Explore Time Periods

Learn about 16,000 years of Virginia history through collections objects, historical articles, video, and our interactive timeline.

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Explore Time Periods

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16,000 BCE to 1622 CE
A Land of Opportunity: Creating Virginia
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1623 to 1763
A Distant Dominion
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1764 to 1824
From British Colony to American State
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1825 to 1860
Challenge of a New Century
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1861 to 1876
Civil War and Reconstruction
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1877 to 1924
Virginia in the New South
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1925 to Today
Dynamic Dominion

May

This Month in History

The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House is fought during the Civil War.