- Our list of the best things to do in Richmond, Virginia, features the top 111 nearby activities — including 49 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Richmond, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 32 things to do within the city of Richmond, VA , followed by 79 popular activities in nearby cities, including Midlothian, Petersburg, Glen Allen, Hopewell, Mechanicsville, Virginia and Charles City
One of the most comprehensive art museums in the United States is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. There are roughly four full acres of gallery space and a 13-acre sculpture garden while guests can follow walking tours that are included with the price of admission.
Several attractions are held in the single site known as Maymont. The original Maymont mansion is open for viewing with period furnishings, and the attraction also features extensive gardens, a children's farm, and a wildlife center.
Visitors of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden can learn about new plants, relax in the setting, go for a walk, or take gardening classes. The institution also have special programming for kids in the form of the Children's Garden with educational programs and crafts.
Designed by Thomas Jefferson and Charles-Louis Clerisseau, the Virginia Capitol Building serves as the oldest continously operating legislature in the Western Hemisphere. The site is open to visitors every day of the week with guided tours running Monday through Saturday.
On a hill overlooking the James River is the Hollywood Cemetery. Walking tours occur on a daily basis throughout the year and focus on the history of the cemetery as well as the famous people who are buried there.
Encompassing the entire history of the state of Virginia, the 180-year-old Virginia Historical Society houses a wide collection of books, sheet music, maps, and personal items to illustrate the story of Virginia's past and present.
Virginia War Memorial offers both general and self-guided tours of the Memorial. Visitors can casually view the artifacts, watch films and pay tribute in the Shrine of Memory using the Visitors Guide located in the Grand Lobby.
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Visitors to the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site can take free guided tours of an exhibit hall and her preserved home. The entire site including neighbor's homes covers about a quarter of a city block.
The architecture and landscaping of Monument Avenue encourages many visitors and locals to take a stroll or a drive. The landmark boulevard memorializes Virginia natives like Robert E. Less and hosts several annual events such as the Monument Avenue 10K Race and Easter on Parade.