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Links to James River History, Tourism and Preservation Websites

James River Plantations—Charles City County, Virginia
Organized in 1993, this association promotes heritage tourism in Charles City County, Virginia, and participates in regional, statewide and national heritage tourism cooperative efforts.

James River Association
Providing a strong voice for the James River on regional and statewide issues related to water quality, land use and aquatic resources.

Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Learn more about the State office responsible for surveying and documenting historic sites in Virginia.

Charles City County, Virginia
Celebrating the historical, cultural and natural resources of Charles City County, Virginia

Virginia Tourism Board

Tourist information on lodging, dining, events and attractions throughout the State of Virginia. The Attractions section includes information on many of the places highlighted in this itinerary.

Virginia Historical Society
Founded in 1831, the society collects, preserves and interprets the commonwealth's past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Virginia Preservation Alliance
Virginia's largest preservation network, the Alliance is the statewide network for preservation advocacy and information.

Archeology Society of Virginia
A volunteer organization founded in 1940 to promote the knowledge of archeology through public education.

Scenic Virginia
Advocate for conservation of Virginia's scenic resources, encouraging and supporting public and private actions that enrich Virginia's extraordinary scenic beauty, particularly along highways and byways.

Historic Garden Week in Virginia
This annual spring event is the oldest and largest statewide house and garden tour event in the nation, sponsored by The Garden Club of Virginia.

Virginia Civil War Trails
Offers maps and information on visiting Civil War sites.

National Parks in Virginia
Locate the National Parks in Virginia, some of which are near the James River.

Virginia Historical Markers

An interactive map and list to photos of Virginia's historical highway markers.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER)
The HABS/HAER program documents important architectural, engineering and industrial sites throughout the United States and its territories. Their collections, including a number of places highlighted in this itinerary, are archived at the Library of Congress and available online. You can view these by clicking on the link above and entering the search terms such as the name of the town or specific site.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national nonprofit preservation organization.

National Scenic Byways Program

This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s BywaysColonial Parkwaywebsite for more ideas.

Last updated: April 4, 2017


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