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Historic sites whisk visitors to the homes of patriots and politicians with architecture ranging from the 17th to 19th centuries
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.
$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)<p>
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Preservation Virginia owns and operates a number of historic properties including Chief Justice John Marshall’s 19th-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.<p>
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.