 18th century tavern life through a sensory experience where taste, touch, sight, smell, & sound recreate the past. Whether one dines on bountiful southern fare, engages in a self-guided exploration of the original tavern or visits 4 unique shops — the Michie Tavern experience renders a remarkable & memorable journey .
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Monticello Artisan Trail

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Artisans Center of Virginia
P.O. Box 166
Greenville, VA 24440

Artists, galleries and studios make up this comprehensive trail of art through Charlottesville and surrounding area. Meet local talents or part take in some art of your own.
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Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Post Office Box 316
Charlottesville, VA 22902

One of America’s treasures, Monticello was the home of our third president, Thomas Jefferson. An extensive look at Jefferson and his genius is delivered through exhibits, introductory film, and extensive tour of his beloved estate.
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Paramount Theater

215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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The Whiskey Jar

227 W Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Serving Southern Comfort recipes made by Chef Will Richey with locally sourced ingredients for a true “Farm to Table” experience. All the restaurant’s produce is organic and comes directly from Chef Richey’s farm, Red Row Farm. You couldn’t get more natural then that.
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One Bowman Drive
Fredericksburg, VA  22408

A. Smith Bowman began commercial distilling at the end of Prohibition in 1934. Today the distillery is operated by Sazerac, Inc., owners of some of America’s very best distilleries. Today’s Bowman products are top-shelf quality. Tours and tastings offered daily.
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Amy’s CafeAmy's Cafe

103 W. Cambridge Street
Fredericksburg, VA  22405

Amy’s Cafe serves up a relaxed atmosphere an innovative chef creations and homemade desserts.
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3300 Dill Smith Drive
Fredericksburg, VA  22408

The Blue and Gray met here in battle in 1862. Today, Blue & Gray come together in harmony for some of Virginia’s best craft brews. Fredericksburg’s first brewery offers guided tours daily that show how hops and malt, with lots of tender, loving care, end up a cool golden liquid with a delicious taste.
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503 Sophia Street
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

American cuisine with fresh seafood, hand carved steaks and speciality pastas infused with a southwestern flair.
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917 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

European and German style food and a wide array of beer are available on draft. Open for lunch and dinner.
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120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, VA  22405

Chatham Manor is the only house visited by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln – not to mention Clara Barton, Walt Whitman and a host of other historic notables. Used as a military headquarters and hospital during the Civil War the house is now headquarters of Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Military Park.
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The Comfort Suites Fredericksburg located near Historic Fredericksburg offers the best essentials needed, including All Suites, 100% Nonsmoking, free wi-fi and hot breakfast, free guest laundry, fitness center, business center, indoor pool, walking distance to many restaurants and shopping.

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1013 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

 

 

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706 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Promoting Fredericksburg’s tourism businesses and area events to visitors both domestically and internationally. On site information and tour services are offered through the Fredericksburg Tourism Visitor Center.
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Gari Melcher’s Home and Studio

224 Washington Street
Fredericksburg, VA  22405

Belmont, a National Historic Landmark,  reveals the lives of an American artist and his wife, Corinne. Melchers was schooled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Academie Julian and became a leader of the American school of painters in Paris. Gary and Corinne spent their happiest years here at this 18th century estate, where he died in 1932.
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George Washington’s Ferry Farm

268 King’s Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

On the site of George Washington’s boyhood home archaeologist are uncovering clues about the childhood of our nation’s first president. Take an iPad tour to learn about George Washington’s earlier years and find out the latest discoveries being unearthed.
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Historic Kenmore

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1201 Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

Built by George Washington’s sister and her husband, this beautiful Georgian-style mansion reflects the wealth of the Fredericksburg merchant. The house is famed for its intricate decorative plaster ceilings, all original to the house. Guided tours of the house and gardens available year-round.
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Hartwood Wineryhartwood-1

345 Hartwood Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Crafting award-winning wines since 1989, Hartwood Winery offers 14 different wine varieties that appeal to any palate. Enjoy a tasting or just relax on the patio over looking this rural family farm.
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Hugh Mercer ApothecaryHugh Mercer Apothecary

1020 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Dr. Mercer served the citizens of Fredericksburg with medicines and treatments for fifteen years. Leeches, lancets, snakeroot, and crab claws made up just some of the remedies. Today the restored 18th century Apothecary offers interactive conversation with costumed interpreters, who provide a glimpse at medicines and treatments of that period.
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James Monroe Museum & Memorial LibraryJames-Monroe-Museum-Fredericksburg-VA

908 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

A museum displaying many of the personal possessions and papers belong to our nation’s fifth president. Articles and items belonging to Monroe and his wife during Monroe’s long political career and include fine jewelry, paintings, miniatures, and the Louis XVI furniture purchased when Monroe was emissary to France.
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Kybecca Craft Barkybeccapons

402 William Street
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

Vintage craft cocktails, wine and speciality recipes made with seasonal fresh produce in a sheck setting downtown. Dinner only.
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Liberty Town Arts

Liberty Town Art Center

916 Liberty Street
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

Throughout Virginia artists have banded together to repurpose existing buildings and form cooperative enclaves that combine working studios, workshop space and galleries. Liberty Town Art is such a location. Meet a local artist and discuss their work or watch them as they create. Art workshops available in pottery, watercolor painting and glass art.
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Mary Washington HouseMary Ball Washington House

1200 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

George Washington purchased this simple framed house for his mother in 1772 and she spent the last 17 years of her life here. The house and her beloved gardens are open for tours daily.
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Potomac Point Vineyard & WineryPotomac Point Winery

275 Decatur Road
Stafford, VA  22554

A wine destination straight out of  Tuscany with its Mediterranean  style building and european wines. Enjoy a tasting and a tour before part taking in some lunch in the cafe.
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Rising Sun TavernRising Sun Tavern

1304 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

Originally built as a home by George Washington’s younger brother Charles the Rising Sun Tavern showcases the late 1700’s when it was a tavern. A popular stopover for travelers visiting the colonial town of Fredericksburg, the tavern was a place to socialize, gamble, dine and sleep. Today tavern wenches greet you with creative stories about the tavern activities and the people who visited there.
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Ristorante Renatoristorante-renato

422 William Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Authentic italian cuisine made from traditional recipes from Northern and Southern Italy. Popular dishes include, Tortellini alla Panna, Agnolotti and Agnello alla Romana and are complemented with an decadent dessert menu.
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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA  22406

Professional stage performances of Broadway musicals and children’s theater in a formal center for the arts. Past performances include, the Phantom, Mame, Sister Act, and Sound of Music. A formal meal created by the center’s resident chef is served prior to each performance.
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200 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Located in Fredericksburg’s historic train station The Bavarian Chef offers hearty German cuisine in addition to steaks and seafood. Speciality appetizers and desserts served daily.
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Agecroft HallAgecroft Hall Courtyard

4305 Sulgrave Road
Richmond, VA 23226

Agecroft Hall is a 15th-century Tudor style home on the scenic James River. The house was originally built in Lancashire England but was dismantled and reassembled in Richmond by Thomas Williams. A tour introduces you to the 15th-century through original art, tapestries, furnishings, and gardens.

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American Civil War Center

The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

500 Tredegar Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Coming in 2017! A multi-campus museum that includes an interactive museum that displays artifacts and stories that tells the stories from the perspective of the Union, Confederate and African-American , cafe, education and research area. On a separate campus you can tour the White House of the Confederacy which was the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the war.

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Black History Museum and Cultural CenterBlack History Museum

122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA  23220

Coming in 2016! The Black History Museum and Cultural Center has highlighted the struggles and accomplishments of African-Americans in Virginia through artifacts, documents, and photographs since it opened in 1991. This year it will reopen in a new location at the Leigh Street Armory with expanded exhibit space, research library and event space.

Beth Ahabah Museum

1109 W. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA  23220

Changing exhibits tell the story of Richmond and Virginia Jewish experiences. The collection includes portraits, genealogies, photographs, documents and memorabilia.

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Chocolates By KellyChocolates by Kelly

5047 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225

A third generation chocolatier Kelly shares her talent of making chocolate through workshops and her yummy chocolates.

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Crossroads Art Center730, 731, 732 and Crossroads 048

2016 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, Virginia 23230

Crossroads Art Center exhibits the work of emerging and established mid-Atlantic artists and promotes awareness and understanding of art forms, from crafts to fine art. The gallery represents more than 225 artists and is a cultural resource and an active participant in Richmond’s thriving arts community.

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Dabbs House

Dabbs House

3812 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23223

Robert E. Lee’s headquarters during the Seven Days Battles. Excellent small museum on site.

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7239 Lookout Drive
Richmond, VA  23225

Discover the James boat excursions puts you up close to the history and wildlife of the James River. Come within feet of American bald eagles, great blue herons, and osprey as they capture their morning meal. Learn about the river’s history and hear the stories of  Civil War battles and gunboats that fought on it waters.

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1914-16 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223

The Poe Museum features the life and career of Edgar Allan Poe by documenting his accomplishments with pictures, relics, and verse, and focusing on his many years in Richmond. It boasts the world’s finest collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings.

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2306 North Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA  23220

Blow your own glass creation at Richmond’s premier hot glass experience at Glass Spot Studio. Artist Chris Skibbe will guide you through the steps of creating glass art during a workshop or if you just want to observe a demonstration.

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13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069

Hanover Tavern has welcomed guest since the 1730’s as a place to meet, dine, and socialize. Today audio tours of the tavern offer a history of the people and events that took place here. Patrick Henry had his law office here and during the Civil War it was a stopping place for Union soldiers during the Overland Campaign.

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11300 Winfrey Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Situated on 37 picturesque acres Lavender Fields Herb Farm is a family business on a sixth generation family farm offering gardening workshops, wreath decorating classes, over 200 varieties of organic vegetables and herbs to purchase, gardening supplies and expert gardening staff on-hand to answer those difficult gardening questions. The garden shop is full of unique and local gifts, farm fresh raw local honey, gourmet ice cream and all things lavender.

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