Town of Louisa
Established 1873, a charming and vibrant small town featuring shopping, antiquing, dining, a historic courthouse.


Town of Gordonsville
A charming sourthern town of quaint shops and galleries, a noted Civil War museum and restaurants.


Town of Orange
Situated amidst rolling landscapes and views of the Blue Ridge, the Town of Orange features a few restaurants and some shopping.



Richmond, capital of Virginia, with a significant arts community, some of which is contained in formal public-supported venues, and some of which is more DIY, such as local privately owned galleries, and private music venues, nonprofit arts organizations. Richmond is home to many significant structures, including some designed by notable architects. The city contains diverse styles, including significant examples of Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Neoclassical, Egyptian Revival, Romanesque Revival, Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Art Deco, Modernist, International, and Postmodern buildings. Richmond has been recognized in recent years for being a “foodie city”, particularly for its modern renditions of traditional southern cuisine. The city also claims the invention of the sailor sandwich, which includes pastrami, knockwurst, Swiss cheese and mustard on rye bread. Richmond is also where, in 1935, canned beer was made commercially available for the first time.


Located 47 miles (76 km) south of Washington, D.C. and 56 miles (90 km) north of Richmond, Fredericksburg, is located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Fall Line, Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era. The 40-block Fredericksburg Historic District, on the National Register of Historic Places, embraces the city’s downtown area and contains more than 350 buildings dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. Crowds of tourists are drawn to the historic district of Fredericksburg during the summer months.


Charlottesville, colloquially C’ville or Hooville and formally the City of Charlottesville, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Charlottesville hosted two Presidents, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Charlottesville has a large series of attractions and venues for its relatively small size. Visitors come to the area for wine and beer tours, ballooning, hiking, and world-class entertainment that perform at one of the area’s four larger venues. The nearby Shenandoah National Park offers recreational activities and beautiful scenery, with rolling mountains and many hiking trails.