Centrally located between Washington, DC, and the home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville to the south, lies Culpeper, the ideal mustering point for great Virginia adventures. Nestled in the Piedmont River Valley between the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers, the Culpeper area offers outstanding outdoor adventures, a well-preserved historic downtown with quaint boutiques, restaurants, gourmet shops, and antique stores, and beautiful Virginia countryside. Just 30 minutes to an hour south are James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland in Charlottesville, VA. To the east, a one-day circuit trip covers several significant battlefields of the Civil War, including the Battles of Brandy Station, Cedar Mountain, Kelly’s Ford, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Fredericksburg. En route, within one hour’s drive north to Washington D.C., you can stop at Manassas Battlefield Park, Arlington National Cemetery and Mount Vernon. There are countless museums, monuments and landmarks inside the District of Columbia. Just west of Culpeper, the lush Piedmont “horse country” rolls into the breath-taking views of the Rappahannock countryside and on to Virginia’s Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Mountains.