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Richmond with a two and a half year old

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Richmond with a two and a half year old

My husband and I are going to a conference in Richmond the first week of June. Since I will be in the conference all day Saturday and Sunday, I was trying to get a list together of things to do for the hubby and son to do on their own. My husband LOVES history but I was unsure what historical places would accomodate a two (almost three) year old. My list right now includes the canal tours and the Maymont Plantation. I thought about saving other historical things for Monday and Tuesday which the part of the vacation I will be participating in as well. So we could tag team the baby while touring museums, etc. Any suggestions? Also what are must sees within driving distance of Richmond? We will have all day Monday and Tuesday and will have a rental car.

Ashburn, Virginia
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1. Re: Richmond with a two and a half year old

How far are they willing to travel? Williamsburg is not far and offers LOTS!!!

Richmond, Virginia
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2. Re: Richmond with a two and a half year old

Jamestown Settlement is great for all ages

Virginia Historical Society is great and free

Museum of the Confederacy

Hollywood Cemetery

St. John's Church-give me liberty/death speech

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3. Re: Richmond with a two and a half year old

There is something special going on while you are visiting:

The 35th annual Greek Festival.

No, this is not about frats and sororities.

This is the festival put on by the Saints Constantine and Helen's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and it is the best Greek food you will ever put in your mouth.

Very family friendly, it won't cost a thing to go and enjoy the music and dancing, and the food is worth the cost.

The last time we went (we are native Richmonders who have moved to the country) our son was 2 1/2 and as long as you have an umbrella stroller, he should be quite comfortable enjoying the sights and sounds and foods.


I keep trying to get back for the festival but we seem to have a lot of graduations that weekend...

I am coming next year if I have to take vacation time to do it!

There is also the Children's Museum of Richmond...


Three Lakes Nature Center has a small aquarium little ones enjoy...


Byrd Park (not too far from Maymont)


There's plenty to do in Richmond without needing to venture too far afield...

have a great visit- wish I were able to be there myself this weekend!

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4. Re: Richmond with a two and a half year old

If it's pretty, go to Lewis Ginter botanical garden...Lots of things to see, and fun places for children...with even a spray area, so take towels.

5. Re: Richmond with a two and a half year old

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