Virginia National Parks

One of the original colonies, it is hardly surprising there are a number of Virginia National Parks. After all, how else would we save so much of our early history?

National Parks in Virginia

The following list of Virginia National Parks is arranged in a particular format. First, the parks are in alphabetical order. Second, the general location is listed, but keep in mind some parks move beyond the borders of Virginia. Third, the type of national park is also listed.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
National Scenic Trail

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox, VA
National Historical Park

Appomattox County, Virginia. Tour of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park located in the Piedmont region of central Virginia. Appomattox Court House was where Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered 150 years ago, effectively ending the Civil War.

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Arlington, VA

Assateague Island National Seashore
National Seashore

Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, NC, VA

Booker T Washington National Monument
Hardy, VA
National Monument

Cape Henry Memorial
Fort Story, VA

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park
Middletown and Strasburg, VA
National Historical Park

The Battle of Cedar Creek (Battle of Belle Grove) was fought October 19, 1864, was the culminating battle of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
Chesapeake Bay Watershed, DC,MD,NY,PA,VA,WV

Claude Moore Colonial Farm
McLean, VA

Colonial National Historical Park
Jamestown and Yorktown, VA
National Historical Park

A visit to the Yorktown Battlefield at Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia … where the decisive victory by a combined force of 17,000 American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau over 9,000 British Army troops commanded by British Lieutenant-General Charles Cornwallis took place in the fall of 1781.

Fredericksburg National Cemetery
Fredericksburg, VA
National Cemetery

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Fredericksburg, VA
National Military Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway
Memorial Parkway

George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Westmoreland County, VA
National Monument

Great Falls Park
McLean, VA
Great Falls National Park, located in Fairfax County, Virginia, offers visitors the ultimate outdoor experience. From hiking to bird-watching to kayaking and biking, Great Falls is a stunning National Park set only minutes from the major metropolitan city of Washington, DC.

Green Springs
Louisa County, VA

Jamestown National Historic Site
James City County, VA
National Historic Site

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
Arlington, VA

Maggie L Walker National Historic Site
Richmond, VA
National Historic Site

Manassas National Battlefield Park
Manassas, VA
National Battlefield Park

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
parts of  NC,SC,TN,VA
National Historic Trail

Petersburg National Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
National Battlefield

Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Petersburg, VA
National Cemetery

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
the corridor between the Chesapeake Bay and the Allegheny Highlands, DC,MD,PA,VA National Scenic Trail

Prince William Forest Park
Triangle, VA

Prince William Forest Park was erected where once the town of Batestown stood. It was an enclave for freed slaves named for Mary Bates, the matriarch of the community.

Richmond National Battlefield Park
Richmond, VA
National Battlefield Park

Shenandoah National Park
Blue Ridge Mountains near Luray, VA
National Park

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Arlington, VA

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vienna, VA

Yorktown National Cemetery
Yorktown, VA
National Cemetery

Yorktown Battlefield
Yorktown, VA

With the incredible amount of history that has occurred in Virginia, it is hardly surprising most Virginia National Parks have a historic theme. Time to get off your couch and go experience history.

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