We were here on Memorial Day week end. Almost nothing was open and the streets were empty. Maybe our timing was off.
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
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!
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
Just goofing off, and shopping and eating araund this quaint little area. Parking is a hassle, but the businesses are really nice.
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.
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
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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