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Maymont
#1 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
There are so many storybook picture-perfect views: looking down the cascade waterfall in the Italian garden, underneath the enormous trees near the carriage house, crossing the stepping stones in the Japanese gard...
My family and I have enjoyed the grounds and sights of Maymont many times over the years, but this past Christmas, my wife and I had a wonderful holiday experience touring the mansion, at night with all the volunt...
St. John's Episcopal Church
#2 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Fantastic tour I got the chills when the guide showed us where Patrick Henry stood during his give me liberty speech We toured the grave sites around the church after the tour This church is very beautiful
This church and its grounds have played such a pivotal role in our history, it makes this site a must see for any history buff.
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Hollywood Cemetery
#3 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Talk about awesome trip through history of Richmond visiting James Madison Park and Lewis Ginter burial sites was fascinating as well as watching all the various designs of Memorial monuments over the centuries
Great gothic tombstones & crypts, many famous burial sites -- including presidents & many associated with the Civil War (it was originally a Confederate burial ground), and beautiful views of Richmond & the James...
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Virginia Capitol Building
#4 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
... style is magnificent and pretty much the highlight of the city, located by the park is perfect for an afternoon stroll, the best view is from the very bottom of the park to observe the splendor of this landmark
We highly recommend the guided tour, especially if you enjoy architecture, history or movie sites.
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Carytown
#5 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
... shop, retro clothing stores, famous cupcake shop, an aromatic French bakery, bicycle shops, athletic stores, and a Richmond landmark: the Byrd theater for the cheapest movies in town in an old world setting.
I enjoy spending warm days on Cary Street, taking in the sights and enjoying the various shops.
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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
#6 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
This wonderful site starts with a 20 minute video of Ms. Walker's life and professional contributions to Richmond's African American community and beyond.
This historic site celebrates a very important person in Richmond and US history - you just can’t miss this for so many reasons.
Richmond Raceway
#7 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
They now have pre-booking od campsites which worked out so much better - site was large with plenty of room- the tram takes you right to the track and was a lot of fun with other race fans!
The view of the track was excellent, I could see the entire track from where I was sitting and also had an excellent view of the pit road area and the start finish line.
Monument Avenue
#8 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
In spring it is delightful, near the Christmas holiday it is decorated beautifully, every season has some new view of these monuments and really wonderful Civil War era historic homes.
This cobblestone avenue is a prominent landmark in Richmond and is truly a ride through history as you pass the Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis monuments.
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Virginia War Memorial
#9 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
The view of the James River from the Shrine of Memory - which lists the names of the over 12,000 Virginians who have been killed in combat - is breathtaking.
The outside area with the large statue and the flame are quite lovely, and the views are stunning.
Edgar Allan Poe Museum
#10 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
You twist around up and down to explore the site, part of which is done in a lovely little contemplative garden between buildings.
And get your house stamp for those of you who get stamps at parks and historic sites.
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Canal Walk
#11 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Great views of the city along this walk way - loved it and highly recommended to all who visit the city
Fast forward to now, there is an outdoor "museum" of graffiti that is truly amazing - as well as so many other great sights!
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American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar
#12 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
You can spend a relaxing 1-2 hours touring the two buildings and walking the grounds, or several days diving into the full range of artifacts and exhibits, and touring the key battle sites (and nearby military hos...
The museum attempts to view the Civil War from various perspectives and integrate that a number of different issues inevitably led to the Civil War.
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Richmond National Battlefield Park
#13 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
We moved on to Drewry’s Bluff/Fort Darling, where views down the river are much like they were during the war, then drove the length of Battlefield Park Road and checked out Fort Harrison.
Malvern Hill is the site of the last battle of the 1862 Peninsula Campaign and Lee’s first defeat.
Altria Theater
#14 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Altria theater, formerly Landmark theater formerly the Richmond Mosque, has the best acoustics anywhere.
By whatever name you use - The Mosque, Richmond's Landmark Theater, Altria Theater - it's a venue you must see.
Fan District
#15 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
#16 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
A very nice place to view and perhaps reflect on history, self or other matters.
The Diamond
#17 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
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The John Marshall House
#18 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
I was just visiting sites in Richmond.
Chimborazo Hospital National Historic Site
#19 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Clean bathrooms, a beautiful park surrounds the building so bring your lunch and drive or walk up to the gazebo for a great view from Church Hill while you snack.
The NPS agent, Sarah, was very helpful in directing me to other worthy sites and helping me figure out which ones I could walk to, which ones I needed a Lyft for.
City Hall Observation Deck
#20 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
It’s just an observation deck but it gives you a 360 view of the city and the beat view in town.
Floor to ceiling windows, and almost all of them were perfectly clean, which afforded wonderful views on this clear day.
T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge
#21 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
The views of the city skyline, James River, and the remnants of old bridges and pipeline are BEAUTIFUL !! This is a great spot to visit with friends, family and/or that special someone for a romantic walk.
It was a beautiful day to see the sights along the river as well as viewing kayaks and Zodiac boats going down the river and successfully running through the rapids.
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Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
#22 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
#23 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Main Street Station
#24 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
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Malvern Hill Battlefield
#25 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
You get a good view of the union view from the top of the rise where the NPS has place 6 cannon representing a union battery who LT became a general during the war and was the last general from either side to die.
Wilton House Museum
#26 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
It has a beautiful view of the James River.
The house was saved from destruction and moved to the present site.
Tuckahoe Plantation
#27 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
You'll get a peek at the schoolhouse where Thomas Jefferson began his education, the old kitchen, stable, barn, fabulous gardens (herbs, vegetables and flowers galore!) and a lovely view of the James River off in...
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1968 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1969.
Gaines' Mill Battlefield
#28 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Another significant site to see for History Buffs.
The site is well maintained and marked.
Shockoe Slip
#29 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
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Executive Mansion
#30 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
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