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First Thanksgiving

The Berkeley Plantation in Charles City held the first Thanksgiving on December 4, 1619.


Oldest Restaurant

The Red Fox Inn located in Middleburg. It is also the oldest registered inn in the country.

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First Cookbook

Mary Randolf, born and raised at Tuckahoe Plantation, penned The Virginia House, the first American cookbook.


Classic Virginia Foods

Drawn Food

Foods Virginia is known for:

  • Chesapeake Bay blue crab
  • Virginia oysters
  • Peanuts
  • Maple syrup
  • Smithfield ham
  • Brunswick stew
  • Virginia wine
  • Apples