Historically significant. Experientially diverse. Richmond is perhaps most noted for its rich history dating back to its founding in 1607. From Patrick Henry's 1775 "give me liberty or give me death" speech at St. John's Church to the Virginia State Capital building designed by Thomas Jefferson to the Edgar Allen Poe museum, Richmond is a treasured destination for history.
The city, however, does not just live in the past. It is a community of constant change, growth and depth. Visitors will find a robust, nationally-recognized food scene along with an emerging craft brewery, distillery and cider house contingent. Once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions can be seen at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Interactive experiences can be found at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Maymont, Science Museum of Virginia and the Children's Museum of Richmond. Outdoor adventures can be conquered on the James River on miles of bike trails and at any of the city's annual marathons. The work of both amateur and professional visual and performing arts talent can be found throughout the city's streets and in the many art galleries and performance venues.
Visitors also appreciate the simple things that can be found in Richmond. Like shopping in Carytown, strolling along Monument Avenue and immersive festivals that celebrate Richmond's diversity.