From the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia has something for everyone. Some of the state's top destinations include Colonial Williamsburg, the largest outdoor educational living museum in America; Shenandoah National Park, which boasts wetlands, waterfalls and rocky peaks; and Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson.
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The historic Big Meadows Lodge, built in 1939, has an easy, natural feeling and is officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Colonial Williamsburg - This historic attraction features a plethora of restored or re-created buildings from the 18th century.
Monticello - See the former home of Founding Father, U.S. president and co-author of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson.
Jamestown Settlement - This living history museum tells the story of America's first permanent English colony.
The best time to visit Virginia is during the spring, when the weather is most pleasant, and autumn, when the fall foliage is breathtaking. To celebrate America's independence, visit Colonial Williamsburg on the 4th of July, which includes public readings of the Declaration of Independence and a fireworks display.