Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Statue, Richmond.
This iconic statue of tap dancing legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson is centrally located in Richmond's Jackson Ward community. Adored by dancers and dance fans still today, Bojangles is a Richmond son, memorialized for his talent and generosity—he purchased the stoplight at the statue's intersection to improve neighborhood safety for local children.
The Byrd Theatre, Richmond.
Richmond's landmark movie palace, built in 1928, anchors Carytown and is a must-see destination for locals and visitors. Showing second-run movies for a mere $1.99, this stunning vintage theater is quirky and fun. Every Saturday night the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ rises up—complete with disco ball—to play campy tunes and set the stage for a great evening.
Just like the name says, you can enjoy true Southern comfort food in downtown Richmond at Comfort restaurant. Menu mainstays include meatloaf, fried green tomatoes, and the "veggie plate" complete with mac and cheese, squash casserole and greens. Don't miss the to-die-for banana pudding crème brulee.
Main Street Station, Richmond.
Drivers along I-95 often comment on the beautiful clock tower they zip past and wonder what it is. It's a mystery no longer. Main Street Station has been restored to its original splendor and reopened as Richmond's downtown Amtrak station. Arrive by train or just stop in for a peek. This landmark is a stunner.
Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond.
The ever mysterious and dark Edgar Allan Poe's legacy lives on at the Poe Museum. Located on Main Street in one of downtown's oldest stone buildings, the museum is home to the world's finest collections of Poe manuscripts, memorabilia, first editions and personal belongings. In the warmer months enjoy a creepy evening in the garden at the monthly Unhappy Hour.
Historic Tredegar, Richmond.
Some of the most interesting American Civil War era architecture, buildings and cannons reside at Historic Tredegar alongside the James River. Home to both the American Civil War Center and the Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor Center, Tredegar is THE place to begin exploring the Civil War—whether you're a buff or you're just into climbing cannons.
Richmond Trolley Tour, Richmond.
What's old is new again in Richmond. Trolleys have come back to the Richmond Region, where the nation's first electric trolley lines were established in 1888. Today these vintages trolleys provide daily historic tours and seasonal themed tours. Let the good times roll.