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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. Take a look at our Richmond itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Monument Avenue and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A really easy way to get to view these monuments to military generals. Parking in Richmond is mostly parallel style or non existent,so being able to drive by was nice. Go see them before they're gone.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Beautiful statues!!! There is a lot of controversy about Confederate statues but Richmond is steeped in "Southern culture"! I do not believe in the slavery movement in the past,but history is just tha...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    My desire to visit Monument Avenue was because of my interest in the Civil War. The statuary of Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis were particularly impressive. Considering the time of placement: Lee-1...  more »
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  • July 12, 2016
    Nice building and location

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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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