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Address: Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
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Historical feast for the eyes

My grandparents' house was on Monument Avenue (with 14 kids, they needed the space) and I spent countless days wandering the neighborhood and looking at the statues. Wonderful... read more

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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My grandparents' house was on Monument Avenue (with 14 kids, they needed the space) and I spent countless days wandering the neighborhood and looking at the statues. Wonderful way to grow up...who were these men? What did they do? Where did they go? Questions like that led me to read history and visit museums. I learned that, if the statues... More 

Thank depriscoja
Mc Leansville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove along Monument Avenue and gawked at all the amazing homes and statues of historical figures from Richmond. The leisurely drive on a Sunday morning took about 15 minutes.

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Lancaster, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an inexpensive way to see some history and several miles of really nice homes. We didn't go slow enough to read all of the monuments, mostly because we were taking in the splendor of how the one percent live. It was the day after Christmas when we drove this wide and long boulevard. The landscaping was expectedly a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice little drive and see some old historic homes. This something that should take 15 or 20 minutes.

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just loved riding down Monument Avenue and visiting all of the monuments! Great for the kids to see everything, too!

Thank Cindy R
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grandest of historic Virginia homes line this street. They are great to admire and love to the the time and effort put into restoring them. Truly a historic place and drive worth looking at!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For those of you who enjoy Civil War History or belong to The Civil Way Roundtable, take a ride on Monument Avenue and review the Confederacy from the beginning with Robert E. Lee's statue on down through the many other memorable figures from this amazing part of our country's history. At Christmas time, the houses on either side of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Just a beautiful drive especially around the holidays. The houses are huge too. Very nice area to visit

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

As mentioned elsewhere the avenue is bordered by lavishly decorated mansions making time spent worthwhile. Seems a bit odd that Arthur Ashe is represented along with historical figures from the past but Richmond has done a great job preserving local American Heritage and Ashe is part of it. Well worth the drive at night especially during Christmas.

Thank Mark_Thebaut
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

From Roseneath to Lombardy, the historic homes of Monument Avenue are lit from rooftop to ground cover for the holidays. Fill the thermos with hot chocolate, pile in the car and prepare to ooh and oggle. The short worthy drive to put you in the spirit of the season. Fun to peer inside too for grand tree gazing. Hard to... More 

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