One of the best things about living in Northern Virginia is living in an area so rich with history. One of our favorite local spots is Chapman’s Mill (aka Beverly Mill).
The mill was built in 1742 and has an incredible history. The mill was burnt down in 1998 and is currently in a shell like state. I can’t imagine what it must have been like before the fire because even as it stands it gives you chills. Walking into a place where people lived over 200 years ago gets me every time. Add to that the mill’s involvement in the Civil War and the ambiance is even more incredible. You can read more about the history here: http://www.chapmansmill.org