“Give me liberty or give me death”, Patrick Henry's memorable words issued from St. John's Church in Richmond epitomize the city's central role in U.S. history, from the Founding Fathers to the Civil War. With much of its original downtown lost to that war, the capital of Virginia is now largely a modern city, speckled with buildings of ... Read more
architectural significance. At the highest navigable point on the James River, Richmond is known for tobacco and advertising, and it's sub-tropical climate comforts home base for six Fortune 500 companies. Visit the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, learn to rock-climb on Belle Isle, and take the kids to Theatre IV, the 2nd largest children's theatre in the country. Nearby Kings Dominion amusement park is a fun outing for all and, during spring and summer, kick back on Brown's Island to the weekly Friday Cheers concert series.

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  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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  • 6.2
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Local from Richmond

Richmond is a very cool city, with a lots of Historical scenery. But need to be bigger and more stadiums and concert venues that way more celebrities want to come here and it is a REAL city. However, as for arts, gardens, and food Richmond is considered a wonderful city! Plus close to DC, the beach and mountains.

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Local from Richmond

The location wherever you will can Watch HD Television shows From them online For At no cost and Down load the latest movies online.

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Birmingham

I had a great time in Richmond. Though I was visiting a sick relative, Cary Town, Byrd Park and the areas around VCU were quite hospitable.

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Brisbane

One of the U.S.'s most important historical cities. The state of Virginia has played an over-sized role in the early development of the U.S. For fans of colonial and civil war era Richmond is an absolute must. Check out many fine colonial mansions, and learn more about the civil war and the importance of Richmond, the capitol of the confederacy.

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Melbourne

Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia. It is steeped in the history of the country going back to Patrick Henry's pre-revolutionary speech, "Give me liberty, or give me death," that was made at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Richmond also served as the capital of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. If you're interested in the history of America, Richmond and it historical sites are a must see.

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New York City

If you love going down the river, RVA should be your next stop! Voted number 1 river city in America.

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Pittsford

As the capital of Virginia the city has many buildings that are historically and architecturally important. The city is easy to wander around in and we plan on visiting again to get into more of the history.

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Such an amazing historical place! Also, thanks to sister and brother-in-law for best time of my life!

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Jonesboro

I enjoyed the oldness and history of the city immensely. In fact, Richmond really exceeded my expectations in that respect. The historical areas are very walkable for a southern city, although driving around is more challenging for those who don't know the city.

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Schenectady

Richmond has several Historical sites to visit and it was the heart and soul of the south during the civil war.

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