Since 1889, Preservation Virginia has served as a statewide historic preservation leader, saving more than 400 historic places. Our six historic sites open to the public serve as catalysts for our efforts to protect and preserve historic places and communities in all regions of Virginia.


Through the generosity of our supporters, we teach, share and collaborate for the preservation and enhancement of Virginia’s communities through our various educational programs.


As an advocate for Virginia’s historic resources, we work closely with decision-makers to communicate the economic and cultural benefits of preservation and promote important preservation-related policies and programs.

100 Miles of History

Explore More than 100 Miles of History!

With six historic sites located in Central and Southeastern Virginia, we offer more than 100 miles of history for day trippers and multi-day tourists to explore. Learn about all that our sites have to offer and start planning your trip today!

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Since 1889, Preservation Virginia’s efforts have saved more than 400 unique historic places across Virginia, including our six historic sites open to the public.

You can make a difference for the historic places you love.

Join Preservation Virginia today and help make Virginia’s communities and historic places of memory stronger, more vital and economically sustainable through preservation, education and advocacy.

Get involved in the 2019 VA General Assembly legislative session

It’s early January in Virginia and that means one exciting thing: the Virginia General Assembly’s legislative session is about to begin! Made up of the Senate of Virginia and the Virginia House of Delegates, the Virginia General Assembly finds its origins in the first legislative assembly held at Jamestown in 1619. The joint body meets …