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Monument Avenue, Richmond

#9 of 133 in Things to do in Richmond
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Walk down Monument Avenue to see monuments from the Southern movement of the Civil War, as well as a hometown sports hero. Make your way down the tree-lined boulevard, where you will find monuments memorializing Virginian Confederate participants from the Civil War, as well as historical homes and churches. See monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, J.E.B. Stuart, Matthew Fontaine Maury, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as you make your way down the street. You will also find a monument to Arthur Ashe, an international tennis star from the town. Throughout the year this area hosts a variety of events, like annual races or Confederate holiday celebrations where people gather along the avenue in military costumes. Find out how to plan Richmond trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • The whole Monument Ave is a nice walk or drive, a bunch of pretty houses, and some cool monuments, if that's your thing. Not really mine. Much pretty in spring or fall, when the trees are full & blooming
  • The most beautiful street in Richmond. Home to the man who should never be forgotten.

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