Things to see and do in
Middleburg On-line: Just four miles east of Chrysalis Vineyards, the historic village of Middleburg, Virginia, offers a wealth of shopping, dining and lodging opportunities. It is the center of Virginia Hunt Country, and the surrounding area is home to many wineries, battlefields, country estates and galleries. A recent article in Southern Living highlights some of the charms of Middleburg and environs.
The Red Fox Inn: The venerable Red Fox Inn and Tavern stands at the center crossroads of Middleburg, Virginia, an historic village that lies in the shadow of the Blue Ridge and Bull Run mountains in a valley steeped in the lore of both the Revolutionary and the Civil Wars. And of course, be sure to enjoy a bottle of Chrysalis Vineyards wine during your visit to the Red Fox Inn's first class dining room!
Manassas Battlefield National Park. The American Civil War's Battles of First and Second Manassas (also called Bull Run) were fought here July 21, 1861 and August 28-30, 1862. The 1861 battle was the first test of Northern and Southern military prowess. Here Confederate Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson acquired his nickname "Stonewall."
Oatlands Plantation. Open to the public as one of 19 national properties of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The 1803 property, nestled in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Washington, attracts 70,000 visitors annually to its mansion and historic gardens.
Virginia Hunt Country. Horses have always played an important role in the history of Northern Virginia, and that tradition thrives today in the many equestrian facilities, shows and hunts in the Loudoun County area.
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