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Address: Between Boulevard and 195, Richmond, VA 23221-0186
Phone Number: 804 257 9622
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The museums are terrific, but some people live right next door.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is world class. The Virginia Historical Society and the Battle Abby are fascinating. And they are all located in a unique part of Richmond known... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rob R
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is world class. The Virginia Historical Society and the Battle Abby are fascinating. And they are all located in a unique part of Richmond known as the Museum District where distinct architecture from the 1920's can be seen in diverse styles of row houses, shops and restaurants. It is a quiet area where residents... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love this area because of their proximity to Carytown, and the museum (obviously), but it's a great neighborhood. I don't live here, but it's a treat to always visit because there are restaurants hidden away for people to discover, and I've never been disappointed yet. :-)

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Richmond, Virignia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The museum district in Richmond, Virginia can be a scary place at night. Several people have been mugged and/ or robberies in that area. It is in the inner city with transient people all around from every walk of life. During the day hours, it is pretty safe. The museum itself is outstanding with all types of interesting collections. Safe... More 

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2 Thank Genovie T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Being in Richmond, VA is like stepping into a page of an American history book. Its a town figured prominently in the civil war chapter of our nation's past Richmond was, in fact the seat of the South's confederacy and its White House museum is of that era. At present time one can still feel a sense of what that... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My husband and I actually lived in the Museum District for a year and a half. Its a beautiful place to live. Lots of trees, a few hidden gems (Chiocca's Sandwich Shop, Black Hand Coffee, Bandito's), the Art Museum is fantastic, Historical Society is great. Highly recommended. Not far away from Cary Town.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Museum District of Richmond runs from the Boulevard (both sides) west to I-195, roughly eight blocks. And, in a north-south direction, it extends from West Broad Street south to Ellwood Avenue (both sides), roughly 10-12 blocks. It is named for the fact that there are two outstanding museums within its borders: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

From the children's Museum to the Science Museum, including the Historical society and the gem: the Art Museum, you can miss this rea of town.

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1 Thank Gladys B
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Richmond is a city of neighborhoods, one more charming than the next, and all of them worth exploring. I like the Museum district because of the homes and restaurants and small shops in the area, and because I love the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the VA History Museum and the many others within walking distance

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The Museum District is the neighborhood of Richmond located to the west of the Fan. It's sometimes referred to as the "upper Fan" in fact. Though there are old farmhouses mixed in, and Mansions to the North on Monument Avenue, the neighborhood is primarily composed of single family houses, townhouses, and apartment buildings from the 1920s and 1930s. It is... More 

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2 Thank BostonCharles
Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

beautiful old homes, interesting buildings, great museums

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