Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's House
The Colonial atmosphere is at its strongest in Williamsburg, once the capital of Virginia and now possessing in that part of town known as Colonial Williamsburg, a carefully, lovingly restored evocation of 18th century life in America. To visit these towns and such plantations as Mount Vernon, Ash Lawn-Highland and Monticello - as many thousands of Washingtonians and visitors to Washington do each year - is to get caught up in the atmosphere of the 18th century world of a proud, independent people who would defy a king and his army rather than pay an unfair tax.
A drive West and South of Washington into Virginia can also lead back into the heart of pre-Revolutionary America, to a string of places associated with high points in American History from the earliest settlements through the days of the American Revolution and the drama of the Civil War. Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown were all towns of the Old Dominion of Virginia, the oldest settled in America, when Washington was still part orchard and part swamp.....
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