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Category Archives: Attractions

Battle of Trevilian Station

The largest all cavalry battle of the Civil War was fought in and around Trevilian Station just west of Louisa courthouse. Official Civil War Trail signs guide a driving tour of the Battle. Detailed tour brochures available at the Sargeant Museum in Louisa and online at www.louisacountyhistoricalsociety.org/tours/ and www.trevilianstation.org.

Bracketts Farm

Located in the heart of the Green Springs National Historic Landmark, this farm dates back to the late 18th century. The home and land are preserved in their original context with little alteration.  Home to the Bracketts Farm Charitable Garden, a living classroom demonstrating Monacan Indian style gardening.

www.bracketts.org

Civil War Battlefield Driving Tour

Begin your auto tour in front of the Ogg Building in downtown Louisa next to the Courthouse at the Virginia Civil War Trails marker. Visit www.louisacountyhistoricalsociety.org/tours/ for mobile interactive tour maps with audio – accessible by smartphones.

Genealogy and Research

The Louisa County Historical Society’s genealogy resources at the Sargeant Museum are open for research during museum hours. The Society’s archives are available by appointment. Museum staff can share guides to research in the courthouse and historic maps showing homes, mills and roads. The Society also has a public genealogy research room at the Louisa County Library.

214 Fredericksburg Ave.
Louisa, VA 23093
540-967-5975
www.louisahistory.org

Goochland Drive-In Theatre

A family-oriented and community-involved establisment that offers the finest new/current-release movies – with classic Amerian food and concessions at very affordable prices. Though technologically modern inside and out, it pays homage to the classic drive-ins of yesteryear.

4344 Old Fredericksburg Road
Hadensville, VA 23067

Historic Green Springs District

Green Springs National Historic Landmark District encompasses over 14,000 acres in the piedmont of Central Virginia. The 250 eighteenth and nineteenth century homes and farm lands are a continuum of Virginia rural vernacular architecture, reflective and respectful of their location, preserved in their original context with little alteration. Here the landscape has been enhanced, rather than despoiled, by the presence of civilization. Located on the western edge of the county. Statelyl mansions dot the rolling countryside, surrounded by large tracts of poperty perserving the rural atmosphere of Louisa County.

P.O. Box 1838
Louisa, VA 23093
(540) 371-1112 / (540) 967-9671
www.nps.gov

Louisa Arts Center

Located in the Louisa Town Hall, the Louisa Arts Center is the cultural center of Central Virginia and home to the Purcell Gallery and the Cooke-Haley Theater. The gallery houses paintings, sculpture, and photography, and is open to the public on weekdays.  The Cooke-Haley Theater offers a variety of musical and theatre performances.

212 Fredericksburg Avenue
Louisa, VA 23093
(540) 967-2200
louisaarts.org

North Anna Nuclear Information Center

North Anna generates 1,806 megawatts from its two units-enough to power 450,00 homes. The facility was named after the North Anna River, which was dammed to form the 9,600-acre Lake Anna reservoir and the 3,400-acre Waste Heat Treatment Facility, used to provide cooling water for the station. To see how electricity is generated and sent to your home, Dominion Virginia Power offers public tours at North Anna Power Station as part of its community information program. Allow approximately 1 – 2 hours for this fun and free tour.

1022 Haley Drive Mineral, VA 23117
Mineral, VA 23117
(540) 894-2029 / (804) 771-3200
www.dom.com

Red Rocker Candy

Red Rocker Candy, LLC makes hand-made toffee, brittles, chocolates and more in Troy, Virginia. In business since 2002, this Virginia’s Finest (R) company is guided by the old fashioned values of family, quality, goodness and customer enjoyment. Follow highway signs near Zion Crossroads to this VDOT designated “Attraction.”

170 Industrial Way
Troy, VA 22974
(434) 589-2011
www.redrockercandy.com

The Downtown Gardens

Take a seat on one of our beautiful benches and enjoy the raised beds planted and maintained by local organizations. Our commitment is to design, plant and maintain green spaces along the historic Main Street corridor of downtown Louisa for public enjoyment. The participating organizations are invited to plant a variety of approved plants that are aesthetically appealing, non-invasive, and beneficial.

103 W. Main Street
Louisa, VA 23093
www.facebook.com/TheDowntownGardens

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The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum

Virginia’s only standing Civil War receiving hospital which provided care for over 70,000 soldiers. During the reconstruction period, the building served the newly freed slaves as a Freemans Bureau hospital and school. Now fully restored the museum is dedicated to the timeline of the history of the Exchange Hotel and the Civil War era.

400 South Main Street
Gordonsville, VA 22942
(540) 832-2944
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Town of Louisa Walking Tour

A self-guided walking tour that departs from the Ogg Building next to the Louisa Historical Courthouse. On the tour is the Old Jail, many historical homes and churches ending at the Old Oakland Cemetery 1870 which provided the last resting place for 94 marked graves who fought in the Battle of Trevilian Station 1864. Explore the walking tour at louisahistory.org/tours.

212 Fredericksburg Avenue
Louisa, VA 23093
(540) 967-1400