Nicknamed the "Old Dominion
" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight U.S. presidents born there, Virginia has much to offer for sight-seeing, history buffs, and outdoor fun at beaches, mountains, and forests.
is the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America and represents the very foundations of whom and what we are as a people and a nation.
Virginia was one of the 13 Colonies in the American Revolution
and joined the Confederacy
in the Civil War
during which time, Richmond was made the Confederate
capital and Virginia's northwestern counties separated to form the state of West Virginia.