Richmond Spotlight

  • »
  • »
  • »
  • »
 
  
Visitors Guide - Padding
JEB Stuart Monument

Monument Avenue

Take a stroll down Richmond's Monument Avenue

With its stunning architecture and beautiful foliage, no trip to the Richmond Region is complete without a drive or walk down this landmark boulevard, which is the only street in America listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Monument Ave. memorializes Virginia natives such as Robert E. Lee. Lee's statue was the first monument erected. In May, 1890 at its unveiling, there were an estimated 100,000 people in attendance.

Monument Avenue is the site of several annual events including the Monument Avenue 10K race and Easter of Parade. Also visit the Virginia Center for Architecture on Monument Ave., a Tudor Revival mansion designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, most known for designing the National Archives building and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

 

   

Featured Events

Oct
25
2014

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Oct 25
Join us for the grand re-opening celebration of the Valentine. Be one of the first to explore our…more
Nov
1
2014

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

Nov 1-Jan 1
Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a…more
Nov
7
2014

First Fridays

Jan 3-Dec 5
Downtown Richmond's long-standing monthly art walk happens year-round on the First Friday of every…more
Dec
5
2014

Grand Illumination

Dec 5
This downtown Richmond tradition since 1984 kicks off the holidays as millions of tiny lights…more