With Richmond being the capital of the confederacy this city is especially blessed with many historical museums and monuments that are a must see for people who enjoy history.  Even just a simple drive down Monument Ave. gives you the chance to view a lot of important history.  However, if you want to experience history in even more detail there are plenty of great exhibits to experience.  Here's a short list of some of the most popular ones.  


American Civil War Museum

The American Civil War Museum is an absolute must stop for the family.  With it's obvious concentration on Civil War history it's a great place to learn and enjoy more about one of the most important events in our country's history.  It also offers Summer programs for kids as well as educational exhibits and special programs suited for anyone. More info

The Valentine


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 regionMore info

Black History Museum

The Black History Museum is the preeminent place in history to commemorate black history.  This museum has become a repository for visual, oral and written records and artifacts commemorating the lives and accomplishments of blacks in VA.    More info



Jefferson Hotel

Now not too many people would consider a hotel a piece of history; however the Jefferson is not just any hotel.  Many past presidents going back over 100 years have stayed at the Jefferson.  Combine the history with fine dining and deluxe accommodations and it's a popular choice.  More info



Childrens Museum of Richmond

Children this one's for you!  Dedicated to early childhood education this museum offers all types of programs and activities that young children absolutely love.  More info



VA Historical Society

Discover Virginia's rich and unique history by visiting the research library, attending an event, or exploring one of the exhibition galleries.    More info


VA Holocaust Museum

Through docent led tours, commemorative programs, lectures, films and other events, the VA Holocaust Museum strives to educate the public and promote tolerance towards all, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or creed.  More info


VA Museum of Fine Arts

Art lovers will find this treasure most enjoyable.  The VA Museum of Fine Arts purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all.  More info



Edgar Allan Poe Museum

This museum is obviously dedicated to the life of Edgar Allan Poe.  Those who are interested in the life of this man and his incredible accomplishments will enjoy this museum.    More info



VA State Capitol

The VA State Capitol houses the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere.  Many monuments also occupy the grounds of this 12 acre location.  Presidents Washington and Tyler, Governors Robb, Darden and Baliles, and Nobel peace laureate, Martin Luther King.  More info

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