US States/Virginia/Historical sites

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This page is about Historical Sites in Virginia.

Summary of Historical Sites in Virginia[edit]

Virginia is a historical icon of the USA. From the first English colonization in 1607, to desegregation from the 1940s - 1960s.

Historical Sites[edit]

Thomas Jefferson's house - Monticello[edit]

Thomas Jefferson's house, Monticello.

Visit Thomas Jefferson's house, Monticello, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

History[edit]

Monticello is a mansion of Thomas Jefferson located in Charlottesville, Virginia. This mansion was Thomas Jefferson's home for 56 years until his saddening death on July 4, 1826 at the age of 83. Not long after Jefferson's death, Jefferson's daughter sold the house to Uriah P. Levy, a naval officer. Levy later gave it to the people of the United States. By 1879, Jefferson M. Levy was in full ownership, but he sold it to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation. The mansion was opened to the public on 1954.

Virginia State Capitol[edit]

A beautiful view of the Virginia State Capitol.

Visit the State Capitol of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia on Capitol Square.

History[edit]

The Capitol was designed by Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the USA, and first occupied by the Virginia General Assembly in 1788. The Confederate Congress was here to during the Civil War. The east and west wings were added around 1904 - 1906. The Capitol then reopened after a $104.5 million restoration and expansion project. They are also tours of the Capitol, even on the holidays.

Historic Jamestown[edit]

Visit Jamestown in it's colonial time and learn how the settlers lived in the island of Jamestown in the James River.

Sources[edit]

  1. http://www.virginia.org/historicsites/
  2. http://www.vahistorical.org/collections-and-resources/virginia-history-explorer/civil-rights-movement-virginia
  3. http://www.monticello.org/
  4. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Monticello.aspx
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_State_Capitol
  7. http://www.virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/VirginiaStateCapitol/
  8. http://preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/historic-jamestowne
  9. http://www.apva.org/BaconsCastle/
  10. http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/a-brief-history-of-bacons-castle.htm