The American Shakespeare Center hopes to bring your English literature classes to life in a way you never thought possible. At the Center, you will find the Blackfriars Playhouse, the only re-creation in the world of the indoor theater Shakespeare used in his time. This majestic slice of history produces Shakespearean and other classical plays throughout the year inside its Renaissance-style walls. Those people who never had a taste for Shakespeare have become converts through the productions that the American Shakespeare Center puts on. Positive reviews from the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Frommer’s do not hurt, either.
Frontier Culture Muse
See what frontier was really like at the living and breathing Frontier Culture Museum. This facility has four farms filled with inhabitants dressed in the clothing of the time, reenacting their daily duties. Representing the English, American, German, and Scotch-Irish settlers, these farms hope to give you a window into the past as you peak into the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Visitors loved watching the re-enactors share stories about their lives as they showed them true Southern hospitality. Young and old alike appreciate learning more about their history in this interactive, hands-on experience. Children will also enjoy the animals at the farm.
Gypsy Hill Park
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and chill out at Gypsy Hill Park. This stunning outdoor area is the delight of residents. This space has more than 200 acres to provide you with a wide range of recreational opportunities. The 1-mile-plus roadway can be easily traversed on bicycle, foot, or even rollerblades. Enjoy a cookout in one of their covered pavilions, or simply gaze into the duck pond. The park has everything you could want and more, with places to fish, basketball courts, a football field, pools, soccer fields, a fitness station, and more.