Located in Central Virginia, less than an hour from Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg, Louisa County offers visitors an opportunity to experience the sense of peace and beauty of rural life, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and interstate.
Walk the streets of charming and historic downtown Louisa. Browse the quaint shops for antiques and collectibles. Take in a show at the Louisa Arts Center and dine at one of the delightful restaurants. While in town, stop by the beautiful Louisa Courthouse, built in 1904. Visit the Historical Society’s Sargeant Museum and see memorabilia from another era or research your genealogy.
Summertime brings the festival season, especially for the Town of Mineral. Walton Park is the spot for the First Fridays in Louisa concert series, the nationally known Mineral Bluegrass Festival, the new Louisa Wine Festival, and the County’s Fall Harvest Festival. The old fashioned Agricultural Fair is held in the Town of Louisa at the end of July. Other annual events such as the Lake Anna Feast Custom Boat Show in June, the Que and Cruise Barbeque Cook-Off in July, the Louisa Air Show in September, and the Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off in October keep visitors returning to the county year after year. History comes to life during the Battle of Trevilian Station re-enactment held in June every other year, building up to the sesquicentennial celebration in 2014.
It’s not too far to the historical attractions like Monticello and Montpelier, the famous battlefields of Fredericksburg, the exciting Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens Amusement Parks, or even Washington D.C.; but once you find Louisa, it’s hard to leave Louisa… come see for yourself.