Mt. Vernon, home of George Washington; Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson; Stratford, home of Robert E. Lee, Confederate general; Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial; Richmond, capital of both the Confederacy and of the state today; Booker T. Washington's birthplace near Roanoke; Colonial Williamsburg
Points of Interest
Shenandoah National Park; Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Parks; the Skyline Drive; and the Blue Ridge National Parkway
Virginia borders Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
Follow these links to read articles about Virginia from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Kids Commonwealth http://www.kidscommonwealth.virginia.gov/home/
Here is Virginia's official state site for kids.
Other State Links
50states.com: Virginia http://www.50states.com/virginia.htm
The site provides a wealth of information about Virginia. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
Things To Do in Virginia http://www.thingstodo.com/states/VA/index.htm
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Virginia's entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state's interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
Roadside America: Virginia Attractions http://www.roadsideamerica.com/map/va.html
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of "weird sites along the highway" in Virginia.
Civil War Richmond http://www.mdgorman.com/
This site is an online research project that collects documents, photographs, and maps having to do with Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War.
Children's Museum of Virginia http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/
This lively site describes the exhibits, activities, and classes available in a special museum for kids found at Portsmouth, Virginia.
FedStats: MapStat: United States: Virginia http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/51000.html
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on "economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more" in Virginia.
Virginia was the site of the surrenders ending the American Revolution (Yorktown) and the Civil War (Appomattox).
Virginia is called the Mother of Presidents because eight U.S. Presidents were born there.
Tobacco was once Virginia's sole economic crop.
Opened in 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is 18 miles long and has two bridges and two mile-long tunnels. It extends over the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and connects the cities of Cape Charles and Norfolk.
Government employment, especially the Federal government and military, has replaced tobacco as the state's number one industry.
Some Famous People from this State
Explorers William Clark and Merriwether Lewis, who led a famous expedition to the Pacific ocean.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd, explorer and first man to fly over North and South poles.
Edgar Allen Poe, author of works such as The Tell-Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher.
Booker T. Washington, African-American educator and founder of Tuskegee Institute.
Presidents from Virginia with links to ipl2's POTUS (Presidents of the United States) page: