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Top Destinations in Richmond Virginia

October 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Richmond is ranked number four in populated cities in Virginia, and it’s the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The city itself has historical significance to the Confederate army during the Civil War, so there are an abundance of war and fire arms museums in the city where families can learn a lot about the war and its aftermath. Patrick Henry delivered the famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech in Richmond, and the city was the capital of the Confederacy during the war. Virginia homes tend to exhibit a range of styles, with the city exhibiting a rich appreciation of its architectural heritage.

It’s great just to tour the city, but you’ll want to check the top destinations in Richmond for specific sights you can’t miss.

Museum of Fine Arts

Over 5,000 years of mankind’s artistic greatness can be found within the walls of the museum of fine arts. The museum recently underwent a remodel, which expanded the space to four acres. That’s not including the 13 ½ acre garden full of sculptures. The best part is that general admission is free, with tours offered daily to walk-in guests.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The botanical garden is an amazing backdrop for a wedding, or just a relaxing day out in nature. It’s a wonderful space to learn about the natural floral and plant arrangements in Virginia. Residents can take gardening classes, and guests can tour the many facilities that grow and care for different kinds of plants.

Monument Avenue

Some of the most beautiful houses in Richmond VA are to be found on Monument Ave, but the site is significant for historical reasons too. There is a trolley tour that will take you through the area, where you will see incredible monuments from the Civil War. Most of those statues have stood for more than 100 years. It’s awe inspiring, seeing classic Southern architecture on display. Even the streetscaping is reminiscent of yesteryear.

As a bonus, walk the Avenue during the day or at night.

Historical Society

The historical society is your one stop shop for all things Virginia history. Every region and every walk of life is all covered under one roof. The museum offers special exhibits, and tells the story of how the Civil War impacted this American city. For the more historically inclined, you can even fill out document request forms based on items of interest from the online catalogue.

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