Private Jet Charter to Virginia

Private Jet Rental to Virginia - Airports, Routes & Prices


Virginia Private Jet Charter

Virginia blends a rich history with beautiful ocean, bay, and mountain landscapes.  Virginia borders five states along with the District of Columbia.  It faces the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay on the east and is situated between Maryland and North Carolina.  Its western Blue Ridge Mountain region abuts Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia.  Its capital of Richmond, Virginia features such iconic sites as the plantation estates of Mt. Vernon and Monticello, the beautiful historic recreation of Colonial Williamsburg, the sandy sweep of Virginia Beach, and the grand mountain vistas of the Shenandoah National Park.  Paramount Business Jets can whisk you to your desired destination in Virginia with ease and efficiency with its luxury private charter jet services, from Richmond to Virginia Beach.

Virginia has a fascinating history, starting with its founding in 1607 at Jamestowne, the first permanent English settlement in America.  One of the original 13 colonies, Virginia produced eight U.S. Presidents, the most of any state, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.  It has the most Civil War battlefields of any state and is where both the American Revolution and Civil War ended, at Yorktown and Appomattox Court House.  Nicknamed the Old Dominion State, Virginia has long been known for tobacco production. 

Virginia Beach is the state’s largest city and a favorite destination for private jet customers seeking the state’s attractive beach resort areas.  Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the world. The coastal area also contains Chincoteague and Assateague Islands with their natural beauty and wild horses.  Richmond is Virginia’s capital as well as a business center and offers a wealth of historical attractions, including the State Capitol, the American Civil War Museum, the White House of the Confederacy, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Charlottesville has the University of Virginia as well as Jefferson’s Monticello home. 

Roanoke is a gateway to the beautiful mountains of western Virginia with attractions such as the Natural Bridge and Luray Caverns, while Alexandria’s Old Town is a charming step back in time on the outskirts of Washington D.C. If your business or personal travel is taking you to Colonial Williamsburg or the mountains of western VirginiaParamount Business Jets can provide you the private transportation you desire to get you to the Old Dominion State with top service and comfort. 

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Virginia Private Charter Prices

How much does it cost to rent a jet to Virginia?

These are the average hourly rates for various private jet categories. Use our private jet quoting system to get quotes for your upcoming trip. Learn more about our private jet rental costs or jet card membership rates for additional savings.
Very Light Jets
371 KTAS
$2750 - $3500
Light Jets
492 KTAS
$2900 - $3500
Super Light Jets
465 KTAS
$4000 - $4300
Midsize Jets
470 KTAS
$4300 - $4750
Super Midsize Jets
530 KTAS
$5100 - $6500
Large Jets
513 KTAS
$6800 - $9500
Ultra Long Range Jets
516 KTAS
$10000 - $14000
VIP Airliners
485 KTAS
$16000 - $23000
Turboprop Aircraft
402 KTAS
$1850 - $2300
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Top Cities in Virginia

Popular Virginia Cities Served by Paramount Business Jets

Here is a selection of just some of the Virginia cities to which Paramount can provide the highest quality, private jet service.

Alexandria is a charming historic port city along the Potomac River, just a short distance from Washington D.C.  Its Old Town and waterfront areas are ideal areas for strolls past historic colonial buildings, shops, and restaurants.  Stop in at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, wander bustling King Street, and visit the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, whose original apothecary business was founded in 1792.

The Waterfront area offers cruises on the Potomac, the opportunity to visit the tall ship Providence, a reproduction of the ship that was the first command of Captain John Paul Jones, and the Torpedo Factory Arts Center, a series of working galleries featuring local artists in various mediums. 

Chantilly is a historic community located about 20 miles west of Washington D.C., and home to Dulles International Airport.  Its most noted sight is the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, a Smithsonian-affiliated collection of historic air and space vehicles including a space shuttle, a Concorde, and the Enola Gay plane from WWII.  Chantilly was the site of the Civil War Battle of Chantilly in 1862 and also features the historic Sully Plantation House.  Today Chantilly is a center for defense and high-tech industries.

Great Falls
Great Falls is a sprawling residential community in Fairfax County, 15 miles southwest of Washington D.C., surrounded by brick and stone mansions and horse farms.  The primary natural attraction is the 800-acre Great Falls Park, where the Potomac River courses through Mather Gorge and culminates in the majestic Great Falls.  Hiking trails and overlooks lead to scenic views of the park and falls.  Another sight of interest is the Colvin Run Mill, an early 19th-century wooden water wheel and gristmill.

Leesburg is the seat of Loudon County, sitting at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Dulles Airport lies just 15 miles south, connected by the Dulles Greenway.  Leesburg is surrounded by beautiful farmland and is home to several wineries and has a picturesque downtown area.  Major sights of interest include the Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, Oatlands House and Garden built in the early 1800s, Dodona Manor, which was home to General George C. Marshall, and Morven Park, which contains the Morven Park mansion and the Museum of Hounds and Hunting. Places to enjoy the outdoors include the Rust Nature Sanctuary and Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park.

Manassas is known for its Civil War associations, as the site of the First and Second Battles of Bull Run, now part of Manassas National Battlefield Park.  A small city located in Prince William County, Manassas is about 30 miles southwest of Washington D.C.  The city was founded in 1853 and is an important business and transportation center.  Additional historical spots in Manassas include the Manassas Train Depot, the Manassas Museum, and the James and Marion Payne Railroad Heritage Gallery. Historic houses of note are found at the Ben Lomond and Liberia House Historic Sites.

McLean is located on the west bank of the Potomac River, 8 miles west of Washington, of which it is considered a wealthy suburb.  Named after a 20th-century publisher of the Washington Post, McLean is home to many federal offices and large U.S. companies such as Capital One and Hilton Hotels.  McLean’s beautiful natural areas include Pimmit Run Stream Valley Park and Scott’s Run Nature Preserve, with hiking trails and streams that lead on toward the Potomac.

The bucolic and affluent town of Middleburg, surrounded by forests and pastures in Loudon County, is considered the horse and hunt capital of the U.S. Equestrian activities are common here and fox hunting is a popular sport. The Red Fox Inn and Tavern, built in the early 18th century, is the country’s oldest inn, and there are several wineries in the area.  The National Sporting Library and Museum features art collections centered on horses, wildlife, and fox hunting.

Richmond is Virginia’s Capital city, situated on the James River about 100 miles south of Washington D.C.  In addition to being a contemporary business and cultural center for the state, Richmond has a rich history with many historical attractions to enjoy.  The State Capitol Building was designed by Thomas Jefferson.  The city also served as the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War, and the American Civil War Museum tells the full story of the war.  Confederate President Jefferson Davis had his White House of the Confederacy here, while the Richmond National Battlefield Park relates the history of the two major conflicts in the Richmond area, the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, and the Overland Campaign of 1864.

Other notable sights include Maymont, a Gilded Age mansion with opulent interiors and beautiful gardens, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which contains the largest U.S. collection of Fabergé Easter Eggs and Russian decorative arts.  Historic homes include the Edgar Allen Poe House and the John Marshall House, home of the 4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Wolf Trap
Wolf Trap is a suburb of Washington D.C., 16 miles from downtown Washington in Fairfax County.  It is famous for Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the only national park dedicated to live performances.  Here there are stages and theaters where guests can experience concerts, musicals, and dance performances in beautiful surroundings.  The two primary venues are the Filene Center and the Theater-in-the-Woods, while the Barns at Wolf Trap is the summer home of the Wolf Trap Opera.  The park also offers hiking trails.

Top Hotels in Virginia

Top 10 Most Luxurious Hotels in Virginia

Pair up your luxury escape on one of Paramount’s private jets with a stay at one the Virginia’s most luxurious hotels.

Salamander Resort & Spa
The spectacular Salamander Resort is set on 340 acres in Virginia’s beautiful horse and wine country around Middleburg.  The resort features an equestrian center with fully equipped stables and a practice ring.  There is also a 23,000-square-foot spa and outdoor pool, and a host of activities including hiking, fishing, biking, and archery, along with tennis and basketball courts. Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill is the resort’s signature restaurant. Guests can even take part in culinary classes year-round in the state-of-the-art cooking studio.  Gold Cup Wine Bar offers wine from local Virginia vintners.

Williamsburg Inn
The luxurious Williamsburg Inn is just under a mile from the delightful Historic Colonial Williamsburg. The hotel’s walls are lined with John James Audubon prints of Virginia birds.  Here pampered visitors can enjoy golf, tennis, two outdoor pools (one of which is heated), a fitness club, and spa services with an indoor pool, along with gourmet dining at the Rockefeller Room.  Complimentary shuttle service around the grounds of Colonial Williamsburg is available to Inn guests.  Built in 1937 by John D. Rockefeller Jr., the Inn has three separate golf courses as part of its Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.

The Historic Cavalier Hotel & Beach Club
A grand presence overlooking Virginia Beach’s North End, the Historic Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club embodies refined hospitality with luxurious amenities.  The Hotel offers a spa, beautiful saltwater pools, and a Beach Club with an infinity pool and is the only U.S. hotel with an onsite Bourbon distillery, the Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.  In addition, guests are offered the use of free bikes, plus a fitness center.  Dining options include Becca and the intimate Hunt Room tavern. 

Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
The Goodstone Inn is on a 265-acre estate in the elegant surroundings of Middleburg in Loudon County.  Lodging is within one of the Inn’s six guest cottages with English and French Country décor.  The Conservatory is the Inn’s signature restaurant, and the elegant 12-seat wine cellar makes for a top-notch private dining experience.  The Inn operates its own farm to provide the highest quality produce for its culinary program.  Outdoor adventure includes biking, hiking, and canoeing.  There is also a pool for more relaxing activity nearer the Inn.

Boar’s Head Resort
The Boar’s Head Resort, dating to 1834, sits on 600 acres of beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain surroundings near Charlottesville in the heart of Central Virginia.  A 19th-century gristmill is the heart of the lakeside resort from which the Main Inn was constructed and hosts the resort’s Mill Room restaurant.  There are nature trails to explore, a tennis center, a fitness club, several swimming pools, and a golf course as well as squash and aquatics facilities.  The resort even offers its own onsite adventure tour company, plus a rock-climbing wall, fishing, and mountain biking.

The Jefferson Hotel
Richmond’s stately Jefferson Hotel has been in business since 1895 and is the capital’s grandest hotel.  Guests enter the Palm Court entrance lobby, with its magnificent Tiffany stained-glass dome.  Upscale dining is at the hotel’s Lemaire Restaurant, which offers a renowned Sunday Champagne brunch.  The Hotel offers an indoor pool with a sun patio, a fitness room, and spa treatments.

Tides Inn
Stay in luxury while exploring the Chesapeake Bay region by staying at the Tides Inn, built in 1947.  The hotel is set in Virginia’s Northern Neck in the town of Irvington on its own private peninsula.  There is a full-service spa, golf course, and even a sailing school for guests.  Canoes, kayaks, and boats are available for exploring the surrounding waterways, and there are a host of other activities such as sunset cruises, a disc golf course, tennis, a lavish spa, and a beautiful outdoor pool area.  Fine dining is offered at the Chesapeake Restaurant and Terrace.  The Inn offers its Chesapeake Gold Oyster Excursion to teach guests about the oyster industry and go out on a one-hour harvesting excursion. 

Primland Resort
Dramatically set in the Blue Ridge Mountains on a 12,000-acre property, Primland Resort offers a full slate of outdoor adventure combined with luxury accommodations, gourmet dining, and fabulous amenities.  Outdoor adventure pursuits may include fly fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, archery, or hiking.  The resort even has its own Observatory for nighttime stargazing.  There is a championship-level golf course, tennis courts, and a spa with an indoor pool. One of the signature accommodations is treehouses perched on a 3,000-foot-high bluff with stunning mountain views.  Fine dining is on the menu at Elements Restaurant. 

The Omni Homestead Resort
The Homestead offers true Southern hospitality in luxurious surroundings in the Allegheny Mountains.  Set in Hot Springs, Virginia, thermal springs were the area’s original claim to fame, with guests visiting for the therapeutic warm spring waters.  Built in 1892, the historic resort offers a wealth of activities including golfing, biking, hiking, and archery, and has indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a spa, which features mineral-rich hot spring waters.  Elegant dining is found at the American Audubon Dining Room.

The Inn at Little Washington
The Inn at Little Washington is in the charming small town of Washington, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Its main claim to fame is the exquisite 3-Michelin Star restaurant around which the Relais and Chateaux member Inn was built.  The décor of the dining rooms is fabulous, created by a British stage designer with furniture imported from London, and the dining experience is pure culinary theater.  The Inn’s restaurant is the only 3-star Michelin Restaurant in Virginia.  The Inn serves afternoon tea and the surroundings beckon with trails and gorgeous mountain scenery. Drop by the whimsical Monkey Lounge with its primate murals and stirring cocktails.

Virginia Aircraft

Aircraft Available Locally by Jet Type and Age

Aircraft NameCategoryRangeSeatsAvg. Hourly PriceBaggage Space
HondajetVLJ1180nm4 $3,300 65.34 ft³
Vision JetVLJ1200nm4 $3,000 ft³
Beechjet 400ALight1885nm6 $3,250 53 ft³
Beechjet 400ALight1885nm6 $3,250 53 ft³
Citation CJ3+Light2040nm7 $3,500 65 ft³
Citation ILight1328nm6 $2,850 63 ft³
Hawker 400XPLight1500nm6 $3,500 25 ft³
Learjet 75Super Light2040nm8 $4,450 50 ft³
Learjet 60Midsize2186nm8 $4,500 48 ft³
Learjet 60XRMidsize2365nm7 $4,500 48 ft³
Challenger 605Large3879nm12 $8,400 115 ft³
Challenger 605Large3879nm12 $8,400 115 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge4109nm13 $7,700 169 ft³
King Air 350iTurboprop Aircraft1792nm8 $2,250 71.3 ft³
Pilatus PC-12 NGTurboprop Aircraft1573nm6 $2,100 34.26 ft³

Virginia Airports

Charter Jets FAQ

Your Ultimate Virginia Private Jet Rental Resource

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.

  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.

  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.

  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.

  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.

  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.

  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.

  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.

  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.

  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.

  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!

  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.

  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.

  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.

  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.

  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.

  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.

  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.

  • What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.

  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.

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Top Sights

Top 10 Sights in Virginia

Hiring a private jet service from Paramount is a great way to travel in comfort and style to Virginia’s many vibrant cities and beautiful natural sights.  From the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia offers a bounty of incredible scenery and fascinating history.  Here are some of the very best places to see.

Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach is the state’s largest city, and most popular beach resort area with its boardwalk, sandy beaches, family attractions, and its iconic 34-foot-tall King Neptune sculpture.  The city has the renowned Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum with its wealth of marine life exhibits within the 800,000-gallon aquarium.  The Military Aviation Museum offers the most extensive assemblage of vintage military aircraft from the two World Wars. 

Mount Vernon
George Washington’s 18th-century Plantation House at Mount Vernon in Virginia’s Fairfax County is one of the most famous historical sites in the country.  Here the First President and his wife Martha lived, and you can tour the house with their furniture and belongings, the beautiful grounds set on the Potomac River, and the Museum with such highlights as Washington’s false teeth and shoe buckles from his inauguration.  It is also a living museum with historical re-enactments, a working farm, and landscaped gardens.

Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive
Shenandoah National Park in Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains is one of the state’s most scenic areas.  The Skyline Drive runs for 105 miles through the mountains, with sights, trails, and overlooks to stop at along the way.  There are over 500 miles of hiking trails in the Park, including part of the Appalachian Trail.  Walks lead to impressive waterfalls or stunning mountain vistas. 

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery is the country’s largest military graveyard, over 600 acres in total.  Set on beautiful grounds overlooking Washington D.C., Arlington features such iconic sights as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with its 24-hour honor guard, the grave of President John F. Kennedy, and the famous Iwo Jima Memorial commemorating the Marines raising the U.S. Flag over Japan’s Mount Suribachi in WWII.  Also worthy of a visit is Arlington House, which was the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee until he had to abandon it during the Civil War. 

Luray Caverns
One of the top sights in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia, Luray Caverns is the largest cavern system in the eastern U.S. Paved and lit walkways lead visitors past beautiful natural formations of stalactites and stalagmites, including the Great Stalacpipe Organ, which produces music using various-sized stalactites.  The caverns were discovered in 1878, and they are recognized as a National Natural Landmark. 

Natural Bridge Arch
The Natural Bridge Arch is found in its own state park in Rockbridge Country in western Virginia.  The Arch is the largest of its kind in North America measuring 90 feet long and 215 feet high.  The Arch is set in a gorge carved out by Cedar Creek.  George Washington was said to have carved his initials on the Arch, and the state park has other attractions such as the Cedar Creek trail, Lace Falls, and the Monacan Indian Living History Museum. 

Although Richmond’s skyscrapers underscore its present-day role as the capital of Virginia and its business center, it has a remarkable history and a wealth of attractions to entice visitors.  Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy from 1861-1865, and Civil War history looms large here.  From the American Civil War Museum to Jefferson Davis’s White House of the Confederacy and the Richmond National Battlefield Park, Civil War enthusiasts will have plenty to see.

Richmond’s other sights of note include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with its collections of Fabergé eggs and works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, and the State Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson.  Historic Houses include Maymont, a late 1800s Gilded Age Mansion with spectacular furnishings and gardens, the Edgar Allen Poe House, and the Federal-style home of John Marshall, former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice. 

Historic Jamestown and Yorktown
Colonial National Historic Park is home to two of Virginia’s most important historical sites, the reconstructed settlement of Jamestowne and Yorktown, where the American Revolution ended with the surrender of Lord Cornwallis.

Jamestown is where the first English settlement in the New World was built in 1607.  The sights include the triangular James Fort, the Pocahontas Statue, Jamestown Church, and the Statehouse, plus models of the three ships that brought the settlers from England.  The archeological museum displays finds from the site and has Virginia’s largest collection of Native American artifacts.  Yorktown includes the Moore House where Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the combined American and French armies, and displays and dioramas recount the dramatic history of this crowning event of the Revolutionary War. 

Colonial Williamsburg
Step back in time to Colonial Williamsburg, a beautiful historic reconstruction of the original capital of Virginia.  Costumed interpreters help visitors understand life in 18th-century Williamsburg, and craftspeople tend to their wares.  Meals are served in taverns that recreate the fare from colonial times, and visitors walk in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and other historical luminaries.  There is also the renowned Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, as well as the College of William and Mary. 

Monticello and Charlottesville
The country home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello is one of the most famous presidential homes in America. Jefferson designed his home, which included an octagonal dome, and surrounding gardens. Monticello was based on a Palladian villa near Vicenza Italy that inspired Jefferson. Its architectural and historical significance is exemplified by the fact that it is the only Presidential home on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia, founded in 1819 by Jefferson, who also designed its red brick buildings. Charlottesville’s Historic Michie Tavern enables guests to dine in 18th-century surroundings.  Also in the area is Highland, the county home of President James Monroe.