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Virginia

Traditions

My Father’s Ham

Like many a Southerner, the writer William Styron found joy and solace in a Virginia staple

Garden Variety

A Southern Literary Garden

How a family and a community came together to preserve a cultural landmark in Virginia

Arts & Culture

Fishing for Votes

Every April in Tidewater Virginia, politicians and ordinary folks gather to celebrate spring, smoked shad, and the age-old practice of civic discourse. Welcome to the Wakefield Shad Planking

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Arts & Culture

Inside the Wakefield Shad Planking

A generations-old spring cookout in Virginia

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Homeplace

Inside an Antebellum Virginia Farmstead

Tour this one-of-a-kind weekend escape

Homeplace

A Virginia Farmstead

How a Virginia couple blended modern and antebellum to create the ultimate weekend escape

In the Garden

Rare Breeds

In a tucked-away Virginia greenhouse, two longtime enthusiasts cultivate a passion for heirloom orchids

Books

Family Secrets

A story of murder, passion, and the perils of brotherly love

Food & Drink

New Southern Beer Halls

Snag a bar stool and grab a pint at one of these four hop-pening new joints

Made in the South

Art Underfoot

From Monticello to modern houses, the floorcloth rugs by Virginia artisans Ginny and Joe Lascara bring Southern history home

Homeplace

Rappahannock River Retreat

Appreciation for history and conservation runs deep on a family farm in Virginia’s Rappahannock River valley

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Homeplace

A Rappahannock River Retreat

Inside Wheatland, a family’s Greek Revival plantation in Virginia

Arts & Culture

A 90-Year Chincoteague Tradition—and a New Legacy

Celebrating a special legacy at this year’s pony swim

Travel

Road Trip: High Country Highway

A father and daughter take on hills and navigate history in the Allegheny Mountains

In the Garden

Estate Planting

A Virginia garden carries on a horticultural legacy

Travel

Small-Town Escapes: Middleburg, VA

A well-heeled haven for horse lovers in the Northern Virginia hills

Food & Drink

Rediscover a Southern Classic: Pea Salad

Chef Travis Milton shares his recipe

Harvest

The Chesapeake’s Lost Flavors

Local chefs are rediscovering homegrown ingredients

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Gardens

Inside Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring Farm Estate

Take a look inside the private estate and see some of the items up for bid at Sotheby’s three separate auctions of the Mellon collection

Our Kind of Place

George Washington (and I) Slept Here

A peek behind the walls into the enduring relevance of Mt. Vernon