Paramount's Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia
Paramount's Kings Dominion, located in Doswell, Virginia is an amusement park. It features thrill rides, family rides, a children's section, a waterworks area, and live shows. Spread out over 400 acres Paramount's Kings Dominion makes for a great outing. Slightly discounted tickets and seasons passes can be found on the website. Paramount's Kings Dominion is 75 miles away from Washington DC and 20 miles from Richmond VA, making it an easy day trip from either locale.
Ashland is home to Randolph Macon College and is typical of a college town. The architecture is an interesting mix of old and new due to the towns long history. Originally Ashland was developed as a mineral springs resort by the railroad.
While in Beaverdam be sure to visit Scotchtown. "Give me liberty or give me death". Patrick Henry, the orator of the American Revolution, uttered this famous line. The home where he lived from 1771 to 1778 was Scotchtown and is located in Beverdam, 11 miles from Ashland. The home is furnished in the styles of the late 18th Century and several interesting articles are on display including a Tea Service and a portrait of George Washington.
Brandon, Burrowsville, Virginia
The Brandon Plantation, near Burrowsville on the west bank of the James River, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property, built in the last half of the 18th Century, is privately owned.
Chesterfield is located just outside of Richmond. This is a pleasant spot with lots of history and culture, as well as shopping and dining. Visit the Chesterfield County Museum and Magnolia Grange to learn about the town's history.
Magnolia Grange in Chesterfield is a restored mansion, built in 1817. The home is outfitted in period pieces and decorated in the styles of the times with authentic furnishings. Magnolia Grange is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark.
The Chesterfield Museum and 1892 Old Jail
The Chesterfield County Museum presents a timeline history of the second permanent English settlement in the New World, along with a replica country store and rotating exhibits featuring items of local historic import. The 1892 jail features an exhibit of law enforcement memorabilia.