Agecroft Hall & Gardens is a majestic Tudor mansion built in the late 15th Century in England and brought to Virginia piece by piece. The home is located on 23 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking the James River in the neighborhood of Windsor Farms, less than 1 mile from downtown Richmond.
Envisioning the JRPS as a football team, Ancarrow’s Landing would be the kicker — everybody hates the kicker, but you’ve got to have one. Ancarrow’s Landing is the only true boat launch in the system, and is a necessary cog in the park’s repertoire.
The Capitol at Williamsburg served until the American Revolutionary War began, when Governor Thomas Jefferson urged that the capital be relocated to Richmond. The building was last used as a capitol on December 24, 1779, when the Virginia General Assembly adjourned to reconvene in 1780 at the new capital, Richmond.
Today Richmond National Battlefield Park uses one portion of the hill for its “Chimborazo Medical Museum,” which is housed in a 20th century building atop the site of the historic hospital. Visitors to the museum will learn a great deal more about the famous hospital, about other hospitals in Civil War Richmond, and about the practice of medicine in the 1860’s.
The site also has AV equipment available such as a ceiling mounted projector, sound system, and wireless microphones. Deep Run Recreation Center is located within the beautiful Deep Run Park. The park includes ponds, walkways, playgrounds, and open space as well as a gazebo.
No matter what time of year it is, enjoy an art walk through the heart of downtown Richmond. On the first Friday of every month, the galleries, shops, and restaurants lining Broad, Marshall, and Grace Streets stay open late, allowing the neighborhood to come alive. You’ll find interesting and mind-bending exhibits, jovial crowds, and a lively atmosphere transform downtown into one big block party.
This park, which was in succession once a quarry, an estate and then an amusement park, is listed in Virginia's Historic Register, and a booklet on the park's history can be purchased from the Friends of Forest Hill Park, a group that also offers volunteer activities in the park.
Great Shiplock Park Email us your photos The great lock connected the James River with the Richmond Dock, completing the James River and Kanawha Canal system that bypassed seven miles of falls and continued 197 miles through Virginia’s western mountain ranges.
Where Maymont Park is perfectly manicured green hills and gardens Joseph Bryan Park is wooded expanses of bike and walking trails. I absolutely love it. For several years, there seems to be an ongoing relaxation of the leash requirement for dogs at Bryan Park.
Libby Hill is a small neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia. Libby Hill is located on the southeastern spur of Church Hill, overlooking the James River and the Lucky Strike building. It is known for Libby Hill Park and "The View that Named Richmond." The Libby Hill neighborhood is entirely within the St. John's Church Historic District.
Maggie Lena Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for Jim Crow-era African Americans and women. As a bank president, newspaper editor, and fraternal leader, Walker served as an inspiration of pride and progress.
Maymont was given to us by James and Sallie Dooley, who lived here from 1893 through 1925. They wanted Maymont to be preserved so that new generations could enjoy it as much as they did. Whether strolling through the gardens, touring the mansion, watching river otters play, petting a goat or picnicking on the lawn, Maymont is a gift of 100 acres for all to enjoy.
When you enter Maymont Mansion’s upper floors, you step into the luxurious world of James and Sallie May Dooley. Tour twelve restored rooms on the first and second floors and view items on display from the Maymont Mansion Collection. At the same time, many men and women experienced Maymont as a workplace. Through eight period rooms and informational panels in the Belowstairs exhibit, meet specific employees and consider their lives inside and outside the workplace.
Monument Avenue is an avenue in Richmond, Virginia with a tree-lined grassy mall dividing the east- and westbound traffic, punctuated by City Beautiful-era statues City Beautiful movement memorializing Virginian Confederate veterans of the American Civil War, including Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, Jefferson Davis, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Matthew Fontaine Maury.
New Pump-House, also known as the Byrd Park Pump House, is a historic pumping station building located in Byrd Park, Richmond, Virginia. It was built in 1881-1883, and is a three-part, "I" plan, Gothic Revival style granite building. A one-story, L-shaped annex was built in 1905.
After years of anticipation and 15 months of construction, the Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, aka the "Dam Walk," is open and is already attracting hordes of strollers, runners, dog-walkers, bird-watchers, river-lovers, cyclists, skateboarders and folks delighted that long-disrespected but now-booming South Richmond is truly connected to downtown.
The Dome features live astronomy presentations, Cosmic Expeditions, and Giant Screen Movies on the most technologically advanced digital dome theater in the world. Recently upgraded, The Dome features a state-of-the-art NanoSeam™ screen and projectors capable of high definition ten times the power of your home theater system.
Shockoe Bottom is an area in Richmond, Virginia, just east of downtown, along the James River. Located between Shockoe Hill and Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom contains much of the land included in Colonel William Mayo's 1737 plan of Richmond, making it one of the city's oldest neighborhoods.
St. John's Church Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1938, ensures the historic preservation of St. John's Church (c. 1741), a National Historic Landmark in recognition as the original location of Patrick Henry's 1775 Give me Liberty or Give Me Death speech.
The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s 400-year history for over a century. Located in the heart of historic downtown, the Valentine is a place for residents and tourists to discover the diverse stories that tell the broader history of this important region.
Three Lakes Park and Nature Center bring together the three worlds of air, water, and land for visitors to explore. The Nature Center is a 6,500 square foot facility featuring a variety of exhibits designed to provide hands-on experiences. The 50,000 gallon aquarium also gives visitors a “fish-eye” view of the underwater world.
Tuckahoe is a census-designated place in Henrico County, Virginia, United States. It is an upper middle class suburb to the west of Richmond. The population of Tuckahoe was 44,990 at the 2010 census., It is named after the area's history as the site of Thomas Randolph's Tuckahoe Plantation which still stands along the James River.
The Virginia Holocaust Museum aims to educate about the Holocaust, to memorialize and document the atrocities with exhibits, programming, and outreach. Hours Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am–5pm Closed New Years Day, Easter, First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve.
Virginia House is a manor house on a hillside overlooking the James River in the Windsor Farms neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, United States. The house was constructed from the materials of the sixteenth-century Warwick Priory in Warwickshire, England, and shipped over and reassembled, completed several months before the stock market crash of 1929.
The Virginia State Capitol is the seat of state government of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in Richmond, the third capital city of the U.S. state of Virginia. It houses the oldest elected legislative body in North America, the Virginia General Assembly, first established as the House of Burgesses in 1619.