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Shockoe Slip

12th and Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
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Ranked #61 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Nightlife
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our first trip to Richmond for a wedding, didn't have much time but drove into this quaint area to have a look around. Really very charming, historical buildings, the train station, small farmer's market and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum on east Main Street are all worth a look. The restaurants on East Cary Street are plentiful, and the area... More

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Miami
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We were here on Memorial Day week end. Almost nothing was open and the streets were empty. Maybe our timing was off.

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Gloucester, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

If nothing else, be sure to visit the old train station, called the Main Street Station (http://www.richmondgov.com/MainStreetStation/), while visiting Shockoe Bottom. It's a glorious building and has quite a history, as evidenced in the exhibits/photos on the 1st and 2nd floors. It felt like a step back in time. Also, be sure to check out the Farmer's Market, just a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We walked around, saw the old train station (Awesome) and went into a few quaint little shops. We stopped by the market and grabbed some fresh fruit and did a little shopping. It was a fun time!

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Senior Contributor
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Shockoe Slip has a variety of shops and places to eat - something for everyone. The stone streets and interesting buildings make it a great place to wander for a few hours. If the weather is not cooperating, look at a map in advance because there are a lot of small streets. Street parking is free and lot parking is... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Great walk, enjoy weather and great company. Advised wear comfortable shoes. Area in clean and of course restaurants variety. I eat jamaican restaurant jerk chicken with white rice was very tatesful.

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Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Quite a few upscale restaurants and a very historical part of the city. It's worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

the train station was worh a visit as was the canal and view the flood defence gate and wall, see the hight of the water in this area when it floods !!!! no wonder the new flats built here have no houses until about the 6th floor, the intersection of road, canal and railroad is unique. also see the plaque... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

There are several historic districts in Richmond, but Shockhoe Slip is my favorite. Restaurants, brick streets, canal walk, railroad station. Try to see it all.

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

This is a quaint area of town with the some restaurants, canal walk, shopping. Try the Tabacco Factory for lunch or dinner.

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