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Tourism in Louisa, VA

Whether you are local or just passing through, Louisa County has a number of great opportunities for recreation, entertainment and fun.

The county’s largest draw is Lake Anna, constructed to provide cooling capacity for the North Anna Nuclear Power Station.  Thousands of homes-from bungalows to luxurious mansions-line the water’s edge.  Those who enjoy fun in the sun, as well as boaters, fishermen and birdwatchers, have frequented the lake for years. But with additional commercial development coming to the lake, many more are discovering what some have called “Virginia’s best-kept secret.”

When visiting Louisa, music lovers should take in the diverse offerings at the Louisa Arts Center or make  plans to come in July for annual Mineral Bluegrass Festival. Pair it with a trip to a local winery or two and couples can enjoy a great weekend of reconnecting.

The county’s rich history attracts those enthralled with the past, with the Sargeant Museum providing a detailed account of Louisa through the years. The Battle of Trevilian Station, the largest all-cavalry engagement of the Civil War, has always attracted historical tourists, but a reenactment series has become a major draw for history buffs.

Lake Anna

Sargeant Museum of Louisa County

Bracketts Farm in the Historic Green Springs District

Wineries in Louisa and Lake Anna

Louisa Arts Center

Trevilian Station Battlefield

Historic Mineral and Mineral Farmers’ Market

Walton Park

Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center