Arts & Culture

Reclaiming Jefferson’s Monticello

New restorations paint a fuller picture of life on the president’s Virginia estate


The Real Story of America’s First Thanksgiving

Forget what you learned in elementary school


A Perfect Pairing

Tradition meets modern inside an artist and an antique dealer’s charming Virginia bungalow

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Home & Garden

Inside a Charming Virginia Bungalow

Step inside this Southern cottage


Arts & Culture

Finding the Forgotten

In an overgrown and all but lost African American cemetery in Richmond, a group of dedicated volunteers are trying to reclaim a buried history


Pedaling to the Past

A two-wheel journey on the Virginia Capital Trail

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Flavors of Norfolk

Discover G&G’s favorite spots to savor in Norfolk, Virginia


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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Inside an Antebellum Virginia Farmstead

Tour this one-of-a-kind weekend escape


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


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


Rappahannock River Retreat

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

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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