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Jan 26, 2018
“Interesting neighborhood...”
Aug 22, 2016
“Heartland of Richmond, two blocks off Broad Street”
Area of downtown Richmond that is the largest National Historical Landmark district in America.
Second Street, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-643-2826
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Lots of interesting architecture in this neighborhood to look at and well worth going here and walking around. I heard some people say we had to be careful here but the same can be said of any city neighborhood anywhere, and we found the people...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank rduinc
Reviewed August 22, 2016

When I visited Jackson Ward it was a sunny day in August last year, and I was not alone. I parked my car in Jackson Ward, I took my camera and tripod, and my friend and I did not run out of subject matter all...More

Date of experience: September 2015
4  Thank DWReynoldsJr
Reviewed October 30, 2015

VCU has taken over so much of Jackson Ward it's hard to get a real grasp of the history behind the area. However, Jackson Ward has the most iron work on houses outside of New Orleans in the entire south.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed February 28, 2015

It’s fascinating to think about how one’s interpretation can influence how others think about a region, specifically Jackson Ward. In our modern society, having an open-minded approach to how and why the world acts and responds to the actions of others only makes one smarter....More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank Anthony N
Reviewed February 24, 2014

The other reviews on this website are not surprising. People who don't live in this neighborhood fear stepping out of the relative safety of their car. People who live in this neighborhood defend it with a gusto usually reserved for collegiate sports teams. Neither are...More

Date of experience: February 2014
11  Thank ConnarVon
Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I have lived in Jackson Ward for over 3 years now. I, too, like the other VCU poster (Go Rams!! Class of 2003 and 2014!!) was taken aback at some of these negative reviews. I take particular offense to the reviewer who...More

Date of experience: January 2014
8  Thank wojoml
Reviewed January 13, 2014

(TL;DR at the bottom) As a VCU student and 1 1/2+ years resident of Jackson Ward (I live near the corner of 2nd and leigh) The negative reviews on this site were surprising and compelled me to write one of my own. I have a...More

Date of experience: January 2014
6  Thank Joshua S
Reviewed November 23, 2013

As a resident of the City of Richmond I urge you to stay away from Jackson Ward. It is populated with thugs and you risk robbery or worse. My boss's only son was shot in the head by crossfire between gangs as he was driving...More

Date of experience: November 2013
2  Thank LePink
Reviewed October 18, 2013

I found myself in Jackson Ward almost a week ago, on a Sunday afternoon, during the Richmond Folk Festival. I was travelling from DC to Charlottesville on business, and decided to stop in Richmond for a while. After consulting my Lonely Planet I decided on...More

Date of experience: October 2013
8  Thank Maria C
Reviewed August 21, 2011

As a Richmond native, I urge you to visit the Jackson Ward Historic district to enjoy the food and rich culture. Home to the annual 2nd Street Festival, numerous Art Galleries, Mama J's Kitchen (the best southern soul food in Richmond), the original home of...More

Date of experience: August 2011
17  Thank Hlreynxs
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