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City Guide: Richmond, Virginia 

Speaks for Itself

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If we told you exactly what makes the Richmond Region awesome, we’d be selling it short. This destination speaks for itself—from its passionate community members and roaring whitewater rapids to spirited festivals, live music, and much more. Located at the crossroads of American Heritage, the Richmond Region offers rich culture, incredible food, and deep historic roots. Experience it all and find out how it speaks to you. 

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HISTORIC ST. JOHN’S CHURCH PARK 

A colonial reenactor bows his head in front of a church

This 158-acre attraction features the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection in the Midwest, indoor and outdoor gardens, the largest tropical conservatory in the state, nature trails, a guided tram, and more.

2401 East Broad St. | (804) 648-5015 | historicstjohnschurch.org 

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

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The American Civil War Museum explores the war and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians. A major new exhibit, “The Impending Crisis,” opened this spring.

480 Tredegar St. | (804) 649-1861 | acwm.org

BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER OF VIRGINIA

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The BHMVA celebrates the rich history, heritage, and accomplishments of African Americans in Virginia. The museum has a large collection of artifacts, photographs, books, music, and art, and it hosts traveling exhibitions throughout the year

122 West Leigh St. | (804) 780-9093 | blackhistorymuseum.org

VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

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The collection at VMFA includes more than 50,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Visit 365 days a year to see 21st-century art, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Fabergé eggs, and blockbuster traveling exhibitions. Free general admission. 

200 North Arthur Ashe Blvd. | (804) 340-1400 | vmfa.museum

LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN

a botanical garden with a domed building in the background

Explore more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining, shopping, and a stunning conservatory. Millions of lights shine on the gardens and twinkle in trees for the annual Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights during the holidays. 

1800 Lakeside Ave. | (804) 262-9887 | lewisginter.org

KEYSTONE TRUCK & TRACTOR MUSEUM 

It’s a cool, combustive, and exhilarating walk down memory lane. The world’s largest tractor museum highlights the last century of agricultural heritage with 125,000 square feet of antique tractors, trucks, farm equipment, classic cars, and more. 

880 West Roslyn Rd.  | (804) 524-0020  | keystonetractorworks.com

KINGS DOMINION & SOAK CITY

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Fun and thrills await your group with more than 60 rides and shows at Virginia’s ultimate theme park. Affordable catered events are available with options to meet any budget, including a private picnic area, all-you-can-eat meals, and discounted tickets. 

16000 Theme Park Way | (804) 876-5000 | kingsdominion.com

HENRICUS HISTORICAL PARK

17th century reenactors marching and drumming

This living history museum overlooking the James River recreates 17th-century life in the second successful English settlement in North America and in the Virginia Indian site of Arrohateck. The attraction also boasts rich Revolutionary War and Civil War history. 

251 Henricus Park Rd. | (804) 748-1613  | henricus.org

NEW KENT WINERIES

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From their picturesque settings to their award-winning wines, the four wineries in New Kent County are ideal destinations for a wine tasting tour or relaxing afternoon in the countryside. Live music and other events are scheduled throughout the year. 

Various locations  | visitnewkent.com/wineries


For Planning Advice

CONTACT:
Toni Bastian
Group Tour Manager 
Richmond Region Tourism 
401 N. Third St. Richmond, VA 23219 
(804) 782-2777 
tbastian@visitrichmondva.com 
visitrichmondva.com/groups

Ask about the Tour Operator Incentive! 

Must-Knows for Drivers

Free downtown parking arrangements made by Visit Richmond.

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