Richmond Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Richmond

  • 1. Outlying Areas

    drewry's bluff is one of 13 sites managed by the richmond national battlefield park. this 90 foot bluff has a commanding view of the james river. at the begining of the civil war the confederates...

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  • 2. James River Plantations

    There are five historic plantation houses and grounds along scenic Route 5 in Charles City County along the north side of the James River east of Richmond. Many date from the earliest years of...

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  • 3. Shockoe Slip

    Shockoe Slip is the name give to the area on the Southeastern side of Richmond's financial district, which is also the area closest to the river. This area was fairly unique, as we went from a fairly...

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  • 4. BB & T (old First National Bank) Building

    The old First National Bank Building was one of the first high-rise buildings in Richmond (built in 1913). It helped create the skyline of Richmond and dominated it for almost 40 years and was the...

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  • 5. Flora and Fauna

    I saw a few, quite pretty dogs in Richmond but nothing compare to... that stone dog on my picture. He was alone, kept the basket with a pot in his mouth and welcomed to one of the houses on Monument...

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  • 6. The River

    Many Richmonders go for bank holiday weekends to the river. I don't mean the James River that bisects the city, but to cottages they maintain or rent along the Rappahannock or Potomac Rivers. In the...

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  • 7. University of Richmond (or U of R)

    The University of Richmond (or U of R, as it's locally called) is the closest thing in Virginia to a northeastern Ivy League School. My friends who attend (or are alumni of) the University of Virginia...

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  • 8. Shockoe Bottom

    Off the beaten path a bit from downtown Richmond, but within walking distance of the Virginia State Capital, is an area of Richmond known as Shockoe Bottom. This area of Richmond is known as one of...

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  • 9. St. John's Church

    Visiting St. John's church is a must do for anyone who visits Richmond. St. John's church is one of the most historic churches in the entire country. This is the famous place where Patrick Henry gave...

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  • 10. Richmond's Byrd Theater

    Located in the heart of the artsy Carytown district of Richmond, there is a grand ole theater called the "Byrd", named for William Byrd I and II. Its name around Richmond is "Richmond's Movie Place",...

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  • 11. Trip around University of Richmond

    If you have a good deal of time on your visit to Richmond, touring the University of Richmond campus is a must do. The campus itself plays host to some of the finest architecture on college campuses...

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  • 12. Metro Richmond Zoo

    The Metro Richmond Zoo is family oriented. It is small but allows for feeding of some animals, a more hands on approach than other zoos. It is worth a visit if you enjoy the zoo. One is able to pet...

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  • 13. Pocahontas State Park

    Pocahontas State Forest is a wildlife preserve that has camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, biking, and canoeing. A great place to get away from it all. The park is located 20 miles south of the city...

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  • 14. petersburg national battlefield

    the town of petersburg is located 30 miles south of richmond on I-95. petersburg was the site of the seige of petersburg during the civil war. the seige of...

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  • 15. Richmond's Mosque-like Landmark Theater

    The Landmark Theater was built from 1926 to 1927 by the Acca Temple of the Mystic Shrine, also known as the Shriners. The amazing building was designed after an...

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  • 16. 17th Street Farmers Market - Shockoe Bottom

    Richmond's farmers market is located in Shockoe Bottom at 17th Street. Here you can buys your fruits and vegetables at the Thursday Growers’ Market, the...

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  • 17. The Jefferson Hotel

    The Jefferson Hotel opened in 1895 and has long been one of the city's most exquisite hotels. The hotel was constructed by Lewis Ginter, the son of Dutch...

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  • 18. Christopher Newport Cross Monument on the Canal

    Captain Christopher Newport was the captain of one of the three ships that originally landed at Jamestown in 1607. He later sailed up the James River to the...

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  • 19. Historic Chelsea Plantation

    Built in 1709 by Col. Augustine Moore, Chelsea Plantation is the 2nd oldest Virginia Plantation still open for tours. It is on the National Historical Registry....

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  • 20. Battle of Yellow Tavern

    On 11 May 1864, 12,000 Union calvary under the command of General Philip Sheridan met JEB Stuart's 5,000 man calvary at a location called Yellow Tavern, just...

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  • 21. Pub Restaurant and Microbrewery

    We ate at a very nice restaurant that was a microbrewery and brewed their own beers. I didn't have any, but the folks I was with tried several different one.I...

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  • 22. Wilkum sign

    I saw such signs like on my picture on porches, foyers or entry ways in Richmond, well maybe 2-3 times only. They depict a bird or two birds, hearts, flowers or...

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  • 23. Federacy

    The capitol was built by Thomas Jefferson, in 1788, to look like a Roman Temple. It can be freely visited from 9AM to 5PM 7 days/week in Summer (other season :...

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  • 24. Historic Route 5

    This is the perfect place for the classic Sunday Drive. This tree lined road is the old route from Williamsburg to Richmond. It follows the James River and has...

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  • 25. Plantation Row

    Head out on highway 5 and you'll find some beautiful countryside and many historic plantations that you can visit. See my Charles City, Virginia page for more...

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