Any suggestion for a couple of hours tour in the city
I would see Hollywood Cemetary and if there was time, Monument Ave. Monument Ave could be seen in 45 minutes or so depending on traffic and how long you spend at each monument. Hollywood Cemetary could take from a couple hours to all day. It's huge but just depends on how much you want to see of it. Richmond Battlefield park is great too and you could do a quick tour in 2-3 hours.
We had heard the trolley tours were uncomfortable so we
asked the concierge to recommend a tour. We hired a lady
historian by the name of Gayle Spence and had a lovely
day or touring and wonderful conversation.
Shirley J and Bill M answered beautifully. The Civil War area on the James River walk was fantastic! Driving up and down Monument Avenue (or walking!) is beautiful. If it's still open visit Sally Bell's Kitchen on Grace Street for a sweet treat! Have fun!
Capitol Square can fill a couple of hours. State capitol is beautiful. Designed by Jefferson; was the capitol building for the Confederate States. Also on the property is the Governor's Mansion, home to every Virginia Governor since Madison. The Washington statute was intended as his final burial place, but his body was never moved from Mount Vernon. Old Bell Towel dates back to the Revolution. Many other statues and historic things to see. Across the street is historic St. Paul's Church, where Jefferson Davis was worshiping when he got word to evacuate Richmond. Lee also worshipped there. About a mile away is St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry gave his "liberty or death" speech.
Tredegar Iron works,War memorial,Holocaust museum,Hollywood cemetary,Va museum of fine arts,any of the James River walks...
If you're a Poe fan, there's the Poe Museum in Shockhoe Bottom area; James River Park;Tredegar Iron Works; Confederate White House; Holocaust Museum; Science Museum; Art Museum; or if you just want to shop for a couple of hours, recommend Carytown. If you do the latter, good places to eat like the Can Can (pricey), or a good Italian deli called Coppala's.
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