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How to Spend 3 Days in Richmond

How to Spend 3 Days in Richmond

Three days in historic Richmond gives you enough time to tour the city’s most important historic sites, explore Civil War battlefields and antebellum plantations farther afield, and pursue your own interests—from art to food to family fun—in this city on the James River. Read on for tips on how to make the most of three days in Richmond.

Day 1: City Sightseeing

Get oriented this morning with a tour of Richmond’s landmarks, including the State Capitol, Monument Avenue, and St. John’s Church, by classic trolley car or Segway tour. Alternatively, hear stories of Richmond’s past on a walking or cycling tour through the historic city center, or head out on an app-guided scavenger hunt through town. Make your way this afternoon to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden—among the best botanical gardens in the country—to wander the 40-acre (16-hectare) grounds and have afternoon tea in the garden café. Finish off your day with drinks at Blue Bee Cider, Virginia’s first urban cidery.

Day 2: Explore Your Interests

Spend today following your own interests. Foodies can take a tasting tour of Church Hill or Carytown, while art lovers might take a walking tour of the Museum District or a street-art Segway tour. Other options include a day at Kings Dominion amusement park or a tour of Hollywood Cemetery, the serene final resting place of past presidents and fallen soldiers. In the evening, take a walk on Richmond’s paranormal side with an after-dark ghost tour to supposedly haunted neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill or Shockoe Bottom.

Day 3: Battlefields & Plantations

Start your day with a morning tour to one of the area’s many Civil War battlefields to learn more about Richmond’s key role as a capital of the Confederacy. Step back into the siege of 1864 at Petersburg National Battlefield Park, or learn about the soldiers who experienced it at the Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitor Center. Continue your historical explorations in the afternoon by visiting one or more of the area’s historic mansions and plantations. Tour President John Tyler’s home at Sherwood Forest, walk the grounds of Shirley Plantation (Virginia’s oldest), or learn about the secret passages and impressive gardens of Westover Plantation. For an active afternoon, take an electric-bike ride through the Virginia countryside along the Virginia Capital Trail to historic Berkeley Plantation.

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Blue Bee Cider 1-Hour Tour and Tasting

Blue Bee Cider 1-Hour Tour and Tasting

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Thanks to its historical location in a revitalized stables complex, Blue Bee Cider has more to offer its patrons than just a great drink. Discover the history of this Richmond hotspot with a guided tour of the cidery, and then taste what’s on tap in Virginia’s first urban cider distillery. Your guide answers any questions you have about the property, the brews, or Richmond life and culture during your tour.
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  • 1 hour
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$16.58
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The Carytown Food Tour in Richmond

The Carytown Food Tour in Richmond

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Discover Carytown’s food, history and culture on this walking tour near Richmond, Virginia. Try food tastings from five or six local restaurants, cafes and shops. Visit East Coast Provisions, Xtra's Cafe, Don't Look Back, Virginia Diner Shoppe and Carytown Cupcakes. Along the way, sample local seafood, world-famous tacos, popular Virginia peanuts and learn about the Mile of Style’s colorful history.
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  • 3 hours
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$65.00
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Richmond Landmark Segway Tour

Richmond Landmark Segway Tour

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Cover more Richmond sights in less time with a Richmond Segway tour. This tour lets you glide around Virginia’s capital city with ease, taking you to top sights like the Canal Walk, Old City Hall, and St. Paul’s Church, all while filling you in facts and stories from Richmond history. Choose from multiple tour durations and departure times to find a tour that fits your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.11
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Richmond's Street Art Segway Tour

Richmond's Street Art Segway Tour

Richmond is well-known for its history, but its modern street art scene is just as deep. This Segway tour takes you to murals created with the Richmond Mural Project, which painted 100 murals around the city. It’s a great way to learn about modern Richmond culture while celebrating the city’s past.
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  • 2 hours
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Hollywood Cemetery Segway Tour in Richmond

Hollywood Cemetery Segway Tour in Richmond

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One of the most-visited cemeteries in the country, the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond has a lot to see. This Segway tour lets you glide through the huge cemetery with ease so that you can make it to the gravestones you most want to pay homage to, including those of past presidents and fallen soldiers. Plus, you get unbeatable views of the city and the James River as along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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Electric Bike Tour to Historical Berkeley Plantation with Lunch

Electric Bike Tour to Historical Berkeley Plantation with Lunch

This 28-mile (45 kilometer) ride from Richmond to the Berkeley Plantation flies by thanks to an electric bike assist and an entertaining guide. Ride through the Virginia countryside with ease on the car-free Virginia Capital Trail, and then tour the historical Berkeley Plantation when you arrive for a chance to learn about early life in Virginia.
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  • 4 hours
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