Guides

    • The Fan

      The Fan District is one of Richmond’s most well loved and dynamic neighborhoods. It is where many things come together in Richmond. The Neighborhood has a long and colorful history that has…

    • The Museum District

      The Museum District is a charming neighborhood made up of early 20th century houses with styles ranging from Victorian to Art Deco. The district is located west of the Boulevard,…

    • Near West End

      Richmond’s near west end is both convenient and serene. Early twentieth century homes featuring an array of architectural styles populate this vibrant area of Richmond. It is home to some…

    • Church Hill

      Church Hill is the oldest intact neighborhood in the city and contains the most antebellum structures in Richmond. Historic Church Hill is Richmond’s first historic district . The historic district…

    • Shockoe Bottom, Downtown

      Shockoe Bottom was the center of Richmond’s slave trade and played a pivotal role during the peak years of the nation’s interstate slave trade. Richmond’s slave trade industry was second only…

    • Windsor Farms

      Established by tobacconist T. C. Williams in 1926 this residential development on the western edge of the city was one of Richmond’s earliest planned suburbs. Laid out by planner and…

    • Manchester

      The complicated Manchester story began ahead of Richmond’s — in 1769 — with an industrial canal (still extant) to harness the James River for turning the wheels of mills. It…

    • Jackson Ward

      Jackson Ward is the Primary “downtown” neighborhood. Its location slightly north of Broad Street between Belvidere Street and 3ed Street and Marshall Street and I-95 give it the advantage of…

    • Ginter Park

      Major Lewis W. Ginter, wealthy Richmond industrialist and entrepreneur, conceived and planned Ginter Park in the late 19th century. Ginter, the founder of the American Tobacco Company, visited Melbourne, Australia…

    • Westover Hills / Forest Hill

      Holden Rhodes (born Canada, 1798-99, died Richmond, 1857) built his country estate, “Boscobel,” on a bluff above the south bank of the James River around 1836-1843. The house is constructed…

    • Byrd Park / The Carillon

      Addressing Richmond’s growing need for a safe water supply, engineer Wilfred Cutshaw developed the 60-acre New Reservoir Park in 1874 to surround an elevated lake. To lift water from the…

    • Midlothian

      Mid-Lothian, as the Chesterfield County area was once known, was a coal mining village – excavation stretched from about 1730 to 1923, with commercial mining reaching its peak in the…

    • Oregon Hill

      Oregon Hill Historic District is a fine 19th and early 20th-century working class neighborhood with architecture and streetscapes that illustrate how industrial workers lived. Located near the Tredegar Iron Works,…

    • Short Pump

      Short Pump is near the northwest corner of Henrico County and has its own exit off Interstate 64. It’s been a meeting place throughout its 200-year history. According to legend,…

    • Hanover County

      Prior to the arrival of English settlers, Hanover County was a hunting ground for the Pamunkey and Chickahominy Native American tribes. The area was settled by plantation owners and tobacco…