Germanna’s archaeologists were invited to visit Colonial Williamsburg on August 17, 2023 to compare what we know about fireback fragments recovered from the Enchanted Castle archaeological dig site with a much larger piece with the same design within the Colonial Williamsburg Archaeology collection that was found during excavations at Colonial Williamsburg in the 1930s. The […]
The People. The Places. Their Stories.
Historic Germanna connects communities with Virginia’s past and present through its historic, natural, and cultural resources.
The new Historic Germanna logo encompasses our unique history, many resources, and vision for growth.
The logo depicts a dedication to our past by retaining the iconic “Germanna” script and the pentagon shape of the 1714 Fort Germanna. The addition of a multi-prong compass represents our expanding outreach to the varied communities we serve and wish to engage as well as the many sites and resources under our umbrella. Read the full press release.
Hike Siegen Forest Trails
New Date! Join us on Saturday, September 30 in Virginia’s beautiful Piedmont at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the rescheduled Fall Open House at Historic Salubria! RSVP Here! From 10am to 2pm, enjoy tours of Historic Germanna’s 1757 architectural gem and the grounds, plus crafts and activities for the whole family, refreshments, […]
When soldiers used Germanna Ford in the Civil War, they were traversing a centuries-old crossing of the Rapidan River. Indigenous tribes, English and German colonists, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Civil War armies were all shaped by this location, but also influenced this environment in ways we can still observe today. Historic Germanna is honored […]