Mending Walls-Together We Rise mural, Richmond

Mending Walls-Together We Rise mural, Richmond; credit Richmond Region Tourism

Richmond

Richmond was the Birthplace of Black Entrepreneurism. Today, it’s re-imagining that Historic Black district next to downtown with mixed results. The challenge here, like many cities, is how to manage gentrification.



History
The city had a large free Black population before the Civil War

Cultural Sites
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center is a great starting place to visit

Restaurants & Nightclubs
Croakers Spot has a legacy of great Soul Food in the city

More Culinary Venues
Another take on Richmond eats by Cuisine Noir

Shopping on Broad Street, Richmond General Attractions

Shopping on Broad Street; (c) Richmond Regional Tourism

Shops & Galleries
Visit ArtSpace, Elegba Folklore Society, and the Black History Museum Gift Shop

General Attractions
Shockoe Bottom, a rejuvenated cobblestone-paved restaurant & nightlife district

Family Attractions
Kings Dominion never goes out of style for family fun

Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts includes African, Asian, Byzantine & European art

Greetings from the Shockoe Atelier

Greetings from the Shockoe Atelier, Richmond; (c) Virginia Tourism

Truth About “The Help”
Maymont Mansion was deeper than “The Help” movie featuring Octavia Spencer & Viola Davis

Heritage Sites
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist was organized by the great orator, pastor & former slave, John Jasper

Battle of New Market Heights
14 U.S. Colored Troop regiments won a strategic Civil War battle in 1864 outside the city

Trivia & Famous Residents
L. Douglas Wilder was First Black Governor after the Reconstruction Era

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