Richmond Journals

Richmond VA

A travel journal to Richmond by kwest

Quote: Richmond is an historic city on I-95 about 2 hours south of Washington, DC. It became capital of Virginia during the Revolutionary War and later served as capital of the Confederacy. The James River flowing through the city provides the only urban whitewater in the US.

Richmond VA

Overview

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Historic neighborhoods, Civil War battlefields, state capitol, museums.

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The Jefferson Hotel

Hotel | "Jefferson Hotel"

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The Jefferson is the leading hotel in the area. It is one of a very few AAA Five Diamond properties. The lobbies of the hotel are grand. The rooms are very nice, the service exceptional.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 13, 2002

The Jefferson Hotel
101 WEST FRANKLIN STREET
Richmond, Virginia 23220
804-788-8000

Hill Cafe

Restaurant

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The Hill Cafe is one of Richmond's classic neighborhood bar/restaurants. The restaurant is small, the food very good. This is a popular place that always gets good reviews.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 13, 2002

Hill Cafe
2800 East Broad St
Richmond, Virginia 23233
+1 804 648 0360

James River Rafting

Attraction

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The ride can be exciting but isn't very strenuous. It depends on what time of year and how much water is in the river. During the summer, the river is very rocky. There are nice views of the city.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 13, 2002

James River Rafting
Canal Street
Richmond, Virginia

Pamplin Park & National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Attraction | "Pamplin Historic Park"

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The park is located just to the south of Petersburg off of I-85. It's where Grant's troops punched through General Lee's lines, forcing the evacuation of Petersburg after a nine month siege. Lee surrendered one week later.

The park strives to be the preeminent Civil War experience, and I think they have succeeded. The new Musuem of the Civil War Solider is exceptionally well presented with both video and audio components.

There are also very well preserved earth works, a plantation house and living history activities.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 13, 2002

Pamplin Park & National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
+1 804 861 2408

The Museum and White House of the Confederacy

Attraction | "Museum and White House of the Confederacy"

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This musuem houses the world's largest collection of Confederate artifacts. The musuem is well-presented and you can also visit the adjacent White House of the Confederacy that served as Jefferson Davis' house throughout the war. This is arguably Richmond's most significant attraction.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 13, 2002

The Museum and White House of the Confederacy
1201 East Clay Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 649-1861