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THE NATION’S BIRTHPLACE

The first English settlement of what would become the United States—and the original capital of Virginia—was Jamestown in 1607. Eight U.S. Presidents were born in this state, including Thomas Jefferson.


HISTORIC LANDMARKS


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Jefferson’s Home

In Charlottesville, Jefferson built his iconic home, the Monticello, where he wrote the Declaration of Independence, and established the University of Virginia’s Academical Village. Together, these National Historic Landmarks have been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites for their historic significance.