Encompassing a large swath of land between Chesapeake Bay and the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia is one of the country's most beautiful states. There's an endless array of things to see and do here; history buffs will appreciate the many historic landmarks found here, wine lovers will revel in the chance to explore wine country and sip on some of the country's best wines, and adventure enthusiasts will appreciate the state's excellent fishing, hiking, and skiing.

1. The Inn at Little Washington

The Inn at Little Washington
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Found on the main street of the historic colonial town of Washington, the Inn at Little Washington is made up of a collection of charming Victoria buildings. The rooms and suites in the main inn feature opulent decor and free Wi-Fi, while many of the rooms in the outbuildings feature additional luxurious touches like marble floors, private gardens or patios, and cozy fireplaces. A continental breakfast is included in the room rate, and the hotel is also proud to offer complimentary rental bikes and an afternoon tea service. Guests are welcome to enjoy their other meals at the whimsically decorated hotel restaurant. Browse our Romantic Weekend Getaways in Virginia guide for more ideas.

309 Middle St, Washington, VA 22747, Phone: 540-675-3800

2. Lansdowne Resort and Spa

Lansdowne Resort and Spa
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Sitting on the shores of the Potomac River, the Lansdowne Resort and Spa is a stunning 476-acre property with 45 holes of championship golf and a cutting-edge spa that offers special wine-inspired spa treatments. The warmly-decorated rooms offer gourmet coffee-making facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and flat screen TVs; suites also come with separate dining or living areas and private balconies. The four on-site restaurants offer everything from upscale fireside dining to casual pub-style eats, and a brunch buffet with bottomless mimosas is offered on Sunday mornings. An airport shuttle service is offered for a surcharge. Things to Do in Leesburg

44050 Woodridge Pkwy, Leesburg, VA 20176, Phone: 703-729-8400

3. Primland

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Tucked away on 12,000 acres of land in the southwestern part of the state, Primland is a beautifully secluded resort that provides easy access to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The luxurious accommodations range from classic lodge-style rooms to cozy tree houses overlooking the river; most come with amenities like high-end toiletries, flat screen TVs, and high-quality linens. The on-site fin-dining restaurant prides itself on preparing its cuisine with organic, locally-sourced ingredients as much as possible; guests looking for a more casual dining experience can also visit the resort's cozy pub, which offers outdoor dining when the weather permits.

2000 Busted Rock Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120, Phone: 866-960-7746

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4. Goodstone Inn and Restaurant

Goodstone Inn and Restaurant
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Goodstone is a luxury country inn located on a 265-acre working farm 3.4 miles from downtown Middleburg. The inn’s elegant rooms and suites are decorated with original antiques, botanical prints, and wood paneling, and all have fireplaces and outdoor patios. They have modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs, beautiful mountain views, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. There are several private cottages with kitchens, fireplaces, and small courtyards with fountains. The guests enjoy the use of a spa and an outdoor hot tub. The Inn’s farm-to-table restaurant is known for its superb food and extensive wine cellar.

36205 Snake Hill Rd, Middleburg, VA 20117, Phone: 540-687-3333

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5. Virginia Hotels: The Bristol Hotel

Virginia Hotels: The Bristol Hotel
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The Bristol Hotel is one of Bristol's most chic luxury hotels, located adjacent to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum near Interstate 381. The hotel, which was originally constructed in 1925 as the Bristol Arcade by tobacco heir Hardin Reynolds, was utilized as an office building throughout much of the 20th century but remodeled into a new stylish hotel in 2018. Today, it maintains many of its original Classical Revival-style design elements and adds modern amenities to its 65 traditional-style guest rooms and suites, including flat screen televisions, coffee makers, mini fridges, and work desks. Upgraded suites sleep up to seven guests, offering pull-out sofas, private sitting areas, and historic window views. Dining options range from street-side soul food at Vivian's Table to rooftop cocktails at Lumac, which boasts unparalleled 360-degree views of the Smoky Mountains.

115 Country Music Wy, Bristol, VA 24201, Phone: 276-696-3535

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6. The Clifton

The Clifton
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Nestled in the beautiful countryside of West Virginia, the Clifton is a boutique hotel that perfectly combines modern amenities with elegant historical charm. The intimate hotel is made up of five buildings that contain a total of only 20 guest rooms, each of which is uniquely decorated. Some rooms include luxurious touches like clawfoot tubs, fireplaces, and private balconies. There are also several wonderful dining experiences to choose from on the property, including the resort's signature restaurant, an elegant wine cellar, and an exclusive "Chef's Counter" experience that allows guests to watch as their food is prepared.

1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911, Phone: 434-971-1800

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7. Virginia Hotels: Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria

Virginia Hotels: Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria
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Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria is a charming hotel located near Old Town Alexandria, less than a mile from the banks of the beautiful Potomac River. The gorgeous King Street waterfront hotel offers convenient access to top area attractions such as the George Washington Masonic National Memorial and provides easy access to downtown Washington, D.C. via the city's Metro system. Lovely, bright hotel rooms and suites showcase city and river views from all rooms and are stocked with amenities such as flat screen televisions, coffee makers, and complimentary wireless internet. The hotel's delicious Hummingbird Bar and Kitchen serves up Southern coastal fare with a focus on fresh-caught crab, oysters, clams, and fish. A state-of-the-art fitness center is also offered, along with a 24/7 business center and pet-friendly amenities.

220 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: 703-721-3800

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8. Oceanaire Resort Hotel

Oceanaire Resort Hotel
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Conveniently located right across the boardwalk from the water at Virginia Beach, the Oceanaire Resort Hotel is perfect for visitors who want to enjoy the ocean and all the amenities the boardwalk has to offer. Guests can choose between studio rooms and suites; all are equipped with flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and granite countertops, and the suites have luxurious add-ons like whirlpool tubs, full kitchens, and separate living areas. There are plenty of communal spaces to relax in as well, including indoor and outdoor pools, a tiki bar, a martini lounge, and a tenth-floor sundeck.

3421 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Phone: 855-582-2473

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9. Inn At Willow Grove

Inn At Willow Grove
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The former plantation home that houses the Inn At Willow Grove was originally built in 1778, and in 1979 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, the hotel is anything but dated; it underwent a completely modern renovation in 2010, and it's now one of the most luxurious hotels in the area. The rooms boast flat screen TVs and fireplaces, and some also offer heated bathroom floors, elegant soaker tubs, and kitchens. Butler service is available free of charge, and resort amenities include a beautiful garden, a chic spa, and a restaurant that specializes in farm-to-table American-style cuisine.

4079 Plantation Way, Orange, VA 22960, Phone: 540-317-1206

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10. Shenvalee Golf Resort

Shenvalee Golf Resort
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Boasting three nine-hole golf courses, Shenvalee Golf Resort is a relaxed resort with motel-style rooms that are accessed via an exterior corridor. The first golf course was opened to the public in 1927, but it's changed with the times; in 2016, the resort introduced an exciting new sport called FlingGolf that can be played on the same courses as traditional golf. All rooms come with flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, and they feature private balconies with views of either the pool or the golf course. Other resort amenities include a casual restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a pro golf shop.

9660 Fairway Dr, New Market, VA 22844, Phone: 888-339-3181, (website link)

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11. The Alexandrian

The Alexandrian
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Previously known as the Hotel Monaco Alexandria, the Alexandrian is a beautiful historic hotel found in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. The contemporary rooms all come with work desks, complimentary Wi-Fi, yoga mats, and flat screen TVs, while some upgraded rooms come with features like whirlpool tubs, lofts, and wet bars. Hotel amenities include a heated pool, a well-equipped fitness center, and a business center. A casual on-site tavern-style restaurant offers American cuisine made with local ingredients, and guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary wine reception every evening. Room service is available 24/7.

480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: 703-549-6080

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12. The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center

The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center
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Housed inside a breathtaking mansion that was constructed in the late 1720s, the Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center is a stately hotel that boasts an excellent location on a 650-acre property. Many of the rooms offer sweeping views of the lush resort property, and some are decorated with unique touches like four-poster beds, original artwork, and antiques. Guests who want a different experience can also choose to book one of the resort's two suites, which offer front porches and plenty of space to relax in. An on-site restaurant offers meals and drinks, and an excellent brunch is available every Sunday morning.

3105 River Road, South Boston, VA 24592, Phone: 434-517-7000, (website link)

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13. Resorts Near Me: Kingsmill Resort

Resorts Near Me: Kingsmill Resort
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Featuring two 18-hole golf courses and a sophisticated spa, Kingsmill Resort is a wonderful destination for golfers and non-golfers alike. The large rooms all include fireplaces, flat screen TVs, and work desks, but guests who want more space can book one of the suites, which come with full kitchens, fireplaces, laundry machines, and private balconies or patios. Private houses and cozy cottages are available on the property as well. The four resort restaurants are ideal for both intimate dinners and large gatherings; private events can also be held in the resort's riverfront house, which offers patios and beautiful event space.

5576, 1010 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 800-832-5665

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14. The Founders Inn and Spa

The Founders Inn and Spa
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A Hilton hotel, the Founders Inn and Spa is conveniently situated less than ten miles away from the Norfolk International Airport. The laidback rooms come with amenities like flat screen TVs and coffee machines; some also feature elegant French doors that provide access to the resort's beautiful garden courtyard. The 26-acre property features two beautiful pools, but there is also a complimentary shuttle available to take guests to the nearby beach during the summer months. Other resort amenities include an upscale restaurant with a terrace, an American-style tavern, a fitness center, tennis courts, and walking trails.

5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, Phone: 757-424-5511

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15. Virginia Hotels: The Jefferson Hotel

Virginia Hotels: The Jefferson Hotel
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Designed and decorated in a stunning Beaux Arts style, the Jefferson Hotel is a five-star hotel that first dates back to 1895. The hotel has hosted a large number of famous guests over the years, including thirteen American presidents, and the 181 rooms and suites are intended to provide guests with the comfortable sense of being at home. All rooms feature elegant marble bathrooms with luxurious soaker tubs, and they also offer amenities like flat screen TVs, work desks, and coffee machines. The beautifully-decorated lobby is another highlight of the hotel; it features a stained-glass skylight and a small selection of shops.

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220, Phone: 888-918-1895

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16. The Martha Washington Inn & Spa

The Martha Washington Inn & Spa
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The former home of General Francis Preston and his family, the Martha Washington Inn & Spa is a historic inn located in the town of Abingdon. All rooms come with flat screen televisions and free Wi-Fi, and some also feature special touches such as garden views, wet bars, and separate sitting areas. A complimentary hot breakfast is provided every morning, and children under the age of 12 who are staying in the inn are also welcome to enjoy a free dinner. Other complimentary amenities include a nightly glass of port, morning coffee, rental bicycles, and an airport shuttle service.

150 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210, Phone: 276-628-3161

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17. Resorts Near Me: The Omni Homestead Resort

Resorts Near Me: The Omni Homestead Resort
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Dating back to 1766, the Omni Homestead Resort is set on a 2,000-acre property in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. The resort holds the honor of having hosted more than 20 American presidents over the years, and it's an ideal destination for anyone looking for an elegant getaway. The well-designed rooms are decorated in a charming Southern style, and many offer luxurious touches such as sun porches, fireplaces, and comfortable featherbeds. The resort fee includes nightly movies and use of the indoor pool and fitness center, and other resort amenities include two golf courses, an elegant restaurant, a spa, and hot spring pools.

1766 Homestead Dr, Hot Springs, VA 24445, Phone: 540-839-1766

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18. The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
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Only three miles away from the White House, the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is a five-star hotel that offers easy access to all that downtown DC has to offer. However, there are plenty of things to for guests to do at the hotel if they're not in the mood to go out; on-site amenities include a refined restaurant and lounge, a fitness center with a sauna and steam room, and indoor access to the neighboring mall. The rooms boast marble bathrooms, flat screen TVs, and high-thread-count linens, and room service is available 24 hours a day.

1250 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202, Phone: 703-415-5000

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19. Hotels Near Me: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Hotels Near Me: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
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Connected to the high-end Tysons Galleria shopping mall, the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner offers everything you'd expect from a Ritz-Carlton hotel. The elegant rooms come with amenities like Italian marble bathrooms, mini bars, iPod docking stations, and flat screen TVs; upgraded rooms and suites also include separate sitting areas and access to an exclusive lounge with complimentary food and beverages. Guests are welcome to enjoy their meals at the chic on-site wine bar and lounge, but room service is available 24/7 for anyone who would prefer to eat in the comfort of their own room.

1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102, Phone: 703-506-4300

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20. The Tides Inn

The Tides Inn
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With its excellent location on a peninsula off Chesapeake Bay, the Tides Inn boasts wonderful views of the water and plenty of opportunities to enjoy some of the best water activities in the state. The rooms are decorated in a cozy colonial style with classic marble bathrooms, and they feature modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs. When not relaxing in their rooms, guests are welcome to enjoy the many activities offered by the resort, including mixology classes, evening campfires, and oyster roasting lessons. Loaner bikes are available free of charge, and valet parking is included in the resort fee.

480 King Carter Dr, Irvington, VA 22480, Phone: 844-244-9486

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21. Virginia Hotels: Virginia Crossings Hotel

Virginia Hotels: Virginia Crossings Hotel
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Independently owned and operated, the Virginia Crossings Hotel sits on a beautifully-landscaped 20-acre property that was a battle site during the Civil War. The Civil War-style decor of the restaurant pays homage to the property's unique history, but the sophisticated rooms all feature modern touches like iPod docks and flat screen TVs. There are also plenty of communal resort amenities that guests can take advantage of, including a fitness center, an outdoor pool with a hot tub, volleyball and basketball courts, and an 18-hole championship golf course. Complimentary parking is available, and pet-friendly rooms can be arranged upon request.

1000 Virginia Center Pkwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059, Phone: 804-727-1400

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22. Hotels in Virginia: Wedmore Place

Hotels in Virginia: Wedmore Place
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Tucked between pine trees and vineyards on a gorgeous 300-acre property that belongs to the Williamsburg Winery, Wedmore Place is a romantic European-style country inn. There are 28 individually-decorated rooms for guests to choose from; each room is themed after a different region of Europe, and all come with king-size beds, wood-burning fireplaces, and coffee makers. A complimentary continental breakfast in offered every morning at the on-site restaurant, which offers a terrace and is also open for lunch and dinner. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a tavern, and an in-room massage service.

5810 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-941-0310, (website link)

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23. Williamsburg Inn

Williamsburg Inn
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Centrally located in the colonial heart of Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Inn is a stately five-star hotel perfectly suited to both business and leisure travelers. A complimentary city shuttle service is available, and guests who prefer to cycle can borrow bikes from the front desk free of charge. The comfortable rooms are all equipped with flat screen TVs, separate sitting areas, work desks, and luxurious marble bathrooms; some also feature elegant four-poster beds. On-site parking is provided free of charge, and guests are welcome to use the pool and the fitness center at the neighboring spa.

136 Francis St E, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-220-7978, 136 Francis St E, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-220-7978

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24. Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort
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Set on the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, the Wintergreen Resort is a ski resort open year-round. Instead of being at the base of the mountain, most of the amenities can be found at the tops of the mountains. There is a wide variety of activities here to keep guests entertained no matter what the time of year; skiing and snowboarding are the biggest draws in the winter, but summer brings the opportunity to swim, hike, mountain bike, and enjoy the resort's 45 holes of golf. Plenty of different lodging options are available as well, including hotel-style guest rooms, condos, and entire homes.

39 Mountain Inn Loop, Nellysford, VA 22958, Phone: 434-325-2200, 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Nellysford, VA 22958, Phone: 434-325-2200, (website link)

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25. Resorts Near Me: Keswick Hall

Resorts Near Me: Keswick Hall
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Situated approximately seven miles away from Thomas Jefferson's famous Monticello estate, Keswick Hall is an elegant resort set on a 400-acre property that offers a wonderful range of recreational opportunities. Guests are welcome to use the resort's 18-hole golf course, relax by the stunning infinity pool, or enjoy a treatment in the luxurious on-site spa; other possible activities on the property include hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, and tennis. The comfortable rooms and suites come with complimentary Wi-Fi, writing desks, and flat screen TVs, and some also offer additional features like living rooms and private terraces.

701 Club Dr, Keswick, VA 22947, Phone: 434-979-3440

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More Ideas: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is the oldest museum in the United States that is solely devoted to collecting and displaying American folk art. Visitors will be immersed in the 18th, 19th and 20th century pieces in the collection that features more than 4,000 objects.


The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is a part of the larger historical experience known as Colonial Williamsburg. For 81 years, Williamsburg, Virginia was one of the most influential and powerful colonies in America. Today, Williamsburg is memorialized in an original and educational way – by restoring the historical buildings and immersing visitors in the time-period.

Current Exhibitions:

The Carolina Room: This exhibition features a modest home from 19th century North Carolina Decorative woodworking, intricate wallpaper, colorful marble, and polished stone are representative of the costly materials used during that time-period. This is an ongoing exhibition.

Down on the Farm: This exhibition follows the journey of a hand-carved wooden dog named Prince. Folk art is narrated with whimsical and rhyming storyline to tell how Prince goes on an adventure through a busy farm to find his missing cousin. This is an ongoing exhibition.

Color and Shape: The Art of the American Theorem: This exhibition features 11 colorful still life paintings which explore how different artists of the time used theorem painting to create their own unique view on the world. This exhibition is on display until January 2018.

We the People: American Folk Portraits: The ever-growing collection of folk art portraits is a beloved part of the Museum’s exhibitions. These folk portraits capture the lives of people who shaped American history and life as we know it. Newly acquired pieces and museum favorites will be on display and accompany the “introduction to folk art” program and “folk art Fridays”.

German Toys in America: During the 19th-century, more than 2/3 of toys in America were made in Germany. This exhibition features the popular and rare toys that made childhood in America during that time very special.

The World Made Small: This exhibition features a 15-foot long dollhouse from the early 1900’s complete with 11 unbelievably detailed rooms with intricate miniature furniture. There is a daily tour which explores many more elaborate dollhouses on display.

From Forge and Furnace: A Celebration of Early American Iron: This exhibition is a celebration of cast iron artwork. Everything from stoves to hinges were crafted with intricate embellishments and these attractive yet functional pieces were very popular during the 19th century.

A Century of African-American Quilts: This exhibition features 12 quilts from the African-American community during the 19th century. Bold colors and stunning designs are sure to delight visitors. Some of these quilts haven’t even been seen in public before! This exhibit is not to be missed and is on display until May 2018.

American Ship Paintings: This exhibition features 5 paintings of ships from the mid 19th century. These portraits were commonly commissioned by sea captains to depict the glory of their beloved vessels. This is an ongoing exhibition.

Sidewalks to Rooftops: This exhibition allows visitors to experience what it was like to stroll the streets of 19th century America. This is an ongoing exhibition.

Cross Rhythms: Folk Musical Instruments: This exhibition displays a variety of musical instruments from the 19th and 20th centuries, including fiddles, banjos, and a piano that was built into a dresser.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

America’s Folk Art: The museum is currently celebrating its 60th birthday! This exhibition will begin on July 1, 2017 and celebrates Mrs. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and her years of collecting American Folk Art. A large variety of favorite pieces will be on display including portraits, sculptures, quilts, toys, and musical instruments.


There are a variety of exciting and educational programs at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum including live performances, special tours, visiting lecturers, hands-on activities for children, and in-depth artist tours. The museum is proud to offer year-round family fun! Visit the calendar for more information on upcoming programs.

Because the museum is a part of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, there are also a large variety of teaching resources and educational forums available for those who are interested.

Additional Information:

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, 326 West Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 855-756-9516

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More Ideas: National Museum of the Marine Corps

Located in Triangle, Virginia, the National Museum of the Marine Corps aims to preserve, exhibit and honor the brave men and women who served in the United States Marine Corps through world-class exhibitions, events, and educational experiences. Visitors can expect a family-friendly museum that is beautiful and entertaining both inside and out.


The National Museum of the Marine Corps was founded in the fall of 2006 and has becomes one of the most popular tourist attractions in Virginia. There are approximately half a million visitors annually. The museum currently has great plans for expansion and has recently completed the installation of two new galleries – the combat art gallery and the war on terror gallery.

Permanent Exhibits:

Legacy Walk: This area is considered the ultimate pathway through the museum as it connects all the era galleries together and allows visitors to visit each one in order. This is especially helpful to those visitors who only have time for a short visit since it allows them to achieve a quick introduction to each gallery before going in. Dramatizations will bring the story of the Marines to life starting in colonial times all the way up through the War on Terror.

Making Marines: This gallery allows visitors to follow the experiences of a young Marine recruit as he or she goes through the rigorous training process of becoming a United States Marine. But first, visitors will receive a motivational talk from a drill instructor, try on their heavy pack, and practice aiming an assault rifle.

American Revolution: In this gallery, visitors will learn about the founding of the Marine Corps during the century of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Mexican-American War. The gallery will also explore the role of the Marine Corps against pirates and slave traders during that time.

Global Expeditionary Force: This gallery explores the role of the Marine Corps during the time that America was expanding its interests overseas into Latin American and to the Far East. In this gallery, visitors can also learn about the United States Marine Corps Band and their rise to fame in the late 1800’s.

World War I: This exhibition focuses on the role of the Marine Corps in World War I. They fought on the front lines to fend off the German advances during the war.

World War II: This exhibition covers the experiences of the Marine Corps in World War II. There was quite a rapid beginning to the war for the Marines with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the war continued for a very long time. Visitors will learn all about the role of the Marine Corps in this war and the repercussions thereafter.

Korean War: This war is known as the “forgotten war” but for those who served in the Marines, this is not true. The Marines began using helicopters during this war and began to utilize jet-powered aircraft for combat missions as well. Visitors will learn all about the role of the Marine Corps in this war and the repercussions thereafter.

Vietnam War: This exhibition focuses on the time that the Marine Corps fought in the Vietnam War, a time that was longer than any previous conflict for the Corps – 1965-1975. This exhibition brings to life some of the most horrible and most impactful moments of this war.


There are a wide variety of events hosted year-round at the Museum including family days, women empowerment days, military family and children days, and much more. Visit the Museum calendar page to learn more about all the various events available to the public.

Education and Programs:

There are plenty of educational opportunities and programs available at the museum or visitors of all ages and interests. There are resources for educators, students, families, scouts, and much more. Be sure to visit the education page of the website to learn more about the programs available.

Additional Information:

National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172, Phone: 877-653-1775

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Wyndham Old Town Alexandria

Consisting entirely of colonial-style suites, the Wyndham Old Town Alexandria can be found less than nine miles away from the White House. The hotel's excellent location means that it offers easy access to many of the city's best shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants, but every suite comes with a kitchenette or a full kitchen for when guests would prefer to prepare a meal and enjoy it in the comfort ant privacy of their own room. Other guest amenities include communal laundry machines, a games room, and a well-equipped fitness center. On-site parking is offered free of charge.

1757 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: 703-837-3400, 1757 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: 703-837-3400

Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony

Offering studio apartments and one- and two-bedroom villas, Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony can be found inside a private 3,000-acre community seven miles outside of downtown Williamsburg. The studios come with microwaves, coffee machines, and minifridges, while the villas feature full kitchens and separate sitting areas with pull-out sofas that can accommodate additional guests. The property has everything guests need to enjoy a relaxing vacation, including tennis courts, a cinema, a spa, a golf course, and both indoor and outdoor pools. Complimentary parking is available, and free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas of the resort.

101 St Andrews Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188, Phone: 757-258-1120

Boar's Head Resort

Set on a beautiful 573-acre estate property in the country, Boar's Head Resort is the University of Virginia's official hotel. The hotel was first opened in 1834, and today the rooms offer the perfect blend of historic charm and modern amenities. The resort offers a wide range of activities and amenities to keep guests entertained, including a sauna, a fitness center, an 18-hole golf course, 26 indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a relaxing spa. There are also four on-site restaurants for guests to enjoy, including a Four Diamond restaurant that's housed inside the property's old mill.

Quirk Hotel

Quirk Hotel is an upscale boutique hotel in Richmond housed within the former facility of a 1910s department store, located conveniently near top area attractions such as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The hotel is home a unique onsite art gallery that showcases rotating exhibits by local Virginia artists throughout the year. Spacious guest rooms and suites are also decorated with contemporary art pieces, offering upcycled furniture, flat screen televisions, minibars, and free wireless internet. Upgraded suites let light in with beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows and offer loft bedrooms with bi-level space. Restaurants on site are cultivated by executive chef David Dunlap, including the fine dining experience Maple and Pine and the trendy Q Rooftop Bar.

201 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, Phone: 804-340-6040

200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 888-249-0751