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Discover the many museums of Richmond

by Taylor Peterson

Oh, the Fourth of July. A great time to reflect on our nation’s history and figure out where we’d like to be next…
…or party all night long with BBQ and fireworks!

Luckily, Richmond has fun things for the history buff and party animal in us all. If you somehow miss our National BBQ Day and Independence Day rooftop party on July 4th from 5pm-11pm, Richmond has other festivities happening as well.

Richmond Flying Squirrels and Independence Day Celebration
Enjoy America’s favorite pastime while getting a front row seat to some of the best fireworks in town after the game.

Dogwood Dell Fireworks
This is one of my favorite spots to see fireworks in Richmond. Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy delicious meals from local food trucks while you wait to see the show.

Once the party’s over, pick from one of Richmond’s many history museums to learn something new.

Virginia Historical Society/ The Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Go see the great contributions Virginians made to the start of America! This extensive collection of artifacts and information is conveniently located in the Museum District of Richmond, so prepare to see museums and statues galore while you’re there.

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Located in Richmond’s historically black Jackson Ward neighborhood, this museum features several exhibits devoted to Black history and culture. The building itself even has rich historical roots of the successful and trailblazing African American Richmonders who helped build up their communities and neighborhood.

Virginia Holocaust Museum
Although we can’t do anything to change past atrocities, we can always learn from them to become better humans. The Virginia Holocaust Museum is a great destination to honor the memory of those affected, and reflect.

The Valentine Museum
While you’re in Richmond, you might as well learn about the rich, complex history that made us what we are today! We even offer complimentary tickets to this museum with select packages on our website.

 

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