Did you know that there are abandoned statues in Virginia of many former American presidents in the Old Dominion? That’s right, along with the numerous houses, trains, ghost towns, and other abandoned places in Virginia, you’ll also find these statues outside of Williamsburg. Originally part of Presidents Park, these 20-foot busts of former U.S. presidents have sat alone in a privately-owned field since 2010. If you want to know more about this unique piece of Virginia history, read on to learn about this fascinating and eerie field of abandoned statues in Virginia.

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If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie and history buff, you’ll enjoy checking out these abandoned places in Virginia too.

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Abandoned Statues In Virginia

What are some abandoned places in Virginia? 

Aside from the president statues in Williamsburg, here are some abandoned places in Virginia worth checking out.

  • Western State Lunatic Asylum in Staunton: After serving as an asylum, this now abandoned place in Virginia was also a prison.
  • Barton Mansion (Corner Minor) in Richmond: This now abandoned property was built in the late 1890s.
  • Renaissance Faire in Fredricksburg: Although abandoned, most of this mansion still stands.
  • Selma Mansion in Loudon County: In its heyday, this endangered ruin was the place to go for weddings and other special events.


Take a look at these abandoned places in Virginia to learn more.

What are some fun and interesting facts about Virginia history?

If you love learning, you'll enjoy these fun and interesting facts about Virginia history:

  • Hampton was created in 1610 and to this day continues to be the oldest English-speaking settlement in North America.
  • Tobacco was introduced to Virginia in 1613.
  • Back in 1619, the House of Burgesses was established as the first democratically elected legislative body in the colonies.
  • The first public theater in the United States opened in Virginia in 1716.


You'll discover more fun and interesting facts about Virginia history in this coverage too.

Where are there ghost towns in Virginia?

Along with abandoned statues in Virginia, there are plenty of ghost towns throughout the state worth visiting too. Here's an overview:

  • Union Level: This ghost town was once a thriving community in the early 19th century.
  • Matildaville: In the 1700s, this was a prosperous mining town.
  • Elko Tract: This abandoned area served as a decoy during the Second World War.
  • Monroe: This is an underwater ghost town submerged under Smith Mountain Lake.


If you'd like to discover more Virginia history, take this road trip to ghost towns throughout the state as well.





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