Ideal duration: 2-3 days
Best Time: May to June and September to October Read More
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Richmond city is a mix of art and culture embedded in the network of rivers and hills. While the James river is the heart and soul of the city, hiking and climbing adventures of Forest Hill Park are not to be missed. The historic capital of Virginia is no doubt dotted with a plethora of antique sites from before the Civil War which makes it the ideal destination for history buffs too.
The city is also a rich cultural hub and fosters many art museums and studios exhibiting artistic heirlooms from around the globe. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts boasts an excellent collection of artworks of antique Art Deco and Art Nouveau as well as modern and contemporary styles. Virginia Museum of History and Culture vividly illustrates the natural and cultural history of the State exhibiting more than 500 artifacts.
The City was pivotal to the political and industrial scenario during the Civil War and was repeatedly struck by the colonial forces to gain control. This made several sites in the city, over the century, monumental to National history. Maymont museum, Church Hill Historic District, and Virginia State Capitol are some of the most visited tourist attractions around town. American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar is another interesting Civil war history Museum that exhibits artifacts from the ruins of the Tredegar Ironworks.