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Richmond's City Center Tour
"Come join us as we explore Richmond’s city center. From the graceful lines of the Capitol square and Jackson Ward's fascinating history to houses of the Fan and Monument Avenue to the exuberance of the VMFA we sample the best of the city center on our 3 hour tour. Includes a snack stop at Sugar and Twine Bakery that is included in the tour price. Tour includes a beautiful view of the River and highlights the best and most interesting architecture and history that Richmond has to offer! There is not better way to experience Richmond than on a bike with us!""""Come explore the history of Richmond at some of its most famous sites
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Richmond's City Center Tour
"Come join us as we explore Richmond’s city center. From the graceful lines of the Capitol square and Jackson Ward's fascinating history to houses of the Fan and Monument Avenue to the exuberance of the VMFA we sample the best of the city center on our 3 hour tour. Includes a snack stop at Sugar and Twine Bakery that is included in the tour price. Tour includes a beautiful view of the River and highlights the best and most interesting architecture and history that Richmond has to offer! There is not better way to experience Richmond than on a bike with us!""""Come explore the history of Richmond at some of its most famous sites
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Richmond's City Center Tour
"Come join us as we explore Richmond’s city center. From the graceful lines of the Capitol square and Jackson Ward's fascinating history to houses of the Fan and Monument Avenue to the exuberance of the VMFA we sample the best of the city center on our 3 hour tour. Includes a snack stop at Sugar and Twine Bakery that is included in the tour price. Tour includes a beautiful view of the River and highlights the best and most interesting architecture and history that Richmond has to offer! There is not better way to experience Richmond than on a bike with us!""""Come explore the history of Richmond at some of its most famous sites
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Virginia War Memorial Tips (3)

A Must See for all Patriots

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 in combat. It was more beautiful than the USS Arizona memorial in Hawaii, as the casualties honored here easily outnumbered those from Dec 7, 1941. Both monuments are worth seeing, and the latter of course was built as a result of events that changed the course of history permanently. We were lucky to be the only visitors, but I don't know if that's a good thing these days. I'd rather see the place packed with interested people than void of activity. The security guard seemed rather bored, but ended his cell phone call in order to chat with us for a few minutes. His questions centered around my experiences in Iraq, and I'm sure I did nothing to help him rest assured all is okay over there.

There were almost 150 blocks on the ground, one for each battle, dedicated to the battles VA citizens were involved in. There were plenty of blank blocks, and I'm sure places like Fallujah, Baghdad, and Kabul will be featured in due time.

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sargentjeff
Sep 24, 2006

Virginia War Memorial

The Virginia War Memorial pays tribute to Virginians who gave the supreme sacrifice in wars from World War 2 forward. It was originally designed in the early 1950s to be a World War 2 Memorial. However, right as the memorial was conceived, we were in the middle of the Korean War. By 1956, the Virginians who died in that war were inscribed in the honour roll. In 1980, the Vietnam War veterans were added. In 1996, the Gulf War Veterans were added. In a few years, they will add veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, and all theaters of the current war on terror. The building is open-ended with stone on one side and glass on the side facing downtown. Names of fallen soldiers are inscribed in both. There is a statue titled "Memory" with an eternal flame. Outside, the American flag, the Virginia flag, the flag honouring POW-MIAs, and others fly. That ornate white building off in the distance isn't the State Capitol, but the headquarters of the Ethyl Corporation.

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b1bob
Jun 19, 2006

Paying tribute to Virginia's veterans

The Virginia War Memorial is a must do if you find yourself in Virginia for a weekend. I really enjoyed my trip there with B1Bob. The memorial pays tribute to those by county who lost their lives in the 1st and 2nd World Wars, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War. The names are displayed in clear glass with the view of the city traspiring through the glass. It is just a beautiful view of the city and a unique one because it is by these men's sacrifice that, Richmond and other cities within the United States are still here. For me it was an emotional experience becuase it reminded me of both of my grandfathers who served the U.S. The statues there are well done, and I love the architecture of the memorial. There is a small running fountain in the memorial and there is a place to put flowers for those of your loved ones. Overall I really enjoyed the experience and I walked away with a greater appreciation for those sacrifices which make us free today.

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Jul 12, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Virginia War Memorial

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American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar

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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Hollywood Cemetery

The beautiful, serene landscape makes this cemetery one of Richmond’s most visited places. The setting is so beautiful that if somebody had not started burying people there when they did, it might...
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Canal Walk

Capt. Christopher Newport landed in what is now known as Richmond, Virginia on May 24, 1607. Newport was part of the original settlement that had just landed at Jamestown. Along with 21 crew members,...
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Capitol Square

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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Shockoe Slip

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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Maggie Walker House

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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Getting to Virginia War Memorial

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621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond, VA 23220

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  • Sunday 12:00 to 16:00
  • Monday 09:00 to 16:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 16:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 16:00
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  • Saturday 09:00 to 16:00

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