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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 #10 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Holden, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We've explored Monument Avenue in sections. Whether you enjoy the history of the figures memorialized in the monuments, or the architecture of mansions, churches, unique row houses, and even the middle class version of a mansion, the two-thirds house ,and some cottages, there will be a lot to see on Monument Avenue. In December there are special displays from competitions... More 

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North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great display and nice drive into downtown. I wish there had been parking so we could have walked over to the monuments to read more. All street parking was taken. Enjoyed the FAN area. Beautiful homes.

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North America
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

More a drive than a walk this avenue is a beautiful gift we have in Richmond it is a long street which is never ending .the houses are worth a look at architecture is amazing every house has its own style .The statues are of war heros ,symbols of Virginian history and the civil war . I am sorry I... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The annual Monument Ave 10K takes place down this street of old and stately homes. Walking the route gives you the opportunity to enjoy these homes and the monuments of famous Virginians at each circle.

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Salem, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Love seeing the old row houses that have been beautifully maintained and the huge monuments in the middle of the intersections. If you are in the Richmond area, it is worth the drive.

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Lutherville, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We recently spent a long weekend in Richmond, VA. One of the highlights was looking at the architecture on Monument Ave. The homes are on a wide street with large monuments spaced about every 1/4 mile in large traffic circles. Most of the monuments pay homage to a confederate civil war hero (Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Jeff Davis, etc).... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a collection of old homes and monuments. Arthur Ashe is included--way out at the end after all those (snore) Confederate military types--but he is included! The houses along the avenue and on many of the side streets are fascinating. I'm guessing there are few cities which have managed to preserve so many of their 19th century houses, both grand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The avenue is a great tour at night to see how the residents light up the properties for the holidays. The Caddy, Santa Sleigh was my favorite.

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Littleton, CO
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155 reviews 155 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Having read about Monument Avenue for years, I was impressed by the size and beauty of the monuments. The mansions on the street are also very impressive.

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A grand tour of beautiful houses, design, historic monuments, gardens, landscape architecture, history, worth a visit or two!

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