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  • 1 Virginia Historical Society Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    428 N. Boulevard USA - Richmond, VA

    This stately structure now offers extensive historical exhibits, detailing the varied cultures and peoples involved in the making of Virginia. The permanent exhibit "Story of Virginia: An American Experience" chronicles the state's history ..

  • 2 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    2800 Grove Ave USA - Richmond, VA 23220

    An eclectic gem, the museum and its worldwide collections sprawl through four wings that reflect different periods in the museum's history (built between 1936 and 1985). The collection has grown from its original 100 objects, donated in 1919 by promi..

  • 3 Wickham House Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1015 E. Clay St. USA - Richmond, VA 23219

    Adjacent to the Valentine Richmond History Center, Wickham House was home of prominent attorney John Wickham and his family from 1812 to 1854. Noted for its cantilevered, mahogany spiral staircase, ornate plasterwork and rare Neoclassical wall painti..

  • 4 Agecroft Hall Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4305 Sulgrave Rd. USA - Richmond, VA 23221

    The half-timbered walls and leaded windows of this home were originally part of a Tudor and Stuart estate in Lancashire, England. Dating to the late 15C, the house was saved from demolition by Richmond scion T.C. Williams, who in 1926 had it dismantl..

  • 5 Virginia House Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4301 Sulgrave Rd USA - Richmond, VA 23221

    The striking stone Tudor-style mansion was constructed from salvaged pieces of the 12C Priory of St. Sepulchre that stood in Warwick, England. In 1925 Richmond-born diplomat Alexander Weddell and his wife, Virginia, had the priory disassembled and co..

  • 6 John Marshall House Interesting

    Museums and art

    818 E. Marshall St. USA - Richmond, VA

    The Federal-era brick residence was home to the thrid US Supreme Court chief justice John Marshall (1755-1835). Known as the "Great Chief Justice" for the status he brought to the court during his 34-year tenure (beginning in 1801), Marshal..

  • 7 Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    110 1/2 E. Leigh St. USA - Richmond, VA 23223

    This rambling brick Victorian row house was home to Maggie Walker (1867-1934), a pioneering black entrepreneur and the first American woman to found and preside over a chartered bank. Her St. Luke Penny Savings Bank opened in 1903; today it continues..

  • 8 Maymont Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1700 Hampton St. USA - Richmond, VA 23220

    Topping bluffs above the James River, the former estate of the late-19C railroad magnate James Dooley and his wife Sallie May Dooley has become a city showpiece. The stone Romanesque Revival manor house, built in the 1890s, is decorated with the coup..

  • 9 Museum and White House of the Confederacy Interesting

    Museums and art

    1201 E. Clay St. USA - Richmond, VA 23219

    Confederate president Jefferson Davis and his family lived in this stucco 1818 mansion during the Civil War. The ornate Victorian interior reflects the mansion's appearance during the Davis years. In the adjacent museum is an extensive collection of ..

  • 10 Valentine Richmond History Center Interesting

    Museums and art

    1015 E. Clay St. USA - Richmond, VA 23219

    The museum uses Richmond history to explore changing social themes in the fabric of American life through its permanent and changing exhibits.

  • 11 Downtown Richmond Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Richmond, VA 23219

    In recent years the downtown corridor has been revitalized with the addition of the 32-acre redeveloped Riverfront in 1999. A 19C canal turning basin is the focal point of the popular Shockoe Slip neighborhood an area of renovated tobacco warehouses ..

  • 12 Chimborazo Medical Museum

    Museums and art

    3215 E. Broad St. USA - Richmond, VA 23223

    Set on a hilltop on the east side of the city where the Confederacy's largest hospital was located; the museum recounts the relatively barbaric state of Civil War-era medicine.

  • 13 Hollywood Cemetery

    Religious buildings

    412 S. Cherry St. USA - Richmond, VA 23220

    Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Confederate cavalry hero Jeb Stuart are buried here along with former US presidents James Monroe and John Tyler.

  • 14 Tredegar Iron Works

    Museums and art

    500 Tredegar St USA - Richmond, VA

    The visitor center of the Richmond National Battlefield Park occupies the restored iron works, where a large percentage of the Confederate armament was forged.

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