March 19 – Bill Young will portray Patrick Henry in the last year of his life at Hanover Tavern at 7:00 PM. Young reflects back on Henry’s childhood, two marriages, religious convictions, love of children, various careers, and key contributions to the formation of the United States. The talk also includes excerpts from Henry’s best [...]
Richmond, VA – The Road to Revolution State Heritage Trail consortium, joined by state commerce and tourism officials and related hospitality industry, announced a major expansion of the Trail doubling the size and scope of the program. Trail sites include Mount Vernon, Gunston Hall, James Monroe’s Birthplace, Stratford Hall, Montpelier, Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland, Scotchtown, Hanover [...]
The road to American independence was a long one, built on determination and sacrifice. The ideals of the American Revolution — embodied in the Declaration of Independence — continued to evolve even after the nation’s birth. The foundations of religious liberty were laid early, beginning with the First Great Awakening in the 1720s and stretching [...]
State lawmakers, along with public and private sector tourism leaders, announced Thursday the trail is doubling in size and launching a new media campaign to bring more people to Virginia. It will encompass 20 different historic sites across the commonwealth dating back to the period surrounding the Revolutionary War.