Lexington – 25 min away
Homes of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee
Washington and Lee University
Virginia Military Institute
Sam Houston’s birthplace – north of Lexington
Horse and carriage tour of Lexington
Staunton – 30 min away
Woodrow Wilson’s Birthplace and Presidential Library
Frontier Culture Museum - A living history museum featuring five different farms.
Shops in historic downtown district
Charlottesville – 50 min away
Monticello – home of Thomas Jefferson
Ashlawn-Highland – home of James Monroe
University of Virginia
New Market – Civil War battle site – 1 hour away
McCormick Farm, Steeles Tavern – 5-10 min away
Place where Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper in 1831. Reconstructed mill and small museum.
Old Stone Church & Cemetary – short walk over the crest of hill to the west of the house.
Historic building, c.1793 and graves of several Revolutionary soldiers.
Pioneer Farm – at Humpback Rocks (also a good place to hike) at milepost 5 along the Blue Ridge Parkway – 35-40 min away.
Working Appalachian farm of the 19th century with living history demonstrations and occasional musical performances.