Richmond Journals

Weekend in Richmond

A May 2006 trip to Richmond by JulieHolm

Quote: Richmond, Virginia, just 100 miles south of Washington, DC is a treasure trove of history and culture.

Weekend in Richmond

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Overview

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Richmond has so much to offer, and is a really easy weekend trip from Washington, DC an hour to the north. It's awash in Civil War history, having been the focus of military campaigns in 1862 and 1864, and the National Park Service maintains a presence at the battlefields in the area, and a brochure explaining how to tour them. But it was an important city in Revolutionary War history and in the early history of the US. With a Capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson, and the white house of the Confederacy, tons of museums, a thriving cultural scene and great restaurants, Richmond is definitely worth a visit.Quick Tips: Walk around the Fan, the largest Victorian historic district in the ...Read More

Grace Manor Inn

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Hotel

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Grace Manor Inn is a gracious and beautiful quiet haven in the middle of this surprisingly busy and historical city. The level of comfort is immense, with large, two room suites, a multi-course gourmet breakfast, and lots of beautiful public spaces.Intriguingly decorated with Victorian antique and reproduction furniture, which beautifully compliments its historic heritage, the Grace Manor Inn provides a comfortable and beautiful location just to sit for a while and sip a glass of wine. A music room, complete with baby grand piano, holds beautiful green and gilt furniture—the main sitting room in soft tones and white feels like a step back into the past—a more genteel and relaxed past. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 7, 2006

Grace Manor Inn
1853 West Grace St.
Richmond, Virginia 23220
(804) 353-4334