Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United
States. It is situated on the James River in the central part of the state
and is famous for its indispensable role in the American Civil War.
Richmond served as the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War and
was the scene of several battles during a period of five years when the
Civil War was at its peak. Richmond was burnt to ground by the retreating
Confederate Army, thus destroying most of its architectural and historical
buildings. The remaining ones and the ones that were reconstructed today
tell a beautiful story of that bygone era and all that the city has braved
Things to do in Richmond
Church Hill Historic District
The Church Hill Historic District is the closest a visitor can come to
understand what Richmond used to look like before the Civil War. This
district is home to about 70 antebellum houses and a mid-18th
century church called St. John's Episcopal Church, the latter is famous as
the place where US patriot Patrick Henry had delivered his famous speech
entitled ‘Give me liberty or give me death against the British. Another
attraction here is the Old Stone House. It is the oldest building in the
city and was built in 1737 AD. It houses the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, which
is dedicated to the eminent poet and author Edgar Allan Poe and contains
his original manuscripts and personal items.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features a remarkable collection of early
20th-century European artworks by noted artists like Matisse and Picasso.
Another attraction here is the Fischer Collection of Modernist works that
features many classic works of German Expressionism. Also, of note here are
collections of Fabergé jewelled works, and several remarkable artworks of
Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modern and Contemporary American style.
Once purchased by a billionaire couple and subsequently donated to the city
of Jacksonville, the Maymont Park is one of the most beautiful urban parks
in the US. The park is best known for its Italian gardens and a Japanese
tea garden, while it also includes a selective range of harmless wildlife.
The park features a mansion that is built as a museum to depict the
luxurious lifestyle of late 19th century.
Best Time to Visit Richmond
The best time to book flights from Boston to Richmond is during late
spring, between May to early June, and late summer and autumn season,
between late September & November. The weather during these months is
pleasant. Book your Richmond flights in advance to enjoy savings.