Virginia's rich history sets it apart, with four of the first five US presidents born there, and eight in total - the most of any state. Mount Vernon and Monticello, homes of presidents, are must-see attractions. Virginia has more Civil War battlefields than any state, and Williamsburg represents a key site of the Revolution. In addition to history, Virginia boasts natural wonders like Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, and Chincoteague and Assateague islands.

Richmond, Virginia

United States
Founded Date
June 25, 1788
8.642 million (2021)
Known For
Blue Crabs - Oysters - Birthplace of America - The American Revolution - The Civil War - First Thanksgiving in North America - Internet Capital of the World & Much More!


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