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Address: Second Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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Area of downtown Richmond that is the largest National Historical Landmark...

Area of downtown Richmond that is the largest National Historical Landmark district in America.

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The True Jackson Ward

As a Richmond native, I urge you to visit the Jackson Ward Historic district to enjoy the food and rich culture. Home to the annual 2nd Street Festival, numerous Art Galleries... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2011
Richmond, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

When I visited Jackson Ward it was a sunny day in August last year, and I was not alone. I parked my car in Jackson Ward, I took my camera and tripod, and my friend and I did not run out of subject matter all afternoon. Some of the photographs I took that day you may see here. I was... More 

1 Thank DWReynolds
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

VCU has taken over so much of Jackson Ward it's hard to get a real grasp of the history behind the area. However, Jackson Ward has the most iron work on houses outside of New Orleans in the entire south.

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

It’s fascinating to think about how one’s interpretation can influence how others think about a region, specifically Jackson Ward. In our modern society, having an open-minded approach to how and why the world acts and responds to the actions of others only makes one smarter. Smarter in the sense of how one might act or respond to one’s environment —... More 

2 Thank Anthony N
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

The other reviews on this website are not surprising. People who don't live in this neighborhood fear stepping out of the relative safety of their car. People who live in this neighborhood defend it with a gusto usually reserved for collegiate sports teams. Neither are wrong; they both tell different parts of the same story. Firstly, I find it unusual... More 

10 Thank ConnarVon
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

My husband and I have lived in Jackson Ward for over 3 years now. I, too, like the other VCU poster (Go Rams!! Class of 2003 and 2014!!) was taken aback at some of these negative reviews. I take particular offense to the reviewer who said that one could look at Bojangles statue "safely from your car." I actually live... More 

7 Thank wojoml
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

(TL;DR at the bottom) As a VCU student and 1 1/2+ years resident of Jackson Ward (I live near the corner of 2nd and leigh) The negative reviews on this site were surprising and compelled me to write one of my own. I have a long term girlfriend and have had multiple female and male roommates who have never had... More 

6 Thank Joshua S
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

As a resident of the City of Richmond I urge you to stay away from Jackson Ward. It is populated with thugs and you risk robbery or worse. My boss's only son was shot in the head by crossfire between gangs as he was driving home. This past year's 2nd Street Festival featured fighting and a shooting. VCU students are... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

I found myself in Jackson Ward almost a week ago, on a Sunday afternoon, during the Richmond Folk Festival. I was travelling from DC to Charlottesville on business, and decided to stop in Richmond for a while. After consulting my Lonely Planet I decided on a trip to the Black History Museum, which is in Jackson Ward. I did not... More 

8 Thank Maria C
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2011

As a Richmond native, I urge you to visit the Jackson Ward Historic district to enjoy the food and rich culture. Home to the annual 2nd Street Festival, numerous Art Galleries, Mama J's Kitchen (the best southern soul food in Richmond), the original home of the famous Croaker's Spot, the Maggie L. Walker National Historical Site, the Black History Museum,... More 

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