A Day trip to Richmond
Virginia State Capitol
Virginia Holocaust Museum
Riverfront Canal walk
On a weekday we went to visit Richmond. This is one hour from Charlottesville, Virginia. We started in the morning to see Richmond, Virginia attractions. First we stopped in the Historical landmark the "Virginia State Capitol", later we had our lunch from “belle” locally sourced French-American Industrial-chic bar/eatery. Later we also went Virginia Holocaust Museum and riverfront canal place to enjoy rest of the evening
Virginia State Capitol:
Grand colonial-style structure built in 1785 housing the nation’s oldest legislative body. The Virginia State Capitol is the seat of state government of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in Richmond, the third capital city of the U.S. state of Virginia. It houses the oldest elected legislative body in North America, the Virginia General Assembly, first established as the House of Burgesses in 1619. Amazing Capitol. Awesome architecture and lots of history. The people who give the tours are very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Me and my family absolutely loved the Virginia State Capitol Building and would definitely go back to this state of the art building.
Virginia Holocaust Museum:
Address: 2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223
Admission fee: The Virginia Holocaust Museum is always free and open to the public.
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am–5:00pm
The Virginia Holocaust Museum has grown steadily since 2003. The Virginia Holocaust Museum preserves and documents the Holocaust in exhibits and its archival collections. Through the permanent exhibit, educational programming, and outreach, the museum employs the history of the Holocaust and other genocides to educate and inspire future generations of Virginians to fight prejudice and indifference.
You will also find a patricia museum shop offering a wide selection of books related to holocaust and genocides.Just spent a very educational and sobering afternoon in this museum. I knew many of the facts as I am originally English but the exhibits here seriously brought the holocaust and its stories to life. A great reminder of why we must never let this happen again. Well worth the visit!
Children (5 - 12 years old): $6
Children 4 and under: FREE
Seniors (65 years and up): $6
The Canal Walk has been a staple of Richmond for decades, entertaining visitors and residents alike. Located along downtown’s riverfront, the Canal Walk stretches 1.25 miles along the James River and Kanawha and Haxall Canals, and has access points at nearly every block between 5th and 17th Streets. Here they offer Riverfront Canal Cruises hourly historic tours for 40-minute. You will found historically-narrated boat tours of the James River and Kanawha Canal
Hours of Operation: Fridays – Sundays, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. (last boat leaves at 7:00 p.m.)
We enjoyed the day trip in Richmond