There’s a rich connection to history in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. This scenic route combines the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a look at some key historic sites. You’ll get a chance to visit the Natural Bridge, which was once owned by Thomas Jefferson and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The stunning 215-foot tall bridge is a limestone gorge that towers over Cedar Creek. The route also makes its way to the Appomattox, the location of the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park and the McLean House, where General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate army surrendered to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865 to end the American Civil War.