If you're planning a getaway this President's Week,
there's no better choice than the state that has nurtured
more presidents than any other - Virginia.
Starting with "The Father of Our Country," George
Washington, you can visit Mount Vernon, his beloved home, open every day of the year. The fascinating tour
will help you understand what made our first hero tick. Also nearby is Alexandria,
Washington's "hometown," where you can see, in the well-preserved historic district, the places in which he dined, danced and worshipped.
Moving on to our third president, Thomas Jefferson,
you can tour, near lovely Charlottesville, the stately home this genius designed himself, Monticello. Also in
Charlottesville is the University of Virginia, whose campus was designed by Jefferson as well. Not far away are Montpelier, the home of our fourth president, James Madison, and Ashlawn-
Highland, the home of our fifth president, James Monroe.
Moving west, you come to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, and in Staunton you'll find the birthplace of another native Virginia president, Woodrow Wilson.
For more information on planing a vacation in the "Cradle of Presidents,"
contact the Virginia Division of Tourism at its website, www.Virginia.org. Enjoy!