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Let us show you why Louisa, Virginia is the perfect place for your family to vacation! For families on holidays, for a fascinating tour through history or a leisurely day trip, Louisa has its own place in time. If you are looking for a place steeped with history, rich with outdoor activities, loaded with family-oriented fun, Louisa is the place to visit!

Create your own “Central Virginia” history tour, starting with The Sargeant Museum and downtown historic courthouse, then escape to beautiful Bracketts Farm, a working farm of 515 acres that is located in the Green Springs Historic District and is one of more than 250 original 18th and 19th century homes, barns and other building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bracketts Farm maintains a Black Angus beef herd, as well as a Tarentaise-bred herd of 200 and is open to the public for picnics, fishing and nature walking along its trail.

Louisa is home of the Battlefield of Trevilian Station—the largest all-cavalry battle of the Civil War—Netherlands Tavern and the old Oakland Cemetery, which is the last resting place for 94 marked but unknown victims of the fierce Battle of Trevilian Station.

Numerous monuments and markers are located in the town and county of Louisa. The Confederate Memorial, the Veteran Memorial, Patrick Henry’s marker, John Mercer Langston’s marker and Jack Jouett’s marker are just a few.

Louisa County is also proud of its historic courthouse, a colonial revival structure standing as the centerpiece of town. The old bell and stone steps are two relics of the 1818 courthouse that remain today.

Lake Anna is the second largest fresh-water inland lake in Virginia, with over 250 miles of shoreline and some 13,000 surface acres. Lake Anna is renowned for its water sports and fishing and is conveniently located about an hour and a half from Washington, DC.

Summertime brings the festival season. Louisa is host to the Mineral Bluegrass Festival and other fairs, festivals and celebrations. Louisa County is home to many other attractions including vineyards, antique shops, campgrounds, parks and hiking.

Come to Shenandoah Crossing, where families can play golf, go horseback riding, fish in Izac Lake or just lie by the pool. Sometimes you just might want to get lost on a back-country road where you will experience peace and tranquility as you enjoy the pastoral scenes of area fields and farms.

Take an afternoon and follow the winding road past shadowed woods and sunlit fields, past the tiny church with its tall steeple, past the old mill on the meandering South Anna River, until finally you come upon the sign that taunts: “If you lived at Twin Oaks, you’d be home now.”

Twin Oaks is a flourishing commune that has grown to nearly 100 inhabitants. It is a self-sustaining living example of communal living sprawling across 450 efficiently managed acres.

Come see for yourself, you will be glad you did.

For more information call the visitor’s center at (540) 832-0555.

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