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The John Marshall House
Historic Sites, History Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
St. John's Episcopal Church
Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
Carytown
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Confederate War Memorial Chapel
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Shockoe Hill Cemetery
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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...
Wonderful place whether you're looking to just relax in a beautiful setting or walk about the gardens, view the animals or visit the mansion.
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
The Confederate Pyramid overlooks many of the Confederate soldiers burials from privates to generals.There are beautiful views of the James River and stunning monuments throughout the cemetery.
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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.
Richmond Raceway
#5 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
The track is the perfect size, great racing and perfect views.
We visited Richmond Virginia in October 2016 with family who had travelled from Northern Ireland to the USA to see the sights of Virginia.
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
#6 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
I am a huge National Park and Historic Site "nerd" so the plan to stop was based on this being a National Historic Site with little knowledge of who Mrs. Walker was.
This historic site celebrates a very important person in Richmond and US history - you just can’t miss this for so many reasons.
Monument Avenue
#7 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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Carytown
#8 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.
Carytown offers a boutique view of Richmond with unique shops and great eateries all conveniently located in a strollable street.
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Virginia War Memorial
#9 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
The views are spectacular and it's an incredible asset for Richmond.
Great view overlooking the James River.
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.
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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Richmond National Battlefield Park
#12 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Malvern Hill is the site of the last battle of the 1862 Peninsula Campaign and Lee’s first defeat.
This is an excellent place to visit - though there is a fair bit of driving to see all of the sites.
American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar
#13 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...
Adjacent to the NPS museum, this site affiliated with the Museum of the Confederacy has bold graphics and good displays offering a thorough understanding of the events here during the war.
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The John Marshall House
#14 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Parking is difficult to find but reasonable cost, but once acquired plan to spend the entire day touring Richmond's many historic sites and good places to eat.
I was just visiting sites in Richmond.
Fan District
#15 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
#16 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
On the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register.
A very nice place to view and perhaps reflect on history, self or other matters.
Altria Theater
#17 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.
The Diamond
#18 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Parking on site and lots of snacks to eat.
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.
You'll definitely pay in other locations to get the incredible views of the river and the city.
T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge
#21 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
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.
The views of downtown Richmond, the James River rapids, and the War Memorial are stunning!
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
Beautiful Site
Malvern Hill Battlefield
#24 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.
Main Street Station
#25 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Tuckahoe Plantation
#26 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.
Wilton House Museum
#27 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
This beautiful 1750s home was saved by the Colonial Dames and moved to this site in 1934.
It has a beautiful view of the James River.
Shockoe Slip
#28 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Executive Mansion
#29 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Meadow Farm Museum
#30 of 65 Sights & Landmarks in Richmond
Meadow Farm Museum is a circa 1860 living history farm site and museum.