America's History

is Our History

Experiencing History in the Richmond Region

We’ve got 400 years of stories here

Let’s see, where to start? Well, our Virginia State Capitol building was designed by Thomas Jefferson. Hollywood uses it as a stand-in for the White House sometimes. If you drive up the cobblestoned streets of Church Hill, you can see Patrick Henry deliver his “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death” speech at St. John’s Church. Follow the Revolutionary Trail to see where Henry argued legal cases and spent his free time at Hanover Courthouse and Hanover Tavern. Stand next to Civil War cannons at Malvern Hill Battlefield then visit the Dabbs House Museum. Walk back 400 years in time at Henricus Historical Park to see where Pocahontas lived. This is where our country started, and grew, and fought, and fought again. Come see how it all unfolded.