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Monument Avenue

Address: Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
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Ranked #8 of 81 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Monument Avenue "begins" in the city of Richmond and extends west into Henrico County for a total length of about five miles. However, when people talk about visiting Monument Avenue, it's the 1.8 mile/22 block long part that comprises the Monument Avenue Historic District (MAHD) that is being referred to. This begins, roughly, at the 1200 block of West Franklin... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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53 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Back several months ago (around January 2014), we took a drive to the famous and historical area of Monument Avenue. I had read a book about the history of Monument Avenue, and I enjoyed reading the book so much, because I enjoy history, that it was really nice to see it in person. The stories in the book from the... More

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Monument all over placed at separate points along the route. Sometimes a little tough to find a place to park a certain monuments. When it Richmond it should be on your list of places to see, doesn't take long either. Barbeque place for lunch not far from here, one stop shopping.

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Fulda
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159 reviews 159 reviews
49 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Well its a beautiful boulevard with elegant homes and a large civil war monument every couple of blocks. The whole thing must be a couple miles long. It's worth the drive just to see the houses and Lees monument was especially cool. We didn't stop at any but if you are a monument or civil war buff this would be... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The walk in the Fall was beautiful. The monument are spread out so you probably walk a couple miles to see them all. They are in the middle of the street. A must see part of Richmond.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It was a beautiful afternoon and the monuments were picturesque. When I go back, I would love to spend more time here.

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United States
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174 reviews 174 reviews
82 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Loved this walk, enjoying the neighborhoods, the statues, and getting in a bit of exercise all at the same time. A great walk!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Monument Avenue is actually divided into east-bound and west-bound streets separated by grassy and tree-lined median islands. There are historical sites, interesting architecture- and, of course, the monument. These memorialize Virginia natives such as Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, Jefferson Davis, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Matthew Fontaine Maury, as well as Arthur Ashe. There is a "10K" race featured here... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

People can endlessly debate the merits of the monuments themselves, but there is no denying that this is one of the most beautiful and interesting streets in the United States. Tree lined mansions, an eclectic neighborhood and some of the neatest street festivals in America. Take a stroll down Monument Avenue during Garden Week or Easter Sunday and you'll be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My family decided to drive down the street because we thought walking would be to much. It was somewhat of a bad idea because we couldn't pull over to see the monuments, but at the same time we wanted to stop. I think if you want to go down the avenue, walk it. All the statues are huge and magnificent... More

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