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Monument Avenue, Richmond

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Walk down Monument Avenue to see monuments from the Southern movement of the Civil War, as well as a hometown sports hero. Make your way down the tree-lined boulevard, where you will find monuments memorializing Virginian Confederate participants from the Civil War, as well as historical homes and churches. See monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, J.E.B. Stuart, Matthew Fontaine Maury, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as you make your way down the street. You will also find a monument to Arthur Ashe, an international tennis star from the town. Throughout the year this area hosts a variety of events, like annual races or Confederate holiday celebrations where people gather along the avenue in military costumes. Find out how to plan Richmond trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Monument Avenue is beautiful! Every time I pass through, I am reminded that life has seasons. From Robert E. Lee to Arthur Ashe; the Avenue synthesizes the history of Richmond. A good place to take a ...  more »
  • Beautiful display of architecture with stunning monuments to Confederate Generals. a real part of history which we took the trouble to see before they get removed which could happen at any time. Im a ...  more »
  • Monument Ave. is a great historic avenue for runners or spectators when the Monument 10k is in town. It also is great for the Easter parade and other events, or just a stroll down a historic avenue.  more »
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Richmond boasts a wide array of accommodations, including inns and national chain hotels. Those who want to take full advantage of the city's rich historical heritage should consider staying in the Northside area, home to a number of historic districts, or near the Boulevard, where you can find most of the city's museums. There are a number of apartment vacation rentals available in residential areas of the city; neighborhoods close to Virginia Commonwealth University are generally a safe bet for those wanting to take advantage of lively eateries, quirky stores, and bars.
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