Attractions

Tourism Information

While you’re in the great town of Richmond, visit the many historical landmarks and tourist attractions that our city has to offer! Click here for a map.

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

Located adjacent to the race finish line, 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. Discover a new way of looking at our shared national history that explains much of who we are as Americans today through their signature exhibit, In the Cause of Liberty. Artifacts change regularly so there is always something new to see! Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (804) 780-1865.

 

Hollywood Cemetery

HollywoodSituated on a bluff overlooking the James, this Richmond landmark attracts visitors simply because of its historic value and scenic charm. It also offers one of the best vantage points of the James River. This cemetery is home to the graves of two U.S. Presidents (James Monroe and John Tyler) and the President of the Confederacy (Jefferson Davis), as well as Generals J.E.B. Stuart and George Pickett and author Ellen Glasgow. Located at 412 S. Cherry Street, (804) 648-8501.

 

Museum of the Confederacy

A valuable resource for the study of the role of the Confederacy in the War and in our society today. It houses a rich collection of civilian and military Civil War artifacts relating to the Confederate States of America. Located at 1201 E. Clay St, (804) 649-1861.

The Byrd Theatre in Carytown

ByrdThis historic theatre opened in 1928 and has not undergone any major rennovations since. Movies are preceeded by an organist’s performance on Saturday nights. A must-do in Richmond! Located at 2908 West Cary Street, (804) 353-9911.

 

The Science Museum of Virginia

Offers lessons in astronomy, an IMAX theatre, and educational exhibits on topics such as DNA, air pressure, electricity and machines. Located at 2500 West Broad Street, (804) 864-1400.

The Edgar Allen Poe Museum

PoeThe Poe Museum provides a retreat into early 19th century Richmond where Edgar Allan Poe lived and worked. The museum features Poe's life and career by documenting his accomplishments with pictures, relics, and verse, and focusing on his many years in Richmond. Located at 1914-16 E. Main Street, (804) 648-5523.

 

 

Children’s Museum of Richmond

For the kids in your life, this boasts engaging learning environments including water play, an aquarium, a year-round outdoor space, an inventor’s lab, an art studio, and various other exhibits. Located at 2626 West Broad Street, (804) 474-7000.

Other Attractions

Also check out Shockoe Slip and The Fan District for excellent cuisine and take a drive along the historic and scenic Monument Avenue. For more Richmond tourist information, click here.

If you’re willing to take a short drive, Washington D.C. is two hours north, the striking Shenandoah National Park is 90 miles away and Colonial Williamsburg is also close by. The stunning James River runs along downtown Richmond and the region boasts more than 900 restaurants. All in all, Richmond and the surrounding areas have eternal appeal that promise to be a pleasant surprise to athletes and spectators alike.

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