Discover The History Of America’s First Coal Miners At Mid-Lothian Mines Park In Virginia
History surrounds us here in Virginia, not only in our museums but also in our parks. Head to Mid-Lothian Mines Park and you can explore one of the first major industrial sites in the United States. This beautiful 44-acre preserve is dedicated to the people of Chesterfield County, many of whom have relatives that once worked as dedicated miners in the area. So whether you’re drawn to the impressive history of the land or find peace in the secluded woods, you’ll cherish your visit to Mid-Lothian Mines Park.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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