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Art Museum
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is known for its diverse permanent collection, which encompasses 5,000 years of creative work, and its large scu
Tours from €180
Hollywood Cemetery , Richmond
Two former presidents are buried in Hollywood Cemetery. The remains of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, are contained
Tours from €39
Washington Monument , Washington DC
Standing at a height of 170 m (555 ft), Washington Monument represents the world's tallest structure made entirely from stone. Constructed in
Tours from €46
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Duration: 3 hours
DC at sunset and night is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Experience the beauty yourself during this luxurious city highlights tour at dusk. As night falls in the capital, all of the famous monuments are lit up, casting a glimmering glow over the city and offering countless photo opportunities. You’ll begin the tour at the U.S. Navy Memorial then board the luxury bus to iconic attractions including the White House, the Korean War Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.Each building and monument features a special illumination at night. Hop off the bus and explore the memorials with your guide, taking advantage of multiple photo opportunities. The full shimmering skyline can be seen at the start and end of your tour, including views of the twinkling Tidal Basin and Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Washington DC, night tours don’t get much more magical than this!
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World heritage site · Garden
Monticello , Charlottesville
For an in-depth look at the private life of the third president of the United States, take a behind-the-scenes tour of Monticello. Jefferson
Colonial Williamsburg , Williamsburg
Step back in time to the days of the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War at Colonial Williamsburg. The interactive, living-history mus
Tours from €15

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The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history. Founded in 1737, it was the site of several significant events during the American Revolution, such as Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. Its tumultuous past also includes serving as the Confederacy's capital and playing host to several Civil War battles. As the northernmost city of the New South, the city reflects traditional Southern hospitality coupled with the international buzz of the Northeast Corridor. Much more than just a history buff's dream, Richmond has plenty of attractions to delight outdoorsy visitors too, boasting 40 municipal parks and the James River, with class IV rapids. Our United States driving holiday planner allows you to plan your trip to Richmond and a wealth of other destinations big and small.

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Where to stay in Richmond

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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