400 years

of history

richmond region history

From Pocahontas to the present

The events that shaped who we are as a country – they’re all part of the experience of visiting this region. The minute you arrive, you can feel it. The streets are paved in cobblestone. Centuries-old buildings line the streets, and country roads are dotted with historic markers. 

But along with our well-preserved beauty is the full story of what has happened here. Stories of colonists and the Powhatan Indians. The slave trade. The fight for religious freedom, the Revolution, the Civil War, and Civil Rights. 

This is a place to learn, to try to understand, and to gain perspective. It’s a place where you can witness the evolution of who we are – and see how revelation has inspired change.