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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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  • This historical site is not easy to visit. The statues are far from downtown, and they are not close together. There are no footpaths on the grassy island connecting them. Some are in the center of bu...  more »
  • When I grew up, I thought every city had a Monument Avenue with beautiful monuments and there probably are some others, but I believe Richmond’s Monument Avenue is a must see when coming to Richmond. ...  more »
  • If you want to be on the front edge of where the lost cause, slavery, and racial equality come together then Monument Avenue is the place to see. Yes, there are protests and rallies, the dead generals...  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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