Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is among America’s oldest major cities. Patrick Henry, a U.S. Founding Father, famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death” at St. John's Church in 1775, leading to the Revolutionary War. The White House of the Confederacy, the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War, is now a museum in Court End, a neighborhood known for Federal-style mansions.
The Richmond region is a dynamic collaboration between the city of Richmond and four counties, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and New Kent. This partnership illustrates the creative impulses that course through the region. In a few short minutes, you can go from bustling downtown streets to rolling hills on farms or gorgeous trails in state parks, wineries or world-class shopping. With sports facilities, meeting space, restaurants, oh the restaurants, across the region, you're never far from something fun, and delicious, in the Richmond region. We've also got something of a budding craft beer scene, if you can consider over 15 breweries budding.
The city of Richmond combines big-city amenities with southern charm and ease. Traffic usually means it takes 10 minutes to get somewhere instead of five, which is good if you're trying to get to a reservation at a James Beard nominated restaurant, a gallery opening or a new exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The city is home to easy parking, restaurants that win raves from local fans and national media and some of the best street art in the entire country. Shop at fun boutiques and vintage shops or stroll through Carytown, the city of Richmond is ready to impress.