Discover 400 years of history in the palm of your hand

Discover 400 years of history in the palm of your hand
Explore 400 years of history by downloading the Virginia History Trails app. (Source: Virginia History Trails)

(WWBT) - Calling all history lovers! There is a new app where you can easily access 400 years of Virginia history, which includes 20 themed trails and details why each site is important to Virginia and American history.

Download the app by clicking here.

The app is called Virginia History Trails, and it features over 400 stores and more than 200 historic places. It also allows you to "check-in" at historical sites and to share updates by using the hashtag #VAHistoryTrails to earn badges.

"Users can immerse themselves in a themed trail that winds across the Commonwealth or employ the app's GPS feature to find nearby historical sites and immediately transform their surroundings into a live history experience," the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution organization said in a press release.

The 20 themed trails include:

  • African-American
  • American Revolution
  • Citizenship
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil War
  • Conflicts
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exploration
  • Immigration
  • Innovation
  • Military
  • Preservation
  • Presidents
  • Religious Liberty
  • Representative Government
  • Resistance
  • Virginia Indians
  • Women

The 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution highlights the events that happened in the state since 1619 that led "the nation on a course towards the ideals of democracy, diversity and opportunity and include the First Representative Legislative Assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to English North America, the recruitment of English women in significant numbers to the Virginia colony, the first official English Thanksgiving in North America and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Virginia colony."

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