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Monument Avenue, Richmond

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#5 of 27 in Sightseeing in Richmond
Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Glorifying people who killed U.S. soldiers in order to ensure the perpetuation of slavery (that's in the CSA constitution) tells me that a lot of folks down here just didn't get it.  more »
  • Richmond has so much history to explore and this one is one of the best. I love driving down this area and looking at each monument. I know some might not like what happened between the north and sout...  more »
  • Take a drive down this famous avenue lined with monuments. This display is a terrific American History lesson - from Arthur Ashe to Robert E Lee - regardless of your politics, it is our history, and s...  more »
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  • 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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