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Historic Sites

Virginia may have more history than any other state - and much of it occurred right here in the Richmond Region. The second successful English settlement is re-created at Henricus Historical Park. Patrick Henry delivered his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech at St. John's Church. Tour the Virginia Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson. Or stroll along Monument Avenue, the only avenue that's designated a National Historic Landmark in the United States.

Your guide to 400 years of history starts right here.

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Historic Sites

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John Marshall House

  • 818 E. Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 648-7998
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The John Marshall House was the Richmond home of "the Great Chief Justice" from 1790 to 1835. The longest serving Chief Justice to date, Marshall was known as definer of the Constitution and shaper of the modern United States Supreme Court. Listed on the…more »

The Valentine

  • 1015 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 649-0711
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Explore 400 years of Richmond Region history at the Valentine through its collections and exhibits. Take a guided tour of the 1812 John Wickham House, a fully-restored neoclassical masterpiece. Explore the Valentine Family's legacy and the Valentine's Meat…more »


  • 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Phone: (804) 358-7166
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Maymont was given to all of us by James Henry 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. It’s a special place where the man-made elegance of art and…more »

RVA Trolley

  • 1301 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: 804-343-1850
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DID YOU KNOW that Richmond was the site of the very first trolley system in the world, dating back to 1888? Experience Richmond history in a classic trolley ideally suited for visitors and residents alike. Enjoy Richmond landmarks from the comfort of our…more »

Museum and White House of the Confederacy

  • 1201 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 649-1861
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The Museum of the Confederacy houses the nation’s most comprehensive collection of military, political and domestic artifacts and art associated with the Confederacy, and offers guided tours of the White House of the Confederacy, Civil War residence of…more »

Agecroft Hall

  • 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23221
  • Phone: (804) 353-4241
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Agecroft Hall is a 15th-century Tudor-style home and was moved from England in 1925 and rebuilt on the banks of the James River. The grounds and gardens reflect the glorious style of England's Tudor and early Stuart periods. more »

American Civil War Center

  • 500 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 780-1865, ext. 10
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Housed in the 1861 Gun Foundry, the American Civil War Center's exhibits explore the war through three interwoven perspectives: Union, Confederate and African-American. more »

Amtrak Main Street Station

  • 1500 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 646-6246
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Originally opened in 1901, Main Street Station has always been one of Downtown Richmond, Virginia’s most visible landmarks. Once a bustling transportation hub, the station was closed in 1975 due to a decline in passenger rail service. The historic reopening of…more »

Ashland Depot

  • 112 N. Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA 23005
  • Phone: (804) 752-6766

In the Visitor Center at Ashland's restored 1924 train station, a museum houses RF&P (Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac) Railroad memorabilia, including conductors' uniforms, photographs and news articles. more »

Ashland Station

  • 112 North Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA 23005
  • Phone: (800) 872-7245
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In the Visitor Center at Ashland's circa-1923 train station, a museum houses RF&P Railroad memorabilia, including conductors' uniforms, photographs and news articles. Classic Hanover County iconic spot. more »

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