The Belle Grove Plantation

(Photo Credit to TripAdvisor.com) History Located in King George Virginia, the Belle Grove Plantation was established in the 1670’s as a tobacco plantation. The original mansion was built over the plantation in 1791 for the Hopkins-Bernard Family and expanded for the Turner family in 1839. This location is a historic Virginia location as President James [...]

The Martha Inn

The Martha Inn, Photo Credit to Wikipedia History:        Located in Abington Virginia, The Martha Inn Building has served as a home, a women’s college, a Civil War Hospital, a residence for traveling actors at the local Barter theater, and now a hotel over the last 174 years. The Martha Inn was originally built in 1832 [...]

The Chimneys

History The Chimneys, located in Fredericksburg Virginia, this historic house was built between the years 1771-1773, named after the stone chimneys at either end of the building. It was not documented who exactly owned The Chimneys, but it was designed by Charles Yates and constructed by John Glassell who was a local merchant coming from [...]

Alcatraz Prison

History Located in the San Francisco Bay in California, the small island of Alcatraz was developed with various facilities such as a lighthouse, military prison, and federal prison from 1934 until 1963. This island is home to the earliest abandoned prison, oldest lighthouse on the west coast, and early military establishments. During its time as [...]