History and Social Studies

Featured Historic Places/Sites

Agecroft Hall

Explore science and history at Agecroft Hall—a little piece of 17th-century England on the James River. On a tour of the hall, groups will see the 17th-century style sleeping chambers, carved staircases, ceramics, documents, and textiles. 4305 Sulgrave Rd., Richmond, VA 23221. Tel: 804-353-4241 ext. 119. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Capitol Tours

910 Capitol Street, Richmond, VA 23219. 804-698-1788. Tour the first public building designed by Thomas Jefferson and past home to the General Assembly. Free.

First Landing State Park

2500 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. 757-412-2300. The park's two centers give groups a glimpse of what life was like for the English colonists that first disembarked here in 1607, and also highlight the park's ecosystems. Recreational activities, cabin rentals, and ranger-led programs available. Fee.

Fort C.F. Smith Park

2411 24th St. North, Arlington, VA 22207. 703-243-7329. Groups will see the preserved ruins of 22 forts from the Civil War era, which include the bomb proof, 11 gun emplacements, the fort well, and more. On a walking tour of the park, groups may see resident and migrating birds, an assortment of plants and flowers, the farm shed, Hendry House, and more. Fee.

Historic Jamestowne

Explore the very ground where America began in Historic Jamestowne. Visitors can explore the James Fort site with experienced archaeologists, park rangers, and educators who help bring the past to life. Address: 1368 Colonial Pkwy, Jamestown, VA 23081. James City County. Tel: 757-229-4997. Cost: Fee.

James Madison's Montpelier

Tour the past home of James Madison, the former president and father of the Constitution with exhibits, archaeological sites, gardens, forests, and hands-on activities. 11395 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station VA 22957. 540-672-2728. Cost: Fee.

Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center

445 Darden Towe Park, Charlottesville, VA 22911. 434-979-2425. Tour the hands-on educational center with programs on the arts, history, and science. Fee.