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Calling all history buffs: Richmond is the place to get your geek on. Chockablock with Revolutionary and Civil War landmarks, this capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia is home to more than 400 years of American history. And it’s all just waiting to be rediscovered.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Richmond. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Richmond flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
Calling all history buffs: Richmond is the place to get your geek on. Chockablock with Revolutionary and Civil War landmarks, this capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia is home to more than 400 years of American history. And it’s all just waiting to be rediscovered.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Richmond. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Richmond flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Richmond

Grace Manor Inn: A wonderful overnight

Written by JDurso on 09 Jul, 2006

The Inn is a historical gem, and the hosts, Albert and Dawn Schick, are gems as well. Our suite, the Fensterer-Davis, is as luxurious as it is spacious. Waiting for us in our room was a nice bottle of wine and a very tasty…Read More


A Wee Bit More...

Written by blueneptune_14 on 09 Jul, 2005

This park is a very nice place to go with a family or group of friends. The park tends to lean more towards the family, not the complete thrill-seeker. There are some rides that can be considered thrill rides. There is the Hyper Sonic XLC,…Read More


Music Festivals and Events

Written by Carter on 21 Aug, 2000

Downtown, Innsbrook"There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous." - Ben Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"Richmond's music scene is not bad. GWAR is from here, a former member of Twisted Sister lives here and hosts a local radio show,…Read More


George Washington's Canal

Written by Carter on 21 Aug, 2000

Shockoe Slip"Many have been ruined by buying good bargains." - Ben Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"Step off the cobblestones of Shockoe Slip and into a boat for a tranquil tour of the James River Canal. The historic Canal Walk, (see Museums and Sites), at 12th and…Read More


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The Square at Jefforson's Capitol

Written by Carter on 21 Aug, 2000

Downtown"Wish not so much to live long as to live well." - Ben Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"Just a short walk from Shockoe Bottom, Capitol Square is a local favorite spot for relaxing and picnic lunches. Gurgling fountains surrounded by roses, (one of them featuring a…Read More


Monument Avenue

Written by Carter on 30 Jul, 2000

The only avenue in the country declared a historic landmark, Monument lends majestic splendor to a drive or stroll downtown. Statues fill the center of this cobbled street for blocks. Their subjects include Richmond native Arthur Ashe, 'Stonewall' Jackson, Gen. Robert E. Lee,…Read More


Virginia Recipes for a Cool Girl's Dinner for 2

Written by ecbvirginia on 22 Feb, 2003

Before dinner Chesapeake Won-tons Separate one dozen won-ton wrappers. Fill with cooked crabmeat drizzled with lemon and cream cheese. Fry in peanut oil. Libbie Limeaides Absolute Citron Minute Maid Limeaide Gibson Girl Potatoes Bake 2 potatoes. Allow to cool. Hollow out shells, leaving full caps. Mash potato with: 1/8 c.…Read More


Jackson Ward

Written by carterpage on 22 Feb, 2003

This neighborhood, steeped in African-American history, is reminiscent of New Orleans with its elaborate cast-iron work and over 600 structures on the National Historic Register. Attractions in Jackson Ward include the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, a monument to Bill "Bojangles" Robinson…Read More


The Fan

Written by carterpage on 22 Feb, 2003

This historic neighborhood is full of unique restaurants, bars, galleries, museums, parks, and shops. Turn-of-the-century homes, many designed with remarkable detail, line the streets. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the nations' best preserved and largest collection of period homes.…Read More


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Written by jvance on 03 May, 2001

Every schoolkid knows that the Old North Church of Boston was where the warning of British attack was displayed. "One if by land, two if by sea..." Maybe not quite as famous, but probably more significant was how St.…Read More


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