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Jackson Ward

Second Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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Ranked #49 of 81 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Area of downtown Richmond that is the largest National Historical Landmark district in America.

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The other reviews on this website are not surprising. People who don't live in this neighborhood fear stepping out of the relative safety of their car. People who live in this neighborhood defend it with a gusto usually reserved for collegiate sports teams. Neither are wrong; they both tell different parts of the same story. Firstly, I find it unusual... More

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I have lived in Jackson Ward for over 3 years now. I, too, like the other VCU poster (Go Rams!! Class of 2003 and 2014!!) was taken aback at some of these negative reviews. I take particular offense to the reviewer who said that one could look at Bojangles statue "safely from your car." I actually live... More

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

(TL;DR at the bottom) As a VCU student and 1 1/2+ years resident of Jackson Ward (I live near the corner of 2nd and leigh) The negative reviews on this site were surprising and compelled me to write one of my own. I have a long term girlfriend and have had multiple female and male roommates who have never had... More

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

As a resident of the City of Richmond I urge you to stay away from Jackson Ward. It is populated with thugs and you risk robbery or worse. My boss's only son was shot in the head by crossfire between gangs as he was driving home. This past year's 2nd Street Festival featured fighting and a shooting. VCU students are... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I found myself in Jackson Ward almost a week ago, on a Sunday afternoon, during the Richmond Folk Festival. I was travelling from DC to Charlottesville on business, and decided to stop in Richmond for a while. After consulting my Lonely Planet I decided on a trip to the Black History Museum, which is in Jackson Ward. I did not... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Son got robbed at gunpoint- run for your life and stay away from this area..... too many druggies and hoodlums in the area- thugs, etc.

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

As a Richmond native, I urge you to visit the Jackson Ward Historic district to enjoy the food and rich culture. Home to the annual 2nd Street Festival, numerous Art Galleries, Mama J's Kitchen (the best southern soul food in Richmond), the original home of the famous Croaker's Spot, the Maggie L. Walker National Historical Site, the Black History Museum,... More

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