Virginia is home to some of the oldest history in the United States. In Richmond visit the "Arming the Confederacy" display which offers some 150+ Confederate made weapons, used during the Civil War. Also see the mural's painted by Charles Hoffbauer of the Civil War.
Jamestown was the site of the first permanent colony.
Still remaining are some remnants of those initial buildings.
Driving around the area, herds of deer live in the forests around the pitch and tar swamp.
The Western portion of Virginia is filled by the Appalachian Blue Ridge mountain ranges with a wide variety of activities.
To the east is the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay.
In between beautiful green rolling hills.
So if you want to travel to the sea's or climb the mountains to the west, Virginia offers activities from swimming, caving, rock climbing, fishing, golfing, to hiking.