Historic-Site Visit for Two or Four from Preservation Virginia (Up to 50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Historic sites whisk visitors to the homes of patriots and politicians with architecture ranging from the 1609 to 1790

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 31st, 2014. Limit 5 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 5 per visit. Valid only at locations listed on feature. During inclement weather (rain or extreme heat), call each property's listed number before your visit. Tour times vary per season, please check website prior to visit: http://gr.pn/WMuySv Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

History tends to repeat itself, which means there's a good chance you'll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.

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$8 for two tickets to one historic site (up to a $16 value)

$16 for four tickets to one historic site (up to a $32 value)

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Preservation Virginia owns and operates a number of historic properties including Chief Justice John Marshall's 18th-century home, revolutionary Patrick Henry's 18th-century home and grounds, an 18th-century planation built on the site where John Smith began constructing of a fort, and the 17th-century Jacobean home Bacon's Castle.

Preservation Virginia

Founded in 1889, Preservation Virginia is one of the oldest historic-preservation organizations in the country. Its dedicated team has worked on more than 200 historic places, including landscapes, structures, and archaeological sites. The organization provides visitors with a tangible example of life in the past at a number of historic homes from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, including Patrick Henry's and Chief Justice John Marshall's homes. Historic Jamestowne, the site of the first permanent British settlement in North America, recreates the landscape of the first meeting between the explorers and Native Americans. Due to the work of the organization, visitors still gaze upon a yeoman planter's cottage that dates back to 1740. Preservation Virginia also teaches aspiring laymen during conservation workshops, compiles lists of endangered historic sites, and spearheads tobacco-barn-protection efforts.


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  • “This was a very interesting and enlightening tour with a knowledgeable, pleasant, and friendly guide named Lynn.”

  • “Excellent tour . very professional and courteous guide.”

  • “We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Bacon's Castle and Smith's Fort Plantation. The sites were interesting and beautiful and the tour guides (particularly at Smith's...”

    “We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Bacon's Castle and Smith's Fort Plantation. The sites were interesting and beautiful and the tour guides (particularly at Smith's Fort) were excellent.”

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    The John Marshall House

    818 E Marshall St

    Richmond, Virginia 23219

    804-648-7998

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    Smith's Fort Plantation

    217 Smith Fort Lane

    Surry, Virginia 23883

    757-294-3872

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    Bacon's Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, Virginia 23883

    757-357-5976

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