Things to Do In and Around Richmond
As the capital of Virginia and one of America's most historic cities, Richmond has been called the "perfect blend of old and new." Today, Richmond is a thriving cosmopolitan center, offering a wealth of cultural, business, entertainment and educational possibilities.
Sightseers can set out on a leisurely cruise along the scenic Kanawha Canal . History buffs can tour historic St. John's Church or venture back to the Civil War at Richmond National Battlefield Park, which draws in 200,000+ people annually. You may want to tour or take a walk by the state capitol in Richmond.
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Don't forget to check out the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for renowned exhibitions and collections and the Black History Museum which continues to expand its collection to include fine art objects, traditional African artifacts, and the preservation of oral traditions. The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar is the nation's first museum to interpret the Civil War from Union, Confederate, and African American perspectives. Founded in 1831, the Virginia Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the commonwealth's past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
With something for all ages and interests, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is a place to learn about plants, to marvel at nature, or to relax in a beautiful setting. A wide variety of experiences are offered through its diverse gardens and facilities. No wonder Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is consistently one of the most-visited attractions in the Richmond area.
Attractions Near Richmond
Just a short drive away you'll find Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Colonial Williamsburg. Richmond is 90 minutes from Washington D.C. For information on purchasing train tickets from from Richmond to Washington D.C., click here