Did you know that there is an area in Mechanicsville that is referred to as “Old Mechanicsville”?
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#1 Thing to Do: Cold Harbor National Cemetery
#2 Thing to Do: Virginia Beach
#3 Thing to Do: Garthright House
Fun Fact: In Old Mechanicsville, you’ll see a stone windmill that served as a landmark since 1972.
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Top Attractions Within Mechanicsville
AMF Bowling Center in Mechanicsville offers traditional bowling on 56 lanes. There is plenty of concourse seating, a cafe in the middle of the centre and a full bar with projection TV screens that offer guests a place to relax and unwind. There are drop-down video screens over every lane, that display music video, sports and news. There is also a state of the art scoring system that will keep track of your strikes. Challenge your friends to some arcade games in a newly renovated game room or play pool on one of the 8 billiard tables in the bar.
The Garthright House is an important landmark in Mechanicsville, because it stood in the path of charging troops at two battles: Gaines' Mill in 1862 and Cold Harbour in 1864. The house belonged to Miles Garthright, a Confederate soldier whose cavalry unit saw action around Cold Harbour early in the battle. Nearby, there is also a brick cemetery that dates back to the middle of the 1700s, if not earlier.
Governor's Antiques is located near Mechanicsville and it is one of the largest multi-service antique complexes in Virginia. It has over 20 different services under one roof, as well as over 20.000 square feet of antiques and collectibles. It is well known as the most unusual antique complexes in the United States. Here you can find Civil War pistols, iron fencing, mantel for mansions, a mahogany Chippendale set of chairs, a ship's wheel, or crystal chandeliers all at the same location.