was named for Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen of England. Virginia
holds an important place in American history, as it was home to
many of the founding fathers, including George Washington,
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, and Patrick
Henry. Four of America's first five presidents were Virginians.
During the Civil War,
Richmond, Virginia's capital, was the capital of the
Confederacy. Today, Virginia is a popular tourist spot where
people can visit historic places such as Alexandria,
Williamsburg, and Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate.
Parts of Virginia are very convenient to
Alexandria is close to
National Airport - DCA and makes a great place to say when
visiting our nation's capitol. The
Virginia Company founded the first permanent English colony at
Jamestown in 1607. The U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee,
Virginia, honors the women who have served in the U.S. Army. In
Alexandria, Virginia, on the banks of the Potomac River, a
torpedo factory was turned into an arts center -- the Torpedo
Factory Art Center.
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