Northern Virginia Travel and Attractions Guide
Northern Virginia Attractions are among the most
abundant the state has to offer including,
historic sites and buildings
and other places of interest among
it's many attractions.
From the colonial period the influence of George
Washington and the founding fathers is found in
Northern Virginia in abundance. George Washington's colonial estate,
Mount Vernon, on the shore of the Potomac in
southern Fairfax County. The history of Washington and
the colonial and revolutionary war period can also be
found nearby at other Washington related sites. The
Civil War’s first conflicts were fought in Northern
Manassas (Bull Run) in 1861. The second Battle of
Manassas occurred in the same area in 1862. e. The
commander of the Confederate forces General Robert E.
Lee, and his wife Mary Custis Lee, the great
granddaughter of Martha Washington, lived in the family
estate, now known as Arlington House, from 1831 to 1861.
The home with a commanding view of the city of
Washington, from the western side of the Potomac, and
was to become the site of one of the most hollowed
grounds in our nation. On, the site of the Custis Lee
Arlington National Cemetery, serves as the final
resting place of thousand who served and as a reminder
of high the price of freedom. Along the Potomac on
the eastern edge of Arlington Cemetery is the
Pentagon, the world largest office building and a
symbol of the emergence after World War II of the US as
the leading non-communist nation in the cold war period.