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  • Badge958
    Newport News, VA96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really fine ‘fine’ arts museum. First visit since Covid. All the construction going on last visit is done leaving a breathtaking facade coming in. Great “Samurai” exhibit till Aug. 2024.
    So-so cafe. Wife’s sandwich has just one leaf of lettuce and one onion ring.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • simontonclan1
    Lynchburg, VA11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The fall walking light tour is beautiful and a great outside movement activity. Well done. The water feature create some outstanding reflections.
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Elisa B
    Wichita, KS50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had time before our flight left at 7pm so my husband and I decided to spend the afternoon at the Botanical Garden. It was a beautiful day in the mid 70s, and we walked around the property for a few hours enjoying the buildings, landscaping and flowers. It was azalea season and there were several different colors that I had never seen, including sunny yellow and bright orange. There were many different varieties of peonies beginning to bloom. Most plants, trees and flowers are labeled, which is helpful.
    There is a library, which was not open when we visited, and a learning center. In the learning center there were paintings for sale in the hallway. There is a conservatory with tropical plants, including lots of orchids. It is well maintained.
    There are many benches situated in both sun and shade where you can stop to rest and observe. There even benches shaped like butterflies!
    Written April 29, 2024
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  • RKordziel
    Rotterdam, NY101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge cemetery! I visited to find the graves of James Monroe, John Tyler and Jefferson Davis. The latter of which I found thanks to an extremely helpful Cemetery employee. This is one of three places that has multiple presidents buried there-along with Arlington National Cemetery (Taft & Kennedy) and United First Parish Church (John and John Quincy Adams).
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Rachel
    Sutton, UK16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fascinating tour with a super knowledgable guide. Really worth your time - we learnt a lot about Jefferson Davis and the confederacy.
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • Daniel L
    Apex, NC752 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For being just a state capitol building, it definitely was much more imposing than I imagined - both from an exterior and interior point of view. Worth a walk through just to take a peek.
    Written January 17, 2024
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  • Rene M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our visit to St John's Church was a very knowledgeable experience. Parking on the street was free. Many of the headstones on the grounds were hard to read but they have a program in place and are doing their best to preserve the remaining headstones. There was a person repairing headstones while we were there. The church was beautiful, and it was fascinating knowing that you were sitting in the same pews that Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Col. George Washington and many others sat. Our tour guide, Betty, did an amazing job and was very knowledgeable as to the history of not only the church but also the life of the people of Richmond and the town itself. A must see when visiting Richmond.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • Allan A
    139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A one-mile strip of shops and cafes and restaurants SO reminiscent of Berkeley CA. A man playing a digereedoo on the street. Diverse and happy crowd strolling along. Deserved more time than we gave it.
    Written August 23, 2023
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  • aavct90
    Simsbury, CT272 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been to many holocaust museums throughout the world. This might be one of the smallest, but most poignant and powerful I've ever visited. It does a great job of taking you throughout the war and displaying the atrocities in a realistic way. I think it's done in a fashion that's easily digestible for kids, though I think this is best left for teens and older. If you are in Richmond, this is a do not miss if you want to learn more about history.
    Written January 2, 2024
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  • FirstTimetoItaly2
    55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Comprehensive, well-balanced, and modern introductory movie, well worth 15 minutes. The Julia Child exhibit was chock full of interesting moments and insights. Each wing has a special focus; enjoyed the "regions of VA" enhanced by large-scale photographs and sound effects and also the more traditional chronological history. Great for adults, good for teens, and there is a section for kids but we breezed by it. Thankfully, it doesn't dwell heavily on Civil War (although it cannot be ignored) and the museum emphasizes that "the lost cause" is part of history, but does not reflect actual history.
    Written March 26, 2024
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  • Marie
    Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small museum, but full of very interesting artifacts, not only about Poe but time period as well. Has a very 'Poe' feeling even if he didn't actually live in the house. It is worth a stop in Richmond for any one interested in Edgar Allan Poe.
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • Reeni01
    Washington DC, DC171 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking along the James River is what it is ... a nice walk. There are some paths that lead you to a wonderful pedestrian bridge. Something the entire family can enjoy.
    Written April 22, 2024
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