11 Things You Must Do in Richmond, VA

By Heidi

As one of the oldest cities in the nation, Richmond, Virginia is full of historical sites and cultural hubs. From the history buff to the fine arts lover, this timeless city features something for every taste. To help you make the most of your trip, here are 11 things you must do in Richmond, VA.

1. Visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

From ancient art to a rare book collection, this museum has it all. Admission to the permanent galleries is free to visitors and tickets to special exhibits can be purchased for a fee. This museum is best known as the home of five Faberge eggs, but is also noted for their large and varied collection of art.

2. Tour Maymont.

The Maymont is a 100-acre Victorian estate that has become a top destination for tourists. Featuring Japanese gardens, a petting zoo and an impressive 33 rooms, this mansion offers something for everyone. Best of all, this museum is only 15 minutes from the downtown area with some of the best hotels in Richmond.

3. Explore the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

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