Thursday, March 30, 2017

Some history in Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is approximately 98 miles south of Washington, DC.  In 2015 the population was estimated to be 220,289. The history of Richmond dates to the early 17th century, and is crucial to the development of the colony of Virginia, the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War. (Information per Wikipedia).

We stopped at the Walmart at Glen Allan, a northern suburb, and parked the motorhome and took the jeep downtown. I had called the manager ahead of time for approval.  It would have been a nightmare taking the motorhome to some of the places.

The first place we went was the Virginia Holocaust Museum. It is free will donation, two floors of displays. They give you a booklet to follow through the displays when you come in. There is a movie and throughout the displays are areas where survivors are talking on screen. It is very interesting.

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We stopped at the Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center which houses a medical museum. There is a movie and a couple of rooms of displays.  

Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitor Center at the Historic Tredegar Civil War Center. They are in two separate buildings. It is free to go into the National Park Service building. At the Tredegar Civil War Center, there is an entrance fee. Both were only open until 5:00, and we got about 4:00, so we went with the National Park Service self tour.  

On the way back to Walmart, we saw part of Monument Avenue. There are beautiful architectural buildings in the area.

For more pictures of Richmond, please click here.

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