For 150 years the Virginia Historical Society has been collecting portraits, manuscripts and artifacts. These include the ... More
Virginia Historical Society
For 150 years the Virginia Historical Society has been collecting portraits, manuscripts and artifacts. These include the largest collection of Confederate-made weapons in the world. Semi-permanent exhibits include "The Story of Virginia, an American Experience" and "The Seasons of the Confederacy."
Extensive collection and well planned displays. Detailed enough for the history buff, but with educational games and questions that are interesting for older elementary or middle school aged children. Focuses a lot on Richmond and could benefit from expanding to include more information on other parts of Virginia, but overall well worth a visit for residents and out-of-town visitors.
Founded in 1847, Hollywood is one of the oldest cemeteries in Richmond. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General J.E.B. Stuart, Presidents
James Monroe and John Tyler, novelists James Branch Cabel and Ellen Glasgow, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers, 11,000 of them ...
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, who became famous dancing in movies with child star Shirley Temple, invented many new tap steps that
continue to influence dancers today. Richmond celebrates its native son with a statue of him dancing. The statue stands ...
The lush green expanse of Capitol Square is a favorite spot for locals to bring a picnic lunch. Rose bushes
cluster along the rails of bubbling, antique fountains—one has a diving board for squirrels! Statues of local historical figures ...