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Central Virginia

Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the largest in Virginia with more than 500,000 square feet of exhibits.

Central VA Attractions

MonticelloCentral Virginia has numerous attractions that will spark the interest of all kinds of travelers.

Berkeley Plantation

Berkeley Plantation is a must-see attraction for anyone who is interested in Virginia colonial history.
Things to Do in Central Virginia

Booker T. Washington National Monument

Located in Franklin County, Virginia the National Monument of Booker T. Washington honors an exceptional man come from humble beginnings.

Petersburg National Battlefield

During the Civil War, the historic town of Petersburg played an important role in what has since been called the longest siege in American warfare.
> Petersburg > Central Virginia > National Parks

Maggie L. Walker National Historical Site

The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site is honors a woman who dedicated her life to advancing the civil rights of women and African Americans.

Monroe Estate

James Monroe's HighlandTour the official home of James Monroe, the country's fifth President, among the rolling hills of Charlottesville.
> Charlottesville > Central Virginia > Charlottesville > Cultural > Educational > Historical

Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake State Park is a wonderful place to visit, especially for a summer getaway.
> Bedford County > Central Virginia > State Parks

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park, located in the heart of Central Virginia, commemorates a battle pivotal to the history of the United States.
Central Virginia Events

Hanover Tomato Festival

The Annual Hanover Tomato Festival showcases more than 200 art, craft and food vendors, as well as plenty of tomato tasting.
Date: Saturday, Jul. 09
> Mechanicsville > Central Virginia > Festivals > July

Best Events in October

Choosing the 10 best Virginia events in October is no easy task because it’s festival season.
Date: Monday, Sep. 30

Carytown Watermelon Festival

The Carytown Watermelon Festival is held every year in August. This fruit celebration involves more than 3,000 watermelons and 115,000 people, making it the largest one-day festival in the state of Virginia.
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 16
> Richmond > Central Virginia > Festivals > August

Dinwiddie Christmas Parade

Visit downtown Dinwiddie from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the annual Dinwiddie Christmas Parade.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 23
> Dinwiddie > Central Virginia > Festivals > December

Greene County Fair

Come to Greene County, Virginia to experience the fun and back-home warmth of a real, rural county fair and its people.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 09
> Stanardsville > Central Virginia > Fairs > August

Mineral Bluegrass Festival

The Mineral Bluegrass Festival presents three days of bluegrass music bands at Walton Park in the town of Mineral.
Date: Thursday, Jul. 21
> Mineral > Central Virginia > Festivals > July

State Attractions

Berkeley Plantation
Historic Jamestowne
Lewis Ginter Garden Tour
Natural Bridge Nature’s Art
Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall
Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Air and Space Center
Washington’s Mt. Vernon
Monroe Estate
Southern Virginia Attractions
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