Central Virginia is brimming with southern hospitality. Mitchie Tavern is a popular destination in Charlottesville
, as is visiting the 2,700-acre National Battlefield in Petersburg
, where the Confederate soldiers lost their battle for Richmond. As the Capital of Confederacy, Richmond
. is deep-rooted in the preservation of its past. The Museum of the Confederacy and the Valentine Museum pay homage to the tragedy of the Civil War. You can find the Civil War Trails Tour in Central VA
to plan a weekend or several weeks of exploration. In Charlottesville
you can visit the University of Virginia and Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson. The National D-Day Memorial was built in Bedford
to honor the community that lost more solders per capita than any other during the invasion of Normandy during World War II.