Virginia Scenic Drives

Virginia scenic drives allow you to enjoy the state's rich history, as well as its exquisite landscape. The links at the bottom of this page will take you to articles about two such drives -- Lee's Retreat and Virginia's Skyline Drive -- that contain photos, highlights, and detailed maps.

As the first colony in the new world to be continually inhabited by the British, Virginia is, in many ways, the birthplace and home of American history. Virginians are generous with helping visitors navigate the roads and historic sites throughout the countryside. In fact, roads and highways throughout the state direct tourists to battlegrounds, museums, and points of interest.


Here's a preview of what you'll find in our articles about Virginia scenic drives:

Lee's Retreat

Not much has changed along this route since Robert E. Lee retreated. Centered at Appomattox, this scenic drive is dotted with signs, historic markers, and monuments that tell the story of the Civil War.

Virginia's Skyline Drive

Take in the extraordinary Blue Ridge Mountains on the 105-mile Skyline Drive. With more than 80 overlooks on Skyline Drive, shutterbugs are guaranteed a good angle.


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