Richmond, Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck

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  • 1. American Civil War Center

    Library/Archive

    This museum weaves the stories of the Union, Confederate, and African-American experiences during the Civil War into a national context. The...Read More

  • 2. Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives

    Library/Archive

    This repository contains articles and documents related to the Richmond and Southern Jewish experience, including the records of two congregations. ...Read More

  • 3. Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

    Library/Archive

    The goal of this museum in the Jackson Ward is to gather visual, oral, and written records and artifacts that commemorate the lives and...Read More

  • 4. Chatham Manor

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Now part of the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Military Park, Chatham was built between 1768 and 1771 by William Fitzhugh, a plantation...Read More

  • 5. Children's Museum of Richmond

    Museum/Gallery

    A welcoming, hands-on complex for children and families, the museum is a place to climb, explore, experiment, and play. The museum is divided...Read More

  • 6. Chimborazo Medical Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This was once the Confederacy's largest and best-equipped hospital. Chimborazo opened in 1861 and treated more than 76,000 Confederate soldiers...Read More

  • 7. Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Richmond's oldest residence, the Old Stone House in Shockoe Bottom, just west of Church Hill Historic District, now holds a museum honoring...Read More

  • 8. Gari Melchers Home and Studio

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The last owner of this 1790s Georgian-style house was American artist Gari Melchers, who chaired the Smithsonian Commission to establish the...Read More

  • 9. Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

    Historic District | Museum/Gallery

    Offering a close-up view of 18th- and 19th-century medical instruments and procedures, the apothecary was established in 1761, and demonstrates...Read More

  • 10. James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

    Historic District | Library/Archive

    This tiny one-story building—on the site where Monroe, who became the fifth president of the United States, practiced law from 1787 to 1789...Read More

  • 11. Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

    Library/Archive

    After leaving Reedville on Route 360, turn left on Route 200 and drive 13 mi to Kilmarnock. Turn right on Route 3 and drive to the little town...Read More

  • 12. Museum and White House of the Confederacy

    House/Mansion/Villa

    These two buildings provide a look at a crucial period in the nation's history. The museum (a good place to start) has elaborate permanent...Read More

  • 13. Pamplin Historical Park

    Museum/Gallery

    On April 2, 1865, in what is now Pamplin Historical Park, Union troops successfully attacked General Robert E. Lee's formerly impenetrable defense...Read More

  • 14. Reedville Fishermen's Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Housed in a restored fisherman's home and a larger building is this educational and activity-oriented museum. Permanent and rotating exhibits...Read More

  • 15. Science Museum of Virginia

    Museum/Gallery

    Aerospace, astronomy, electricity, physical sciences, computers, crystals, telecommunications, and the Foucault pendulum are among the subjects...Read More

  • 16. University of Mary Washington Galleries

    Historic District | Educational Institution

    On campus are two art galleries. The Ridderhof Martin Gallery hosts art exhibitions from various cultures and historical periods. The duPont...Read More

  • 17. Valentine Richmond History Center

    House/Mansion/Villa

    For more than 100 years, the Valentine Richmond History Center, established in 1898, has celebrated one of America's most historic cities. It...Read More

  • 18. Virginia Historical Society Museum of Virginia History

    Museum/Gallery

    A visitor-friendly museum mounts regularly changing exhibits and has permanent exhibitions that include an 800-piece collection of Confederate...Read More

  • 19. Virginia Holocaust Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The city's most poignant museum is housed in the former Climax Warehouse, which stored tobacco in Richmond's Shockoe Bottom. In keeping with...Read More

  • 20. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    Museum/Gallery

    After a $150 million expansion, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has doubled its exhibition space, added a casual bistro and fine dining restaurant...Read More

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