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Category Archives: History

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

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

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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

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150th Battle of Trevilians – Audio Driving Tour

Created by the Louisa County Historical Society and the Trevilians Battlefield Foundation. Tour begins at the Sergeant Museum and through 11 stops, detailing Louisa’s Civil War history. This Audio Tour is a great way to interact with local history.

Use the “my location” tool on the map to enable your location. Image loading may be slow in rural areas due to weak cellular signal.

We invite you to listen and tour for FREE. Click here.