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.
Choose Between Two Options
$8 for two tickets to one historic site (up to a $16 value)
$35 for a 2013 one-year family membership to any Preservation Virginia property (a $70 value) The family membership gives two adults and four children access to Preservation Virginia properties, invitations to annual workshops and special events, a monthly e-news bulletin, and a 10% discount on museum store purchases. Preservation Virginia runs a number of historic properties including Chief Justice John Marshall’s 19th-century home, Revolutionary Patrick Henry’s 18th-century home and grounds, the 18th-century planation built on the site of a fort constructed by John Smith, and the 17th-century Jacobean home Bacon’s Castle.
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.
“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.”