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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Rank: 142 3 Activites Email: ernie_price@nps.gov Distance: 2.28 miles

On Palm Sunday (April 9), 1865, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the Southern States attempt to create a separate nation. It set the stage for the emergence of an expanded and more powerful Federal government. In a sense the struggle over how much power the central government would hold had finally been settled.

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Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: 18004469670 Distance: 8.00 miles

Traversing 16.2 miles of State Highway 717 and US 52/21 in the Jefferson National Forest, the Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway is a perfect scenic alternative to six miles of Interstate 77 and the Big Walker Interstate tunnel. The natural beauty, recreational opportunites, and history that surround the byway make for an enjoyable driving experience year-round. Rhododendron, azalea and mountain ...

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway National Park

Distance: 8.00 miles

The 180-mile Journey Through Hallowed Ground byway corridor from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Monticello, Virginia, is "Where America Happened." It is said that this three-state route, spanning Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, holds more historic sites than any other in the US. It was an active transportation route during the Revolutionary War, a critical transition zone for the Underground R...

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway - Virginia National Park

Distance: 8.00 miles

Recognized as a National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway in Virginia traverses the northern Virginia Piedmont, encompassing centuries of historic sites amidst scenic settings. From the southern shore of the Potomac River at the Point of Rocks bridge, the byway makes its way south through historic towns like the bustling Leesburg and the o...

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Mount Rogers Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (800)-628-7202 Email: Mailroom_R8_George_Washington_Jefferson@fs.fe Distance: 8.00 miles

Take a trip through the Jefferson National Forest along the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway, a byway that is not in one part, but two! The roadway takes you into the heart of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. From this byway you can access the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail. There are several areas for picnicking and horseback riding av...

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Priest Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 36.01 miles

The Priest Wilderness now contains a total of 5,963 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 2000 the Priest Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasin...

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Three Ridges Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 37.32 miles

The Three Ridges Wilderness now contains a total of 4,608 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 2000 the Three Ridges Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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James River Face Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 40.43 miles

The James River Face Wilderness now contains a total of 8,886 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1975 the James River Face Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an ...

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Thunder Ridge Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 41.19 miles

The Thunder Ridge Wilderness now contains a total of 2,344 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1984 the Thunder Ridge Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of...

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Saint Mary's Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 43.73 miles

The Saint Mary's Wilderness now contains a total of 9,835 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1984 the Saint Mary's Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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Booker T Washington National Monument Park

Rank: 317 2 Activites Email: betsy_haynes@nps.gov Distance: 55.62 miles

On April 5, 1856, Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the 207-acre farm of James Burroughs. After the Civil War, Washington became the first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. Later as an adviser, author and orator, his past would influence his philosophies as the most influential African American of his era. Come explore his birthplace.

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John H. Kerr Dam And Reservoir National Park

10 Activites Phone: (434)-738-6143 Distance: 58.43 miles

John H. Kerr Dam & Reservoir is a 50,000-acre lake extending 39 miles up the Roanoke River along 800 miles of wooded, cove-studded shoreline in Virginia and North Carolina. Visitors enjoy fishing, camping, swimming, boating or just relaxing and enjoying the scenic beauty. There are 30 recreation areas around Kerr Reservoir: campsites, swim beaches, picnic areas, hiking, nature trails, marinas a...

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Rich Hole Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 59.61 miles

The Rich Hole Wilderness now contains a total of 6,450 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1988 the Rich Hole Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...inc...

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Blue Ridge Parkway - North Carolina

Phone: (828)-670-1924 Distance: 59.90 miles

The Parkway in North Carolina provides spectacular mountain and valley vistas, sparkling waterfalls, and colorful flower and foliage displays throughout the Blue Ridge, Black, Craggy, Great Balsam, and Plott Balsam Mountains. Wind along Grandfather Mountain, the highest in the Blue Ridge range and among the oldest in the world.

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Blue Ridge Parkway - Virginia

Phone: (828)-670-1924 Distance: 59.90 miles

Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway is an elongated, man-made feature that provides a safe leisurely recreational driving experience. It embraces Southern Appalachian cultural, natural, scenic and recreational resources. The Byway promotes understanding, appreciation and knowledge of Appalachia by preserving and protecting the natural, historic and cultural resources contained within its boundaries.

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Rough Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 63.97 miles

The Rough Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 9,300 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1988 the Rough Mountain Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age ...

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Maggie L Walker National Historic Site

Rank: 354 2 Activites Email: ajena_rogers@nps.gov Distance: 74.09 miles

Maggie Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for Jim Crow-era African Americans and women. As a bank president, newspaper editor, and fraternal leader, Walker served as an inspiration of pride and progress. Today, Walker's home is preserved as a tribute to her enduring legacy of vision, courage, and determination.

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Barbours Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 74.65 miles

The Barbours Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 5,382 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1988 the Barbours Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age ...

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Ramseys Draft Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 75.09 miles

The Ramseys Draft Wilderness now contains a total of 6,518 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1984 the Ramseys Draft Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of...

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Moomaw Lake National Park

1 Activites Phone: (540)-962-1138 Distance: 76.99 miles

Situated within the George Washington National Forest, recreation facilities are managed by the US Forest Service. Visit their web site for more information (http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj/jamesriver/default.htm). Hunting opportunities are provided National Forest lands that are managed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

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Poplar Grove National Cemetery Park

Phone: (804)-732-3531 Email: PETE_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 77.78 miles

In July 1862, Congress passed legislation giving the President of the United States the authority to purchase land for the establishment of cemeteries "for the soldiers who shall die in the service of their country." This legislation effectively began the National Cemetery system. With more than 6,000 graves, Poplar Grove National Cemetery reflects the tragedy that befell the United States during ...

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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

Rank: 182 7 Activites Email: Ann_Blumenschine@nps.gov Distance: 77.82 miles

Nine and a half months, 70,000 casualties, the suffering of civilians, thousands of U. S. Colored Troops fighting for the freedom of their race, and the decline of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of No. Virginia all describe the Siege of Petersburg. It was here Gen. Ulysses S. Grant cut off all of Petersburg's supply lines ensuring the fall of Richmond on April 3, 1865. Six days later, Lee surrendered.

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Shawvers Run Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 79.81 miles

The Shawvers Run Wilderness now contains a total of 5,686 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1988 the Shawvers Run Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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Philpott Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (276)-629-2703 Distance: 80.02 miles

Nestled in the rugged foothills within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are the lake and surrounding public lands of Philpott Lake. The clear water and natural shoreline make Philpott Lake a unique place to visit. Over 6,000 acres of surrounding land, 3,000 acres of water, and a power plant make up Philpott Project located in portions of Franklin, Henry and Patrick counties. Congre...

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Shenandoah National Park

Rank: 60 10 Activites Phone: (540)-999-3500 Email: SHEN_Superintendent@NPS.gov Distance: 80.31 miles

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, a meander along Skyline Drive, or a picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky...and you. Plan a Shenandoah escape today!

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