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Trip List by TA_MikeW

A guide to historic Richmond

7 Apr 2006  Former resident
3.5 of 5 stars based on 5 votes

An overview of this southern city's historic sites and attractions.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Richmond
  • Category: Other
  • Appeals to: Singles, Families with teenagers, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • 1. Museum of the Confederacy
    The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia

    This building served as the White House of the confederate states during the Civil War. It currently operates as a musuem housing numerous exhibits from that historic era. Tours of the building are available.

  • 2. Hollywood Cemetery
    Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

    Among the many historical figures buried in this beautiful park are former presidents James Monroe and John Tyler.

  • 3. Virginia Historical Society
    Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia

    Civil war historians will enjoy this museum's variety of exhibits, including its collection of 19th century weapons.

  • 4. Maggie Walker National Historic Site
    Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Richmond, Virginia

    Exhibits here detail the life and work of this famous social activist from the post-war era.

  • 5. Monument Avenue
    Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia

    A drive down this famous avenue leads you past several statues of historical figures including Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson.

  • 6. John Marshall House

    This famous Chief Justice lived here in the early 1800's and it is the city's oldest remaining brick building. Admission to the museum is free, and tours are available for a small fee.

  • 7. Executive Mansion
    Executive Mansion, Richmond, Virginia

    This building has served as the residence of the Governor of Virginia since 1813. Tours during limited hours are available by appointment only.

  • 8. Virginia War Memorial
    Virginia War Memorial, Richmond, Virginia

    While much of this city's history revolves around the Civil War, this memorial honors fallen soldiers from WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam.