Virginia History Sites

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Below is a list of Web sites about people, places, or events in Virginia's rich history. This list is by no means all that is out there. Many of these sites have links to other sites.


Jamestown Society

This site offers names of settlers of Jamestown, paintings depicting events there, a terrific quiz that can be taken online with immediate feedback. Great site!


Home of Thomas Jefferson, our third president. Explore his daily life and his wide-ranging interests. Also, "A day in the life of Jefferson"

Patrick Henry National Memorial

Provides information about Patrick Henry, his home, and his legacy.

Shirley Plantation

Visit Shirley Plantation along the James River. Has a teacher resource that correlates to the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Jamestown Rediscovery Project

Jamestown Rediscovery is investigating the remains of 1607 Jamestown on the APVA property on Jamestown Island, Virginia. Find out what has been found, so far.

The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress

This is an outstanding timeline that includes other links.

Mt. Vernon

The Mt. Vernon Home page. Contains a tour, visitors guide, Educational.

Colonial National Historic Park

Guide to events, etc. Teachers Corner.

Virtual Jamestown

Virtual Jamestown is a digital research-teaching-learning project to explore the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress,Virtual Jamestown aims to shape the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary celebration in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony.

Colonial Willliamsburg

Historical Background

U.S. History - Early America

An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources A "co-op for historians"...a digital archive allowing members to share archival treasures and publish essays and articles, with a special emphasis on the History of Southwest Virginia.

Civil War Years

Civil War Field Trips The drama of history through field trips. 

A Guide to Virginia's Civil War

Lists sites recognized by Virginia Civil War Trails project. Events calendar updated weekly during tourism season.

The Civil War at a Glance

From the National Park Service. Has great battlefield maps.

Timeline of the Civil War

1861 | 1862 | 1863 | 1864 | 1865 | Other Photographs

Russel County in the Civil War

This site has Census information as well as Civil War information.

Second Battle of Manassas

Manassas National Battlefield Site. Contains much information about this battle as well as the first.

Petersburg National Battlefield

Has many pictures. Under the History part is an online quiz with answer sheet. Also has teacher resources.

U.S. Civil War 1861-1865

A terrific Timeline of the Civil War

Nursing and Medicine in the Civil War

From Bradley University (via Madison), a wealth of information about what nursing was like during the Civil War



Virginia History Podcast The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today.  



Hampton Roads History Center Many historical links.

Hampton Roads History Tours

A fairly comprehensive guide to the Tidewater area. Includes Norfolk, Hampton, Williamsburg and Yorktown.

Revolutionary War

From Revolution to Reconstruction. Outlines, Documents, Essays, Presidents, etc.

The Underground Railroad in Rochester, NY

This is a good site because it contains a good history of the Underground Railroad.

Jefferson Davis Chronology

Covers from his youth until his death.

Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies

Also contains a timeline.

Helping Your child Learn History

Good resource.

Virginia Cities, Counties and towns with Web pages:

A wonderful map that can be clicked upon to find information about regions, cities, counties, towns, etc.

The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the US

Find the text of each Presidents' actual speech.

Presidents of the United States

In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site.

List of US Presidents

Listed by many different categories. Interesting site.

A Chronology of US Historical Documents

From Pre-colonial to present

Flags of the US

Current Flags of U.S. Districts, Territories, and Possessions

Historic Chatham, VA

Chatham was established as a town during the American Revolution (1777). Some hints of its earliest days remain, but the town's prosperous period after the American Civil War gave the decidedly Victorian flavor which remains to this day. Visit the site and the town.

Food History

Interesting notes and stories about food in American history.

Historical Markers A listing of the historical markers around the state of Virginia (As well as other states.)

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