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If you'd like to take a trip back in time visit Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, 804-353- 4241. Here you will find yourself in a reconstructed 15th century English manor house complete with wonderful gardens and grounds. To move up a century, stop at the Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Rd, 804-829-6018. Berkeley was the home of 2 US Presidents and the site of the Thanksgiving celebration in 1619.
For more historical homes visit the Boling Haxall House (1858), 211 E Franklin St., 804-643-2847; Evelynton Plantation, 6701 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, 804-829-5075; the John Marshall House, 818 E Marshall St., 804-648-7998; Sherwood Forest Plantation,14501 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, 804- 829-5377; and the Court End neighborhood, 804-649-0711 with its self guided walking tour.
You'll also enjoy stops at the Shirley Plantation, 501 Shirley Plantation Rd, 804-829-5121, with its 3-story unsupported staircase; and Tuckahoe Plantation, 12601 River Rd, 804-784-5736,by appointment, where Thomas Jefferson grew up. If you'd like to see a working carriage collection, children's farm, landscaped gardens and grounds, and tour a 1890s Victorian mansion then you need to stop at Maymont, 1700 Hampton St., 804-358-7166.
A visit to St. John's Church, 2401 E Broad St., 804-649-7938, will give you a chance to see where Patrick Henry gave his 1775 Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech during the Second Virginia Convention. To see where Patrick Henry lived, drop in at Scotchtown, 16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, 804-227-3500.
To see where the second permanent English settlement was located in America, visit the Henricus Historical Park, Rt. 10 to Old Stage Road, 804-751-4708. Here you will see where Sir Thomas Dale started our second town in 1611. Civil War buffs will want to make their first stop the Richmond National Battlefield Park, 3215 E Broad St., 804-226-1981. Here you will find a film presentation, exhibits, and map guides for the 97-mile tour of the areas preserved battlefields.
For some outdoor beauty visit the Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium, 400 Sausiluta Drive, 804-261-8230; wander along the new Canal Walk, or head to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave, 804-262-9887, for beautiful gardens and a wonderful lunch at the Japanese Teahouse.
If you want to do your sight seeing from the top of a roller coaster head to Paramount's Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA, north of town on I-95, 804-876- 5000. Here you'll find 100+ rides to thrill you, live shows to entertain you, and a water park to cool you off.
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