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MAY 2017

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2 0 A s the first established colony in British America during the early 1600s, Virginia has a rich history that spans more than 400 years, providing groups the opportunity to explore some of the nation's most important historic sites. Virginia was home to eight U.S. presidents, more than any other state in the country, among them prominent Founding Fathers like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. Groups can tour many of these men's historic homes, such as Washington's beloved Mount Vernon and Jefferson's plantation, Monticello. For a taste of Colonial America, visitors can travel along the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown, which features interactive attractions like the Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum. Other key landmarks include the Arlington National Cemetery and the Virginia State Capitol, which housed the United States' oldest body of government. In addition to its political heritage, Virginia is also known as the birthplace of country music, which travelers can experience through nine distinct music venues along the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail. B Y S AVA N N A H O S B O U R N I S S U E M A Y 2 01 7 VIRG INIA S TAT E S P OT L I G H T M O N T I C E L L O 1 3 A R L I N G T O N 2 J A M E S T O W N , Y O R K T O W N W I L L I A M S B U R G 4 R I C H M O N D 5 B R I S T O L

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