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Alexandria Black History Museum
Alexandria Black History Museum things to do on a rainy day in Northern, VA
Museum in Alexandria, VA USA

The mission of the Black History Museum is to enrich the lives of Alexandria's residents and visitors, to foster tolerance and understanding among all cultures and to stimulate appreciation of the diversity of the African American experience.


Bedford Museum And Genealogical Library
Bedford Museum And Genealogical Library things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Bedford, VA USA

The Museum showcases Bedford's history, including early Native American life through the War Between the States, and further into the Twentieth Century.

C&O Railway Heritage Center/Museum
C&O Railway Heritage Center/Museum things to do on a rainy day in Shenandoah-Valley, VA
Museum in Clifton Forge, VA USA

Railway Museum The C&O Heritage Center is located in historic Clifton Forge, VA, nestled in the scenic mountains of the Alleghany Highlands.

Clarksville Regional Museum
Clarksville Regional Museum things to do on a rainy day in Southern, VA
Museum in Clarksville, VA USA

The Clarksville Regional Museum located on 8th Street is in the historic home of the late Samuel Davis, II. Local citizens who love history organized the museum to preserve Clarksville area history.

Lee-Fendall House Museum And Garden
Lee-Fendall House Museum And Garden
Museum in Alexandria, VA USA

The historic home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for state significance and the Virginia Landmarks Register, and is a documented contributing feature to the National Historic Landmark District of Alexandria, Virginia.


National Firearms Museum
National Firearms Museum things to do on a rainy day in Northern, VA
Museum in Fairfax, VA USA
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Three thousand historic arms on display daily. The National Firearms Museum presents finest firearms collection in America. Displays include the guns of Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Generals, Presidents, Kings and royalty, along with military guns from all major wars and law enforcement arms.

Oakland Museum
Oakland Museum things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Nelson, VA USA

Exhibits on Hurricane Camille and more in 18th c. tavern. Exhibits on Rural Electrification, Hurricane Camille and Nelson County Schools in an 18th century tavern. Gift shop includes historical maps of Nelson County, Hurricane Camille books, CDs and DVDs of Camille remembrances and books by local authors.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum things to do on a rainy day in Coastal, VA
Museum in Williamsburg, VA USA


Swannanoa Palace Open Houses
Swannanoa Palace Open Houses things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Nelson, VA USA

Tours of the historic Swannanoa Palace Swannanoa Palace Open Houses 11:15AM to 5:00PM.on select Saturdays May thru Nov. Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912.


The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Appomattox, VA USA

Civil War Museum in Appomattox, VA The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox showcases artifacts, photographs, and documents from the museum's unparalleled Civil War collection.

The Cold War Museum
The Cold War Museum things to do on a rainy day in Northern, VA
Museum in Warrenton, VA USA

Cold War history/History of intelligence The Cold War Museum® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Va Quilt Museum New Exhibits
Va Quilt Museum New Exhibits things to do on a rainy day in Shenandoah-Valley, VA
Museum in Harrisonburg, VA USA

The Virginia Quilt Museum will be opening four new exhibits. The Inspired by Elvis! exhibit includes 96 works from artists around the globe that celebrate Elvis Presley’s life. From the Hills and Hollers of West Virginia: An Exhibit by Members of West Virginia Quilters, Inc. celebrates the history and culture of West Virginia.

Virginia Military Institute Museum
Virginia Military Institute Museum things to do on a rainy day in Shenandoah-Valley, VA
Museum in Lexington, VA USA

Featuring the history and alumni of VMI. Includes Stonewall Jackson's horse and uniforms and the Henry Stewart Antique Firearms Collection. For additional Civil War information: www.VisitStonewall.com. Three galleries on two levels reveal the history of the nation's oldest state sponsored military college.The VMI Museum features the world-class Henry Stewart Antique Firearms Collection of over 450 rare mid-19th century weapons.

Virginia Museum of Transportation
Virginia Museum of Transportation things to do on a rainy day in Shenandoah-Valley, VA
Museum in Roanoke, VA USA

Official Transportation Museum of Commonwealth of Virginia The Virginia Museum of Transportation is home to a nationally important collection of transportation artifacts located in the historic Norfolk & Western freight station.

Virginia Musical Museum & Music Hall of Fame
Virginia Musical Museum & Music Hall of Fame things to do on a rainy day in Coastal, VA
Museum in Williamsburg, VA USA

large collections of rare antique music boxes, phonographs, Our Piano Gallery exhibit contains instruments showing the evolution of the piano. One of the rarest keyboards in the gallery is a Joshua Shudi harpsichord.

Virginia War Museum
Virginia War Museum things to do on a rainy day in Coastal, VA
Museum in Newport News, VA USA

Outstanding and unusual artifacts dating to 1775 amaze. American military history unfolds at the Virginia War Museum. Outstanding collections of personal artifacts, weapons, vehicles, uniforms, posters and much more, trace the development of the U.S. military from 1775 through the present.

Walton's Mountain Museum
Walton's Mountain Museum things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Nelson, VA USA

Exhibits, photos and memorabilia from The Waltons TV Show Step back in time and take a beautiful drive to the quaint village of Schuyler, childhood home of Earl Hamner, Jr.

Hupp's Hill Civil War Park and Gateway to Shenandoah
Hupp's Hill Civil War Park and Gateway to Shenandoah things to do on a rainy day in Shenandoah-Valley, VA
Museum in Strasburg, VA USA

Civil War Museum and Town of Strasburg Visitor Center Hupp's Hill Civil War Park has something for everyone. The walking trails through the Civil War earthworks provide visitors with a relaxing stroll through the beautiful grounds, a fresh persepective of the natural and manmade environment, and history of the site.

Norfolk Historical Society
Norfolk Historical Society things to do on a rainy day in Coastal, VA
Museum in Norfolk, VA USA

Summer Tours of Fort Norfolk The members of the 2nd Virginia Regiment and the Friends of Fort Norfolk will provide tours of the historic 1810 fort on weekends during the summer.

Presidents Park
Presidents Park things to do on a rainy day in Coastal, VA
Museum in Williamsburg, VA USA

Where Learning is Larger Than Life Presidents Park is an outdoor museum in a garden setting displaying 18 to 20 foot monuments of all 43 Presidents of the United States. The museum building on site houses a cafe', a gift shop, and meeting space.

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