Your US Bucket List: Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Virginia!

Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Virginia!

Whether you’re looking for an Educational Field Trip or a Fun Day Out with the Kids…

Or if you are planning a Family Vacation for Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter Break…

Or maybe you’re a Full-Time Family touring the US in your van or RV….

Perhaps you are an International Traveler planning your next major excursion into the United States…

Whatever your reason for exploring the world with YOUR Family…

SPGFAN has THE BEST LISTS of Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Each of the 50 United States!

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Learn, Play, Experience, Relax, and Enjoy Yourselves with These Great National Parks, State Parks, Theme Parks, Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Nature Centers, Factory Tours, Historic Sites, Notable Homes, Cultural Attractions, Art Events, Live Performances, Sporting Events, Beaches, Mountains, Cities, Towns, Farms, and MORE!

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Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Virginia!


1750 Isle of Wight CourthouseSmithfield
116th Infantry Regiment and Foundation MuseumVerona
A.A.F. Tank MuseumDanville
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art MuseumWilliamsburg
Abram’s Delight MuseumWinchester
Accomac Debtors’ PrisonAccomac
Accomack-Northampton Antique Car MuseumParksley
Adam Thoroughgood HouseVirginia Beach
Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier CountyThe Plains
Agecroft HallRichmond
Air Power ParkHampton
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society MuseumCharlottesville
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections LibraryCharlottesville
Aldie MillAldie
Alexandria Archaeology MuseumAlexandria
Alexandria Black History MuseumAlexandria
Amazement SquareLynchburg
Amherst County Museum and Historical SocietyAmherst
American Celebration on ParadeNew Market
American Civil War Center at Historic TredegarRichmond
American Revolution Museum at YorktownYorktown
Andrew Johnston HousePearisburg
Anne Spencer HouseLynchburg
Antique Fire Engine MuseumStaunton
Appomattox County Historical MuseumAppomattox
Appomattox Court House National Historical ParkAppomattox
Arlington Historical MuseumArlington
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee MemorialArlington
Armstead Tasker Johnson High School MuseumMontross
Arts Center @ 319Smithfield
Arts DepotAbingdon
Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage MuseumVirginia Beach
Augusta Military Academy MuseumFort Defiance
Aviation Historical ParkVirginia Beach
Avoca MuseumAltavista
Bacon’s CastleSurry
Ball-Sellers HouseArlington
Balthis HouseFront Royal
Barrier Islands CenterMachipongo
Bassett HallWilliamsburg
Bassett Historical CenterBassett
Bath County Historical Society MuseumWarm Springs
Bedford MuseumBedford
Belle Air PlantationCharles City
Belle Boyd CottageFront Royal
Belle Grove PlantationMiddletown
Ben LomondManassas
Berkeley PlantationCharles City
Beth Ahabah Museum & ArchivesRichmond
Big Otter MillBedford
Birthplace of Country Music MuseumBristol
Black Heritage Museum of ArlingtonArlington
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of VirginiaRichmond
Blacksburg MuseumBlacksburg
Blandford ChurchPetersburg
Blue Ridge Farm MuseumFerrum
Blue Ridge Institute & MuseumFerrum
Blue Ridge Music CenterGalax
Booker T. Washington National MonumentHardy
Botetourt County Historical MuseumFincastle
Boyd TavernBoydton
Boykin’s TavernIsle of Wight
Branch Museum of Architecture and DesignRichmond
Breneman-Turner MillHarrisonburg
Brentsville Courthouse Historic CentreBrentsville
Bridgewater Historical Society MuseumBridgewater
Bruce A. Elder Antique and Classic AutomobilesStaunton
Brunswick County MuseumLawrenceville
Burwell-Morgan MillMillwood
Cambria Depot MuseumChristiansburg
Camera Heritage MuseumStaunton
Campbell House (Lexington, Virginia)Lexington
Canal Basin SquareScottsville
Cape Charles Museum and Welcome CenterCape Charles
Cape Henry LighthouseVirginia Beach
Carlyle HouseAlexandria
Carroll County Historical Society MuseumHillsville
Carter Family FoldHiltons
Cathedral of the Sacred HeartRichmond
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical ParkMiddletown
Center for the Arts at the Candy FactoryManassas
Central High MuseumCharlotte Court House
Centre Hill MuseumPetersburg
Charles Taylor Arts CenterHampton
Chatham ManorFredericksburg
Cherry Hill FarmhouseFalls Church
Chesterfield MuseumChesterfield
Children’s Museum of RichmondRichmond
Children’s Museum of VirginiaPortsmouth
Children’s Science Center LabFairfax
Chimborazo Medical MuseumRichmond
Chippokes Farm & Forestry MuseumSurry
Christ Church (Lancaster County, Virginia)Irvington
Christiansburg InstituteChristiansburg
Chrysler Museum of ArtNorfolk
CIA MuseumLangley
City Point History MuseumHopewell
Civil War Museum at Exchange HotelGordonsville
Clarke County Historical Association MuseumBerryville
Clarke-Palmore HouseHenrico
Clarksville Regional MuseumClarksville
Cleveland Virginia History and Heritage MuseumCleveland
Clover Hill VillageAppomattox
C&O Railway Heritage CenterClifton Forge
Cold War MuseumWarrenton
Colonial National Historical ParkVarious locations
Colonial WilliamsburgWilliamsburg
Colvin Run MillGreat Falls
Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer ParkTazewell
Craig County Historical Society MuseumNew Castle
Crewe Railroad MuseumCrewe
Custom HouseYorktown
Cyrus McCormick FarmSteeles Tavern
Dabbs HouseHenrico
Dante Coal Mining and Railroad MuseumDante
Danville Museum of Fine Arts and HistoryDanville
Danville Science CenterDanville
Daura GalleryLynchburg
D. C. Wysor Observatory and MuseumDublin
DEA MuseumArlington
Deltaville Maritime MuseumDeltaville
Depot GalleryRichmond
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts MuseumWilliamsburg
Dinwiddie County MuseumDinwiddie
Dr. Phipps Family MuseumClintwood
Drakes Branch MuseumDrakes Branch
Eastern Shore Railway MuseumParksley
Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace MuseumWytheville
Eleanor D. Wilson MuseumRoanoke
Elk Run Church MuseumElk Run
Endview PlantationNewport News
Essex County MuseumTappahannock
Esther Thomas Atkinson MuseumHampden-Sydney
Explore More Discovery MuseumHarrisonburg
Fairfax MuseumFairfax
Fairfax Station Railroad MuseumFairfax Station
Farmers’ BankPetersburg
Fauquier History Museum at the Old JailWarrenton
Fayette Area Historical Initiative African American Museum (FAHI)Martinsville
The Fed ExperienceRichmond
Ferguson Center for the ArtsNewport News
Ferry FarmFredericksburg
Ferry Plantation HouseVirginia Beach
Fields-Penn HouseAbingdon
Flippo GalleryAshland
First Freedom CenterRichmond
Floyd County Historical Society MuseumFloyd
Fort HarrisonDayton
Fort Monroe Casemate MuseumHampton
Fort NorfolkNorfolk
Fort Ward MuseumAlexandria
Fralin Museum of ArtCharlottesville
Francis Land HouseVirginia Beach
Franconia MuseumFranconia
Franklin County Historical Society MuseumRocky Mount
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military ParkFredericksburg
Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural CenterFredericksburg
Freedom House MuseumAlexandria
Freeman Store and MuseumVienna
Friendship Firehouse MuseumAlexandria
Frontier Culture Museum of VirginiaStaunton
Gadsby’s Tavern MuseumAlexandria
Gallery 5Richmond
Gargoyle Manor – The Monster MuseumClaudville
Gari Melchers HomeFalmouth
The George C. Marshall FoundationLexington
George Washington Birthplace National MonumentWashington’s Birthplace
George Washington Masonic National MemorialAlexandria
George Washington’s GristmillLorton
George Washington’s Office MuseumWinchester
Glencoe MuseumRadford
Gloucester Museum of HistoryGloucester
Goochland County MuseumGoochland
Graffiti HouseBrandy Station
Grand Lodge Library, Museum & Cultural FoundationRichmond
Grant’s Headquarters at City Point MuseumHopewell
Grayson Crossroads MuseumIndependence
Great Lakes to Florida Highway MuseumWytheville
Greater Reston Arts CenterReston
Green SpringAlexandria
Greene County Historical Society MuseumStanardsville
Gum Springs MuseumAlexandria
Gunston HallMason Neck
Gwynn’s Island MuseumGwynn’s Island
Haller-Gibboney Rock House MuseumWytheville
Hampton History MuseumHampton
Hampton Roads Naval MuseumNorfolk
Hampton University MuseumHampton
Harmon’s MuseumWoodlawn
Harrison Museum of African American CultureRoanoke
Harrisonburg Fire Department MuseumHarrisonburg
Harry W. Meador Coal MuseumBig Stone Gap
Haymarket MuseumHaymarket
Hazel Moon Resource CenterAppomattox
Henricus Historical ParkChester
Heritage MuseumDayton
Heritage Farm Museum of Loudoun CountyLoudoun
Hermitage Foundation Museum and GardensNorfolk
Herndon ArtSpaceHerndon
Herndon Depot MuseumHerndon
Highland County MuseumMcDowell
Hill House MuseumPortsmouth
Historic BlenheimFairfax
Historic HuntleyHybla Valley
Historic JamestownJamestown
Historic Sandusky & Civil War MuseumLynchburg
Historic St. Luke’s ChurchBenns Church
History Museum of Western VirginiaRoanoke
Holland Page PlacePalmyra
Hollingsworth MillWinchester
Hostetter Museum of Natural HistoryHarrisonburg
Housewright HouseBuckingham
Hugh Mercer ApothecaryFredericksburg
Hunt GalleryStaunton
Hunter House Victorian MuseumNorfolk
Hupp’s Hill Cedar Creek MuseumStrasburg
Ingles FerryRadford
Isle of Wight County MuseumSmithfield
Ivy LodgeFront Royal
James A. Fields HouseNewport News
James Madison MuseumOrange
James Madison University GalleriesHarrisonburg
James Madison University Mineral MuseumHarrisonburg
James Monroe Museum & Memorial LibraryFredericksburg
Jamestown SettlementJamestown
Jeff Matthews Memorial MuseumGalax
Jerry Falwell MuseumLynchburg
JMU Meteorite CollectionHarrisonburg
John C. Wells PlanetariumHarrisonburg
John Fox, Jr. MuseumBig Stone Gap
John Marshall HouseRichmond
John Singleton Mosby MuseumWarrenton
Josephine School Community MuseumBerryville
June Tolliver House & Folk Art CenterBig Stone Gap
Kenmore PlantationFredericksburg
Ker Place Historical House MuseumOnancock
Kilmarnock MuseumKilmarnock
King and Queen Courthouse Tavern MuseumKing and Queen Court House
King George County Historical Society MuseumKing George
King William Historical MuseumKing William
Kinsale MuseumKinsale
Kittiewan PlantationNew Hope
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art CollectionCharlottesville
Langhorne HouseDanville
L. E. Coleman African-American MuseumHalifax
Lee ChapelLexington
Lee-Fendall HouseAlexandria
Lee Hall DepotNewport News
Lee Hall MansionNewport News
Legacy Museum of African American HistoryLynchburg
Liberia PlantationManassas
Liberty Biblical MuseumLynchburg
Liberty Heritage Society MuseumWarrenton
Lightship PortsmouthPortsmouth
Long Branch PlantationMillwood
Longwood Center for the Visual ArtsFarmville
Loudoun MuseumLeesburg
Lovettsville MuseumLovettsville
Luray CavernsLuray
Lyceum, Alexandria’s History MuseumAlexandria
Lynchburg Academy of Fine ArtsLynchburg
Lynchburg MuseumLynchburg
Lynnhaven HouseVirginia Beach
MacArthur MemorialNorfolk
MacCallum More Museum & GardensChase City
Madison County Historical Society MuseumMadison
Maggie L. Walker National Historic SiteRichmond
Magnolia GrangeChesterfield
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph CollegeLynchburg
Manassas MuseumManassas
Manassas National Battlefield ParkManassas
Manassas Railway DepotManassas
Mariners’ MuseumNewport News
Marine Raider MuseumMCB Quantico
The Marshall HouseLeesburg
Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and MuseumMartinsville
Martinsville-Henry County Historical MuseumMartinsville
Mary Ball Washington Museum and LibraryLancaster
Mary Washington HouseFredericksburg
Matthews Living History Farm MuseumGalax
McCormick ObservatoryCharlottesville
McGuffey Art CenterCharlottesville
Meadow Farm MuseumGlen Allen
Meadowbrook Museum [31]Shawsville
Middlesex County Museum (Virginia)Saluda
Miles B. Carpenter Folk Art MuseumWaverly
Military Aviation MuseumVirginia Beach
Mill House MuseumOccoquan
Miller-Kite HouseElkton
Monacan Ancestral MuseumAmherst
Monroe Park Gold Mining Camp MuseumGoldvein
Montgomery MuseumChristiansburg
Morattico Waterfront MuseumMorattico
Morefield MineAmelia
Morven ParkLeesburg
Moses Myers HouseNorfolk
Mount Jackson MuseumMount Jackson
Mount VernonMount Vernon
Muscarelle Museum of ArtWilliamsburg
Museum at Colonial BeachColonial Beach
Museum of Bank History at Suntrust BankStaunton
Museum of Charlotte CountyCharlotte Court House
Museum of Chincoteague IslandChincoteague
Museum of Culpeper HistoryCulpeper
Museum of GeosciencesBlacksburg
Museum of Hounds & Hunting North AmericaLeesburg
Museum of Military HistoryPortsmouth
Museum of the Confederacy-AppomattoxAppomattox
Museum of the Middle AppalachiansSaltville
Museum of the Shenandoah ValleyWinchester
NASA Visitor CenterWallops Island
National Capitol SquadronBrandy Station
National Civil War Chaplains MuseumLynchburg
National Firearms MuseumFairfax
National Inventors Hall of FameAlexandria
National Museum of the Civil War SoldierPetersburg
National Museum of the Marine CorpsTriangle
National Sporting Library & MuseumMiddleburg
Newsome House Museum and Cultural CenterNewport News
Newtown History CenterStephens City
Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor HouseNorfolk
Norfolk Southern MuseumNorfolk
North Bend PlantationCharles City
Northampton County Court GreenEastville
Northern Neck Farm MuseumHeathsville
Nyumba Ya Tausi-Peacock MuseumBristol
Oakland: Nelson County’s Museum of HistoryLovingston
Oatlands PlantationLeesburg
Occoneechee State ParkClarksville
Old City Cemetery MuseumsLynchburg
Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue MuseumVirginia Beach
Old Court House Civil War MuseumWinchester
Old Cranks Motorcar MuseumGalax
Old Jail MuseumLouisa
Old Stone Jail MuseumPalmyra
Olde Dominion Agricultural ComplexChatham
O. Winston Link MuseumRoanoke
Page County Heritage Association MuseumsLuray
Pamplin Historical ParkPetersburg
Pamunkey Indian MuseumKing William
Patrick County Historical Society MuseumStuart
Pear ValleyEastville
Peninsula Fine Arts CenterNewport News
Petersburg National BattlefieldPetersburg
Philpott Lake Visitor CenterBassett
Piedmont ArtsMartinsville
Piney Grove at Southall’s PlantationCharles City
Plains District Memorial MuseumTimberville
Pleasant Grove (Palmyra, Virginia)Palmyra
Plumb House MuseumWaynesboro
Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine and MuseumPocahontas
Pocahontas State ParkChesterfield
Poe MuseumRichmond
Point of HonorLynchburg
Pope-Leighey HouseAlexandria
Poplar ForestForest
Poquoson MuseumPoquoson
Port Republic MuseumPort Republic
Port Royal Museum of HistoryPort Royal
Portsmouth Art & Cultural CenterPortsmouth
Portsmouth Community Colored LibraryPortsmouth
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard MuseumPortsmouth
Prince George County Regional Heritage CenterPrince George
Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School MuseumVirginia Beach
Radford University Art MuseumRadford
Radford University Museum of the Earth SciencesRadford
Ralph Stanley MuseumClintwood
Rapidan Camp
Ratcliffe-Allison HouseFairfax
Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial MuseumPulaski
Red Hill Patrick Henry National MemorialBrookneal
Reedville Fisherman’s MuseumReedville
Reston MuseumReston
Reuel B. Pritchett MuseumBridgewater
Reeves Center and Watson PavilionLexington
Reynolds HomesteadCritz
Richmond County MuseumWarsaw
Richmond National Battlefield ParkRichmond
Richmond Railroad MuseumRichmond
Riddick’s FollySuffolk
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!Williamsburg
Rippon LodgeWoodbridge
Rising Sun TavernFredericksburg
Roaring Twenties Antique Car MuseumHood
Robert Russa Moton MuseumFarmville
Robert Thomas Carriage MuseumBlackstone
Rochelle-Prince HouseCourtland
Rosewell PlantationGloucester
R.R. Smith Center for History and ArtStaunton
Rucker’s Communication MuseumMartinsville
Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State ParkRice
Salem MuseumSalem
Sanders HouseBluefield
Sargeant MuseumLouisa
Schoolhouse MuseumSmithfield
Schwartz TavernBlackstone
Science Museum of VirginiaRichmond
Science Museum of Western VirginiaRoanoke
Scotchtown (plantation)Ashland
Scottsville MuseumScottsville
Second Street GalleryCharlottesville
Settlers Museum of Southwest VirginiaAtkins
Shenandoah Courthouse MuseumWoodstock
Shenandoah Germanic Heritage MuseumMount Olive
Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg MillEdinburg
Shenandoah Valley Discovery MuseumWinchester
Sherwood Forest PlantationCharles City
Shirley PlantationCharles City
Sidney E. King Arts CenterBowling Green
Siege MuseumPetersburg
Simpson Funeral MuseumChatham
Smithfield PlantationBlacksburg
Smith’s Fort PlantationSurry
Smyth County Historical and Museum SocietyMarion
Southampton Agriculture and Forestry MuseumCourtland
South Boston – Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts & HistorySouth Boston
South Hill Model Railroad MuseumSouth Hill
Southwest Virginia MuseumBig Stone Gap
Spotsylvania County MuseumSpotsylvania
Springfield Rosseechee MuseumClarksville
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary MuseumAlexandria
Stage Door GalleryCape Charles
Star MuseumAbingdon
Staunton River Battlefield State ParkClover
Steamboat Era MuseumIrvington
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy CenterChantilly
St. James’ HouseFredericksburg
Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters MuseumWinchester
Stonewall Jackson HouseLexington
Strasburg MuseumStrasburg
Stratford Hall PlantationStratford
Suffolk Art GallerySuffolk
Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad MuseumSuffolk
Sully Historic SiteChantilly
Surry County VA Historical Society & MuseumsSurry
Sweet Briar College Art GalleriesSweet Briar
Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural CenterTangier Island
Taubman Museum of ArtRoanoke
This Century Art GalleryWilliamsburg
Thomas J. Boyd MuseumWytheville
Thomas James StoreMathews Court House
Tobacco Farm Life Museum of VirginiaSouth Hill
Tompkins CottageMathews
Torpedo Factory Art CenterAlexandria
Tredegar Iron WorksRichmond
Tuckahoe PlantationManakin
United States Army Women’s MuseumFort Lee
University of Richmond MuseumsRichmond
University of Virginia GalleriesCharlottesville
Upper WolfsnareVirginia Beach
U.S. Army Quartermaster MuseumFort Lee
U.S. Army Transportation MuseumNewport News
UVa Computer MuseumCharlottesville
The ValentineRichmond
Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage CenterHarrisonburg
Valley Turnpike MuseumHarrisonburg
Vietnam War Foundation MuseumRuckersville
Violet Bank MuseumColonial Heights
Vinton Historical Society and MuseumVinton
Virginia Air and Space CenterHampton
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science CenterVirginia Beach
Virginia Aviation MuseumRichmond
Virginia Discovery MuseumCharlottesville
Virginia’s Executive MansionRichmond
Virginia Historical SocietyRichmond
Virginia Holocaust MuseumRichmond
Virginia HouseRichmond
Virginia Institute of Marine Science Visitor Center and AquariumGloucester Point
Virginia Living MuseumNewport News
Virginia Museum of Contemporary ArtVirginia Beach
Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsRichmond
Virginia Museum of Natural HistoryMartinsville
Virginia Museum of the Civil WarNew Market
Virginia Museum of TransportationRoanoke
Virginia Musical MuseumWilliamsburg
Virginia Quilt MuseumHarrisonburg
Virginia Randolph CottageGlen Allen
Virginia S. Evans Doll MuseumSouth Hill
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and MuseumPortsmouth
Virginia State CapitolRichmond
Virginia Tech GalleriesBlacksburg
Virginia War MuseumNewport News
Visual Arts Center of RichmondRichmond
VMI MuseumLexington
Walter Reed BirthplaceGloucester
Walton’s Mountain MuseumSchuyler
Warren Rifles Confederate MuseumFront Royal
Watermen’s MuseumYorktown
Waynesboro African-American MuseumWaynesboro
Waynesboro Heritage MuseumWaynesboro
Weems–Botts MuseumDumfries
Westmoreland County MuseumMontross
Weston ManorHopewell
Weston FarmsteadCasanova
White House and Museum of the ConfederacyRichmond
White Oak Civil War MuseumFalmouth
White’s MillAbingdon
Wickham HouseRichmond
Wilderness Road Regional MuseumNewbern
William King Museum of ArtAbingdon
Wilton House MuseumRichmond
Winmill Carriage MuseumLeesburg
Wolf Creek Cherokee MuseumStuart
Wolf Creek Indian Village and MuseumBastian
Women in Military Service for America MemorialArlington
Wood Brothers Racing MuseumStuart
Woodlawn PlantationAlexandria
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and MuseumStaunton
Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah County VirginiaWoodstock
Workhouse Arts CenterLorton
Wythe County African-American Heritage MuseumWytheville
Yorktown BattlefieldYorktown
York County Historical MuseumYorktown

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