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WELCOME TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Richmond is a vivid reminder that our nation has a complex and fascinating history that renders an equally complex visitor experience. The city reveals a well-earned reputation as the "perfect blending of the past and present" ... More

BLACK GENESIS
Richmond was the Birthplace of African American Entrpreneurism. The roots of their freedom began with more than 5,000 African Americans who fought for America’s liberty from Great Britain ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Richmond Black History Museum and Cultural Center housed in a Neoclassical-style structure built in 1832 and purchased by Maggie L. Walker in 1922, now serves as a cultural center for visual, oral and written records and artifacts ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
Croaker's Spot, The Nile Restaurant, Tropical Soul Sea & Soul Food Café, Mr. Bojangle’s, Hawks Barbecue, Hyperlink Café, Ann’s Soul Food ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
Elegba Folklore Society hosts a gem of an art gallery and cultural center that features Afrocentric paintings, sculpture, drawings, dolls, original art cards and other multicultural crafts and artifacts ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
Kanawha Canal Walk, a 32-acre riverfront project stretches along a 1.25-mile corridor from the historic Tredegar Iron Works site and Brown's Island to the Triple Crossing -- a dramatic intersection of three railroad lines ... More

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
Now owned by the Cedarfair theme parks, King's Dominion has broadened its range of thrill rides, family rides, live shows, waterworks, and dining options. Among the thrill rides, few are more exhilarating than ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Richmond is blessed with fine museums such as Virginia Center for Architecture, Virginia Historical Society, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Old Dominion Railway Museum, Virginia Aviation Museum ... More


HISTORIC SITES
St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, founded by Maggie L. Walker, is one of 3 prominent African American banks that merged to form today's Consolidated Bank & Trust Company ... More

PLACES OF WORSHIP
First African Baptist Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Mount Hope Baptist church, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Cedar Street Baptist Church, Third Street Bethel AME Church ... More

THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET HEIGHTS
If you liked the Hollywood movie Glory, you will love the true story of the Civil War Battle of New Market Heights near Richmond ... More

TRIVIA and FAMOUS RESIDENTS
In 1888, America’s first electric streetcar system began operation in Richmond, Virginia ... More

RESEARCH CREDITS:
Thomas Dorsey
Leonard Dorsey
Calvin Young
Sheila Umolu

 

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