Historic Fincastle is one of the best spots on the East Coast where you can step into history, according to a recent article by Paste Magazine.

The Town of Fincastle in Virginia’s Blue Ridge was one of four spots highlighted in the story “4 Historic Eastern U.S. Villages You Can Stay In,” which was written by Shelley Seale.

Seale visited the region in 2015 as part of a media tour hosted by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Fincastle makes the list along with Manteo, North Carolina, Great Diamond Island in Maine, and Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky.

Known as a key stop for many pioneers as they traveled westward, Fincastle has unique connections to many historic figures, including Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and William Clark, who returned to the town to marry a local girl following his exploration with Meriweather Lewis.

The following is an article excerpt from the section about Fincastle:

"Surrounded by the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, the entire town of Fincastle is a recognized historic district. It has been described as a virtual museum of 18th and 19th century American architecture, with some dwellings dating back to the late 1770s."

You can read the article in its entirety by visiting the Paste Magazine website.

Check out our Must See Main Street: Fincastle blog post to learn more about what made this unique community an original gateway to the West.