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It's quite a long street to do on foot. Recommend taking it in on an RVA On Wheels Trolley tour which goes up one side and back the other side of the avenue, or self driven with stops to see each monument. The avenue is...More
What an opportunity for ameliorating the current acrimony over monuments to Civil War leaders. This long divided street could be offered up for many monuments, large and small. Ethnic groups, historical figures, famous movements and battles, even notable industries, could all be memorialized at very...More
I lived on Monument Avenue for about 3 years. All the statues and home represent so much history. I especially like going down there during Christmas season. The way they decorate their porches and front doors - outstanding! Plus the Easter Parade - must do...More
Monument Avenue borders the Fan, Richmond's historic residential area. All the statues commemorate Southern heroes with a connection to Richmond. They are substantial edifices. Amongst those commemorated are Robert E Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia and at one end, JEB Stuart, commander...More
Response from TomWall60 | Reviewed this property |
Same advice as others. Look on one of the side streets. Be aware that it is a long walk and you have to double back to get to your car. You might want to drive it first and then determine if you need to walk certain... More
Same advice as others. Look on one of the side streets. Be aware that it is a long walk and you have to double back to get to your car. You might want to drive it first and then determine if you need to walk certain sections. The statues can easily be seen from the car and the more interesting architecture is confined to a shorter section. It is in the interesting architecture area that you will possibly want to park.
Response from dinnerand | Reviewed this property |
We had heard the trolley tours were uncomfortable so we
asked the concierge to recommend a tour. We hired a lady
historian by the name of Gayle Spence and had a lovely
day or touring and wonderful conversation.