Richmond Things to Do

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  • 1. Canal Walk

    4 out of 5 stars

    The narrated canal cruise offers a good synopsis of Richmond's colorful history. Along the way, you'll see not just the canal but also part of the James River (the navigable part) and the old Tobacco...

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  • 2. Capitol Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Fascinating state capital, from 17779, surprised to see references inside to the House of Burgess and the paintings and statues of our founding fathers. Capital is in the center of capital square on a...

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  • 3. Hollywood Cemetery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The land that Hollywood Cemetery currently stands on was once part of William Byrd III's estate. Later, it was owned by the Harvie family and was known as "Harvie's Woods Hollywood Cemetery is a...

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  • 4. Old City Hall

    the old city hall was built in 1894. it was the first major construction project in the city of richmond after the civil war. this beautiful high victorian gothic building was designed by architect...

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  • 5. Monument Avenue

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Monument Avenue was oringinally conceived during a site search for a memorial statue of General Robert E. Lee after his death in 1870. City plans as early as 1887 show the proposed site, a circle of...

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  • 6. White House of the Confederacy

    Charlie gave us a :45 tour of the White House, unfortunately we couldn't take pictures inside. He shared info about the families, decorations and reproductions. The White House of the Confederacy is a...

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  • 7. Maymont Park

    Maymont Park was dedicated by a rich couple in the early 1900s. There, you will find all sorts of gardens and landscapes, and there's even a petting zoo for the little nippers to enjoy. My second...

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  • 8. Agecroft Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When the Williamses shipped the manor house over from England, they also had Charles Gillette, a prominent landscape architect, design English-style gardens on the grounds of the manor. The English...

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  • 9. Museum of the Confederacy

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The museum was founded 25 years after Lee's surrender in Appomattox in the historic home that served as the White House of the Confederacy when the Ladies Hollywood Memorial Association saved the home...

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  • 10. American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Battlefield park is spread out at many small sites around the city but the visitor's center is at the historic Tredegar Iron works which provided the South with most of its armaments. Here you can...

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  • 11. St. John's Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    st. johns episcopal church was built by colonel richard randolph in 1741. st. johns is the oldest church in richmond. in 1775 st. johns church was the site of the second virginia convention were...

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  • 12. IMAX Theater and Planetarium

    Richmond has its own IMAX theater which is co-located at the Science Museum of Virginia. Because of its location, offerings focus on enviromental and science related movies. There is also a...

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  • 13. Richmond's Main Street Train Station

    the richmond main street train station was built in 1901. the train station was designed by architects wilson, harris, and richards in the second renaisance revival style. this historic landmark is...

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  • 14. Virginia Holocaust Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    the virginia holocaust museum offers interactive exhibits on ghetto life and nazi concentration camps. the holocaust museum also has a replica of the nuremberg trials courtroom. an interesting museum...

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  • 15. Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    the richmond edgar allan poe museum has largest collection of poe memorabilla in the world. edgar allan poe was a famous american novelist and poet. the museum's collection includes the poe family...

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  • 16. Shockoe Slip

    4 out of 5 stars

    Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom, which lie along Shockoe Creek, comprise the city's oldest commercial areas. This area, along the canals and the James River, was home to numerous mills and warehouses...

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  • 17. Virginia War Memorial

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The VA War memorial seems to be just a passing sideshow for those driving by, but I was awed by the beauty and serenity of the hallowed ground dedicated to the Virginia residents who lost their lives...

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  • 18. Virginia Aviation Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a must-see for any aviation buff who visits Richmond. This museum has a number of the more obscure, less-known aircraft that didn't get into the Smithsonian. The most famous is the SR-71...

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  • 19. Science Museum of Virginia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Science exhibits and an Omnimax theater now occupy the old RF & P Railroad Broad Street Station. It was designed by the same guy who designed the Jefferson Memorial built right after World War 1. Most...

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  • 20. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    5 out of 5 stars

    the virginia museum of fine art has an excellent collection of classical american and european sculpture and paintings as well as collections of african, asian, and precolumbian art. the museum hosts...

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  • 21. National Battlefield Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Richmond National Battlefield Park consists of 7,300 acres in downtown, south along the I-95 corridor, and to the east of the city along I-295. The park consists of various Civil War sites, forts, and...

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  • 22. Maggie Walker House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Maggie Walker was definitely a pioneer. Not the sort of pioneer that took a covered wagon out into the wild in search for gold or farming land, but a pioneer in the history of civil rights and...

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  • 23. Tobacco Company

    We enjoyed the ahi tuna appetizer, crab stuffed cat fish, the signature butter cake was incredible. The Tobacco company was decorated beautifully & enjoyed the live band performing in the spacious and...

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  • 24. Chimborazo Medical Museum

    the site of chimborazo confederate hospital is located on chimborazo hill in the church hill district of richmond. originally chimborazo hill was the site of over 100 wooden barracks for training of...

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  • 25. Children's Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Some people say that it is expensive to get into the museum($7 a person) but when you consider all you can do it is very cheap. Kids can do anything from climb in a interactive mouth to being...

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