Arts & Cultural
Richmond Ballet Center for Dance
The Richmond Ballet was founded in 1957, and their mission is to awaken and uplift the human spirit. This well-respected company also hosts top national tours.
The best in live music, featuring the world-class Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Pops, and more.
Virginia Museum of Fine Art
This outstanding museum has works spanning 6,000 years, with a significant permanent collection, touring exhibits, to name a few.
Points of Interest
The American Civil War Center
Here visitors can learn about the Civil War from the perspective of the Union, the Confederacy, and the African-American people of the time. Housed in a restored gun foundry on the banks of the James River.
Built in 1928 a grand movie palace, it's both a state and national historic landmark. And just as in the early days, you can catch a Saturday night performance of the enormous mighty Wurlitzer organ prior to the movie.
The Historic Area is meant to be an interpretation of a Colonial American city, with exhibits, including dozens of authentic or accurately recreated colonial houses and relating to American Revolutionary War history. It sits on 301 acres.
The fan-shaped street pattern encompasses historic West Franklin Street, Monument Avenue, Grace Street, and Boulevard Districts. It is the largest intact Victorian community in the United States and covers over 100 city blocks.
It represented the strongest point on the Confederate line of defenses. Robert E. Lee personally organized a major effort to recapture the fort after it was lost.
James River Cellars Winery
Family owned and operated winery, offering award-winning wines from Virginia grown grapes. Tasting is available seven days a week.
Metro Richmond Zoo
More than 600 animals are displayed in spacious, naturalistic exhibits. See giraffe, zebra, gazelles, kangaroos, and more.
Museum of the Confederacy
A fascinating collection of military, political and domestic artifacts and art associated with the Confederacy.
Pocahontas State Park
Just 20 miles from downtown Richmond, Pocahontas offers boating, picnicking, camping, hiking and a wide range of environmental education programs.
The museum explores the life and career of Edgar Allan Poe by documenting his accomplishments with photographs, relics, and verse. It focuses on his life here in Richmond.
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Make this your first stop on your tour of Civil War battlefields in the Richmond Area. Maps to more than 30 preserved battlefields and exhibits, plus a film presentation.
Science Museum of Virginia
This interesting venue features hands-on exhibit, IMAX theater, science demonstrations and live theater, all within a historic, renovated train station.
Long before Miss Scarlett and Tara, there were real-life houses that made gracious living an art. After 11 generations, the family continues to operate this lovely plantation set on the bank of the James River.
Variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and food stores in a nine block shopping area.
Short Pump Town Center
A two-level, open-air retail center composed of over 100 upscale stores and full-service restaurants.
Virginia Center Commons
Need a new tie for a meeting or new jeans for a hike? This mall has tons of stores for you to shop.
Sports & Entertainment
Have fun and even win big here at Virginia's famous horse racetrack, conveniently located halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg.
The Crossings Golf Club
The property offers 18 holes of natural beauty and is the only golf course in America with seven holes set upon the Shenandoah River, providing over three miles of unobstructed river vistas.
Recently voted Virginia's most exciting theme park, it's 400 acres of ultimate entertainment for the entire family. It has the most hair-raising rides and the wettest water park around.
Richmond International Raceway
Nascar and Indy Racing along with the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
River District Canal Walk & Cruises
Enjoy a stroll along Richmond's Historic Canal Walk. Or a fun, 40-minute, historically narrated tour of the James River and Kanawha Canal, in a comfortable covered boat.
- Henrico Doctors Hospital
- Saint Mary's Hospital
- St. John's Episcopal Church
- Strayer University
- University of Richmond
- Virginia Commonwealth University VA Hospital
- Washington D.C.