Enjoy a trip to Maymont Park with its Nature Center, gardens and Children's Farm. The Children's Garden at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is an interactive experience for children with a large tree house, an international village and plenty of water play in the summer.
Chesterfield & Petersburg
Henricus Historical Park - the second successful English city in the New World - showcases the beginnings of Virginia with costumed reenactors demonstrating what life was like during the time of Pocahontas up to the colonial era.
The award-winning Pamplin Historical Park & the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg is just 40 minutes south of Richmond in Petersburg. Pulitzer Prize historian James McPherson calls it "the new crown jewel of Civil War History destinations in America."