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Our LINCOLN Weekend in Richmond

Created by: Casey

The new movie, LINCOLN, was shot in Richmond and Petersburg. Let's see as much as we can of Richmond - the filming locations and even where cast and crew ate - and add in other fun, like the VMFA.

Day 1

  • Museum and White House of the Confederacy

    Museum and White House of the Confederacy
    Address:
    Museum of the Confederacy, 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 649-1861
    Website:
    www.moc.org

    Come face to face with history at The Museum of the Confederacy, the leading center for the study of the Confederacy in the American Civil War! A private non-profit educational & preservation organization, the Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of artifacts, manuscripts & images associated with the domestic, military & political life during the period of the Confederacy. Exhibits feature the personal effects of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and other Confederate figures of the Civil War. Take a guided tour of the White House of the Confederacy, home to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family throughout the war. The mansion contains over half the furnishings that were here with the Davis family. Find unique Civil War items at the Museum's Haversack Store. Please call for information on hours.

  • Knickknackery: Curiosities from the Museum's Vaults

    Knickknackery: Curiosities from the Museum's Vaults
    Schedule:
    01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

    Address:
    Museum of the Confederacy, 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 649-1861
    Website:
    www.moc.org

    The Museum of the Confederacy’s collections are rich with objects that are visually interesting, have unique stories associated with them, or are just plain quirky. For years these objects, while fascinating on their own, have not fit into the Museum’s larger exhibitions. When assembled together however, these “curiosities” give an extraordinary view into the process of museum collecting and the unexpected surprises that can come from it. Featured artifacts include a hoof from the horse of Turner Ashby, jewelry fashioned from human hair, body armor, a letter from Pope Pius IX to Jefferson Davis, and numerous items struck by bullets.

  • The War Comes Home

    The War Comes Home
    Schedule:
    01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

    Address:
    1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 649-1861
    Website:
    www.moc.org

    How did the war affect the southern people? How did it alter daily life and accustomed roles and responsibilities? How did people cope with shortages caused by the federal naval blockade, the erosion of slavery, and the destruction of property? How did families and communities cope with death on an unprecedented scale? “The War Comes Home” will address these and other questions. The exhibit will feature such popular objects as wartime “ersatz,” or substitute items, slave-made textiles and baskets, mourning dresses and jewelry, smuggling dolls, and documents and possessions of women who worked in Confederate hospitals and in the Treasury Departments.

  • Fresca on Addison

    Fresca on Addison
    Address:
    22 S. Addison St., Richmond, VA, 23220

    Phone:
    (804) 359-8638
    Website:
    www.frescaonaddison.com

    At Fresca we’re serving awesome pizzas from our stone oven, sandwiches, hearty soups, delicious entrees, fresh salads, and homemade vegan cupcakes. And great (illy) coffee. We’re driven by a desire to shun the foods that the big producers want us to buy. We’re focusing on local – organic – fresh – healthy – and darn tasty. Almost everything we serve is available as a vegan dish and most can be made Gluten-Free. We avoid processed foods, colorants, additives, corn syrup, and anything that isn't awesome. Our pitas are made to order and our pizzas are so good they rival any in town. We have a little market area with some specialty ingredients for sale that we use ourselves. We also have wine and beer! We are family owned and operated so come on over and say Hi!

  • Maymont

    Maymont
    Address:
    2201 Shields Lake Drive, Visitor Center Entrance, Richmond, VA, 23220

    Phone:
    (804) 358-7166
    Website:
    www.maymont.org

    Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley, who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or watching river otters play, there is something for everyone to enjoy. A first visit to Maymont is best started at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center—Maymont's front door—but a history lover will soon find a path to the 1893 Maymont Mansion, while a plant lover will find the elaborate Japanese and Italian gardens. And animal lovers will delight in the Nature Center, Wildlife Exhibits and Children's Farm. Maymont Mansion open Tues-Sun, 12-5pm. Nature Center open Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. Grounds open daily.

  • Berkeley Hotel, The

    Berkeley Hotel, The
    Address:
    Berkeley Hotel, 1200 East Cary St., Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 780-1300
    Website:
    www.berkeleyhotel.com

    This boutique hotel, rated Four-Diamond by AAA, delivers superior service to each of it’s 55 elegantly appointed guest rooms. Amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, European-Style Turndown, complimentary morning newspaper, in-room voice mail, fitness facilities and same-day laundry and dry cleaning services. The coveted Governor's Suite on the top level is the epitome of individualized service. Meeting facilities available, for groups of 5 to 100. Located in Downtown Richmond in Historic Shockoe Slip which features many restaurants and unique shops. Enjoy a walk on the new 1.25 mile Canal Walk that is about 2 blocks away.

  • Bistro Bobette

    Bistro Bobette
    Address:
    1209 East Cary St., Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 225-9116
    Website:
    www.bistrobobette.com

    Bistro Bobette is an authentic French bistro serving provencal food in Richmond's historic Shockoe Slip. Our atmosphere is chic and casual and we strive to provide our guests with the utmost care in our professional service.  We utilize local ingredients that Virginia has to offer, and focus on using as many organic ingredients as possible.


    Our menu includes many French tarts, soups, charcuterie, tartare, terrines, salads, fish, and meats.  All desserts are homemade.


     

Day 2

  • Berkeley Hotel, The

    Berkeley Hotel, The
    Address:
    Berkeley Hotel, 1200 East Cary St., Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 780-1300
    Website:
    www.berkeleyhotel.com

    This boutique hotel, rated Four-Diamond by AAA, delivers superior service to each of it’s 55 elegantly appointed guest rooms. Amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, European-Style Turndown, complimentary morning newspaper, in-room voice mail, fitness facilities and same-day laundry and dry cleaning services. The coveted Governor's Suite on the top level is the epitome of individualized service. Meeting facilities available, for groups of 5 to 100. Located in Downtown Richmond in Historic Shockoe Slip which features many restaurants and unique shops. Enjoy a walk on the new 1.25 mile Canal Walk that is about 2 blocks away.

  • Virginia State Capitol

    Virginia State Capitol
    Address:
    Bank and 10th Streets, Capitol Square, Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 698-1788
    Website:
    legis.state.va.us/1_vis_guide/gen_tour_info.html

    The Capitol was designed by Thomas Jefferson and first occupied in 1788 by Virginia's General Assembly, America's oldest English-speaking legislature. During the Civil War, the Confederate Congress also met here.


    The east (House) and west (Senate) wings were added between 1904-1906. The Capitol has reopened after a $104.5 million restoration and expansion project. Free one-hour guided tours are offered daily, including some holidays. Visitors also may tour on their own. Impressive interior designs and colors from 1910 have been replicated in the Rotunda, House and Senate chambers.


    New visitor amenities include a gift shop (Mon-Sat), cafe (Mon-Fri) and exhibit gallery. The Capitol Square grounds have been re-landscaped. Individuals, families, school and tour groups are welcome. Reservations are needed for groups of 10 or more.

  • Virginia War Memorial

    Virginia War Memorial
    Address:
    621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond, VA, 23220

    Phone:
    (804) 786-2060
    Website:
    www.vawarmemorial.org

    Situated on nearly four acres overlooking downtown Richmond and the James River, the Virginia War Memorial is a soaring tribute to the service and sacrifice of Virginia veterans and citizens in time of war. The Memorial honors all veterans and particularly those nearly 12,000 Virginians killed in World War II, Korea, Vietnam,the Persian Gulf, and the Global War on Terror. The Memorial features the inspiring Shrine of Memory, with the names of Virginia veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice engraved on its stone and glass walls; the majestic statue Memory; the E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater; and the Paul and Phyllis Galanti Educational Center, which includes military and historical exhibits and two theaters showing the award-winning virtual reality film, Into Battle, and the Virginians at War video series. Free admission and free parking. Memorial Store gift shop open daily.

  • Amuse Restaurant

    Amuse Restaurant
    Address:
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA, 23220

    Phone:
    (804) 340-1400
    Website:
    www.vmfa.museum

    Amuse Restaurant is a lively, contemporary fine dining restaurant at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. An innovative menu featuring regionally sourced Virginia products is served daily. Amuse also offers seating on a beautiful covered terrace overlooking the Sculpture Garden and VMFA campus.

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
    Address:
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA, 23220

    Phone:
    (804) 340-1400
    Website:
    www.vmfa.museum

    VMFA’s permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, Fabergé, and the art of South Asia are among the finest in the nation. With acclaimed holdings in American, British Sporting, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and Modern and Contemporary art – and additional strengths in African, Ancient, East Asian, and European – VMFA ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus lively after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit www.vmfa.museum.

  • The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

    The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
    Address:
    500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 649-1861
    Website:
    www.tredegar.org

    The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, on the banks of the James River in Richmond, Virginia, is the gateway to Civil War travel in the region. A National Historic Landmark and one-time heart of Confederate war production, the Center is now home to the main visitor center of the NPS Richmond National Battlefield Park and a new exhibit, “In the Cause of Liberty,” which provides a national overview of the Civil War. The site offers visitors and students an engaging and interactive exploration of the Civil War on both the local and national levels through the perspectives of Union, Confederate, and African American participants. The Center is a must stop for the Civil War traveler. For more information please call or visit us online.

  • La Grotta

    La Grotta
    Address:
    1218 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 644-2466
    Website:
    www.lagrottaristorante.com

    Descend into a wonderful world of authentic Italian cuisine. Everything is prepared fresh daily from the basket of breads that is brought to your table to the dessert that will complete your meal.

    Chef Antonio Capece chooses only the best ingredients for all of his dishes, including meats, wild game and seafood. Our attentive waitstaff will help you select the perfect wine to compliment your meal. So, join us today for a great dining experience!

    Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner: 7 nights a week

  • The Camel

    The Camel
    Address:
    1621 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220

    Phone:
    (804) 353-4901
    Website:
    www.thecamel.org

    The Camel is Richmond's Social Oasis!

    The restaurant and music venue also serves as place to have meetings, debate social policy, and ponder a better Richmond.

    The Camel presents a weekly Open Mic Night for musicians looking for a good place to perform in the Fan-Downtown area.

    Enjoy a menu that weaves a mixture of traditional and creative eats with family recipes from Hungary.

    Do you need a space for your Party? We can customize a party plan for your food and beverage needs. Our beautiful event room holds up to 130 people. Live music and DJ’s can be provided, or bring your own.

    Free Wifi. Get your study on. Open Monday thru Saturday 5:00pm till last call: Sundays too when we have events.

  • Berkeley Hotel, The

    Berkeley Hotel, The
    Address:
    Berkeley Hotel, 1200 East Cary St., Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 780-1300
    Website:
    www.berkeleyhotel.com

    This boutique hotel, rated Four-Diamond by AAA, delivers superior service to each of it’s 55 elegantly appointed guest rooms. Amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, European-Style Turndown, complimentary morning newspaper, in-room voice mail, fitness facilities and same-day laundry and dry cleaning services. The coveted Governor's Suite on the top level is the epitome of individualized service. Meeting facilities available, for groups of 5 to 100. Located in Downtown Richmond in Historic Shockoe Slip which features many restaurants and unique shops. Enjoy a walk on the new 1.25 mile Canal Walk that is about 2 blocks away.

Day 3

  • Berkeley Hotel, The

    Berkeley Hotel, The
    Address:
    Berkeley Hotel, 1200 East Cary St., Richmond, VA, 23219

    Phone:
    (804) 780-1300
    Website:
    www.berkeleyhotel.com

    This boutique hotel, rated Four-Diamond by AAA, delivers superior service to each of it’s 55 elegantly appointed guest rooms. Amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, European-Style Turndown, complimentary morning newspaper, in-room voice mail, fitness facilities and same-day laundry and dry cleaning services. The coveted Governor's Suite on the top level is the epitome of individualized service. Meeting facilities available, for groups of 5 to 100. Located in Downtown Richmond in Historic Shockoe Slip which features many restaurants and unique shops. Enjoy a walk on the new 1.25 mile Canal Walk that is about 2 blocks away.

  • Slavery Reconciliation Statue

    Slavery Reconciliation Statue
    Address:
    15th Street and East Main Street, Richmond, VA, 23219

    A years-long effort on three continents culminated in the March 31, 2007 unveiling of the Richmond Slavery Reconciliation Statue not far from Richmond's former slave market in Shockoe Bottom. The 15-foot, half-ton bronze sculpture was created by Stephen Broadbent.

    The reconciliation project emerged from apologies for slavery issued by officials in Liverpool, England, and Benin in West Africa. Liverpool prospered from the slave-carrying ships and Benin prospered as the point where slaves were sold in exchange for goods. Richmond was once one of America's busiest slave centers - more than 300,000 were sold from Richmond pre-Civil War.

    The statue is part of the Richmond Slave Trail, an initiative to raise awareness and increase informational accuracy about Richmond's role in the slave trade.

  • Richmond Slave Trail

    Richmond Slave Trail
    Address:
    Manchester Docks, Maury Street, Richmond, VA, 23224

    Phone:
    (804) 646-3012
    Website:
    www.richmondgov.com/commissionslavetrail/

    Richmond Slave Trail is a walking trail that chronicles the history of the trade of enslaved Africans from Africa to Virginia until 1775, and away from Virginia, especially Richmond, to other locations in the Americas until 1865.


    It begins at Manchester Docks, a major port in the massive downriver Slave Trade that made Richmond the largest source of enslaved Africans on the east coast of America from 1830 to 1860. The trail then follows a route through the slave markets of Richmond, beside the Reconciliation Statue commemorating the international triangular slave trade, past Lumpkin's Slave Jail and the Negro Burial Ground to First African Baptist Church, a center of African-American life in pre-Civil War Richmond.

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