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  • Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tour and Haunted House 804-343-3700
    11 North 18th Street, Richmond, VA 23223
    Historic Shockoe Bottom, one block from Poe Museum
    Richmond's only ongoing, nighttime ghost tour and haunted house attraction. They bring local ghost stories and legends to life with their "Shadows of Shockoe" ghost tour... more info  map

  • Children's Museum of Richmond 804-474-CMoR
    2626 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    One of the East Coast's most exciting, innovative children's museums, this 42,000 square foot facility allows children ages toddler to 12 years to learn through... more info  map

  • Paramount's Kings Dominion 804-786-5000
    16000 Theme Park Way, Richmond, VA 23047
    Located in Doswell
    This 400 acre family theme park offers a plethora of thrill rides, such as one of the world's tallest drop towers, a wild arsenal of coasters including an impressive... more info  map

  • Romp n' Roll Midlothian 804-893-3142
    11541 Busy Street, Richmond, VA 23236
    Romp n' Roll offers a huge variety of fun kids classes. They offer age-specific kids gym classes, art class, music class and more for babies, toddlers, and... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Bolling Haxall House 804-643-2847
    211 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    Built for the owner of the Haxall Flour Mills, this grand Italiante home features many changes in Richmond architectural styles in late 1850s. The house features... more info  map

  • John Marshall House 804-648-7998
    818 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23250
    John Marshall built this home eleven years prior to his becoming the third Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. The Federal style brick house is one of the last... more info  map

  • Maymont 804-358-7166
    2201 Shields Drive, Richmond, VA 23220
    A picturesque 100 acre estate which features featuring an opulent 1893 mansion, a wonderful carriage collection, and elaborate Japanese and Italian gardens. A true... more info

  • Old City Hall
    1001 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    This historic Victorian Gothic building was once Richmond's city hall and if features dramatic three foot granite walls on the outside and a three story painted... more info  map

  • Old Hanover Courthouse 804-537-6000
    Located on US Route 301 in Hanover
    The second oldest continuously used courthouse in the United States, this courthouse is the site where Patrick Henry gained fame as a young lawyer when he argued the... more info

  • Scotchtown 804-227-3500
    16120 Chiswell Lane, Richmond, VA 23015
    Located in Beaverdam
    One of the oldest plantation houses in Virginia, this historic home was the home of Dolly Madison when she was a young girl, as well as the home of Patrick Henry, the... more info  map

  • St. John's Church 804-648-5015 (Visitor Center)
    2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223
    Located in Church Hill
    St. John's Church was the first church built in the city of Richmond. A National Historic Landmark, St. John's Church is the original location of Patrick Henry’s... more info  map

  • Tuckahoe Plantation 804-774-1614 (Tours)
    12601 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238
    30 Minutes from Downtown Richmond
    The boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, this National Historic Landmark is "considered by architectural historians to be the finest existing early 18th century plantation... more info  map

  • Virginia House 804-353-4251
    4301 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23220
    The romance of the American Country Place movement is evident at this stunning house that is on a hillside overlooking the historic James River and was the home of... more info  map

  • Virginia Randolph Museum 840-262-3363
    2200 Mountain Road, Richmond, VA 23220
    This National Historic Landmark commemorates the career of Virginia Randolph, an innovative black educator in vocational training. This brick structure, built in 1937,... more info

  • Wilton House Museum 804-282-5936
    215 South Wilton Road, Richmond, VA 23226
    An authentic lower James River plantation house that was built by William Randolph III and is an impressive example of 18th century architecture. This five bay, double... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Henricus Historical Park 804-706-1340
    251 Henricus Park Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832
    See history come alive at this second successful English settlement in the New World which was once the home to Pochontas, as well as the site of the beginnings of the... more info

  • Hollywood Cemetery 804-648-8501
    412 South Cherry Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    One of the major tourist attractions in the Richmond area, this historic cemetery is the burial place of Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler, as well as Confederate... more info  map

  • Maggie L. Walker National Historical Site 804-771-2017
    600 North Second Street, Richmond, VA 23223
    This historic site commemorates the life of Maggie Walker, a progressive and talented African American businesswoman and financier, and the site includes her residence... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Library of Virginia, The 804-692-3500
    800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    A complete library that contains many collections, such as books, magazines, newspapers, state and federal publications, county and city government records, genealogical... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • 1708 Gallery 804-643-7829
    103 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23241
    A nonprofit, artist-directed exhibition and performance space that is committed to expanding the understanding, development, and appreciation of contemporary art. ... more info  map

  • Artspace Gallery 804-232-6464
    Zero East Fourth Street, Richmond, VA 23224
    A nonprofit gallery for the visual and performing arts that is committed to promoting the understanding and awareness of contemporary art, as well as the aesthetic and... more info

  • Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives 804-353-2668
    1109 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the history and culture of Richmond's Jewish Community, this museum contains collections that include three galleries... more info  map

  • Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia 804-780-9093
    00 Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    Significant facets of black life in Virginia from Jamestown in 1619 until today are featured at this museum which is housed in a circa 1832 Federal and Greek Revival... more info

  • Chimborazo Medical Museum 804-226-1981
    3215 Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    One of the 12 Civil War sites protected by Richmond National Battlefield Park around the city of Richmond, this museum uses artifacts, uniforms, and documents to... more info

  • Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, The 804-261-6200
    2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
    Broadening public access to the arts in the Richmond Metropolitan Area, this 50,300 square foot multi-use facility offers the best in visual, literary, and performing... more info  map

  • Edgar Allan Poe Museum 804-648-5523
    1914-16 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23223
    Step back in time into early 19th century Richmond where Edgar Allan Poe lived and worked while at this museum that depicts Poe's life and career by documenting his... more info  map

  • Hand Workshop Art Center 804-353-0094
    1812 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    This comprehensive regional art center brings art to the community and the community to art by promoting the creation, collection, and appreciation of visual arts to... more info  map

  • Money Museum 804-697-8000
    701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    Located at Federal Reserve Bank's Headquarters
    Exhibits at this museum tell the story of money in Colonial America and the United States. Forms of currency, rare bills, and gold and silver bars are on display, as... more info  map

  • Museum and White House of the Confederacy, The 804-649-1861
    1201 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    The leading center for the study of the Confederacy in the American Civil War, this private, nonprofit educational and preservation museum is home to the world’s... more info  map

  • Old Dominion Railway Museum 804-233-6237
    102 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    Housed in a restored Railway Express Agency car, this museum contains a wide variety of photographs and artifacts from the area's railroad history. more info  map

  • Quirk Gallery 804-340-6036
    207 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    Established in 2005, Quirk Gallery exhibits local and international artists every six to eight weeks. Quirk's curated shop features jewelry, ceramics, prints, candles,... more info

  • U.S. Marine Raider Museum 804-353-1812
    1142 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    The story of the famous World War II Marine Raiders, the first and most famous commando-type outfit ever formed by the U.S. Marine Corps, is seen and told at this museum... more info  map

  • Valentine Richmond History Center 804-649-0711
    1015 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    Housed in the stately 1812 Wickham House, a National Historic Landmark, this center is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting Richmond's history. It... more info  map

  • Virginia Aviation Museum 804-236-3622
    5701 Huntsman Road, Richmond, VA 23250
    Located at the Richmond International Airport
    More than 30 historic, vintage aircraft and aviation exhibits on World War II, Admiral Byrd, and the Wright Brothers can be seen at this aviation museum that also... more info  map

  • Virginia Fire and Police Museum 804-644-1849
    200 West Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    Situated within Steamer Company No. 5, which was built in 1849 and is considered Virginia's oldest standing firehouse, this museum is dedicated to preserving and... more info  map

  • Virginia Historical Society 804-358-4901
    428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
    The most comprehensive collection of Virginia history in existence can be found in the seven galleries run by this foundation that was established in 1831. Rarely seen... more info

  • Virginia Holocaust Museum 804-257-5400
    2000 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223
    A tribute to Holocaust survivors, this museum features hands-on exhibits and an educational resource center. Visitors can walk through a concentration camp or crawl... more info  map

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 804-340-1400
    200 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
    Classical and African art, paintings by Poussin, Goya, Delacroix, Monet, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer and more, Indian and Himalayan art, fine English silver, Art... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Agecroft Hall 804-353-4241
    4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23221
    A "transplant" from pre-Elizabethan England, this half-timbered, remarkable Tudor manor house was dismantled and brought to Virginia in 1926 where it was reconstructed... more info  map

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 804-262-9887
    1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
    Varied and exciting floral displays are featured at this botanical garden that includes over 30 acres of magnificent gardens, including one of the largest and most... more info  map

  • Metro Richmond Zoo 804-739-5666
    8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23120
    More than 600 exotic animals are displayed in spacious, naturalistic exhibits at this zoo that features animals such as giraffes, zebras, gazelles, kangaroos, ostrich,... more info  map

  • Three Lakes Nature Center & Aquarium 804-261-8230
    400 Sausiluta Drive, Richmond, VA 23220
    This 132 acre park brings together three worlds, air, water, and land, for visitors to explore. The park features a 50,000 gallon freshwater aquarium, wetland exhibits,... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Science Museum of Virginia 804-864-1400
    2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    Touch, observe, and explore the impact of science on your life at this science museum that features over 250 hands-on exhibits ranging from astronomy to computers, from... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Eagle Cruises 804-222-0223
    3101 Wharf Street, Richmond, VA 23223
    Eagle Cruises offers public cruises and private charters year-round on the James River.  more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • James River Distillery 804-716-5172
    2700 Hardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    Artisanal gins are created using the highest quality, organic ingredients. more info


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