Surrounded By History
Prince Michel’s location serves the Virginia day-tripper well. Our close proximity to Richmond, Charlottesville, and Washington D.C. affords one the luxury of a day full of memories without a lot of driving. For those who love history, antiquing, or just winery hopping, Prince Michel provides the perfect meeting place.
For history buffs this area is packed with historic buildings and home, battlefields, and museums. For a once in a lifetime opportunity, visit James Madison’s home Montpelier as it undergoes restoration. Rarely do you find such knowledgeable and friendly tour guides, and the grounds are exceptional including a virgin forest and formal garden. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is a magnificent architectural masterpiece and boasts views unlike any other.
A stop at the Museum of Culpeper History sets the tone for hours of touring Civil and Revolutionary War battlefields and sites. This jewel of a museum, selected as one of Reader’s Digest’s top 25 “Off the Beaten Path” destinations, covers everything from Dinosaurs to Baseball. A trip to the Graffiti House brings you to an intimate understanding of the Civil War from a wounded soldier’s point of view.
All these historic sites and more are just a short drive from Prince Michel. This area played an important role in American History from Presidents’ birthplaces and retreats to homes of Revolutionary War Patriots. Native American culture predating the Europeans and dinosaur exhibits are also available.
For historical information, including driving tours, reenactments, and calendar of events, contact the tourism offices in this area directly.