Free Things To Do in Richmond, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia is a city full of history and fun! I’ve lived here for 5 years now and absolutely love it! If you’re visiting in the summer, be prepared for some hot, humid weather and bring a water bottle.
Maymont is a huge estate with gardens, farm animals, and a few exotic animals. Admission is free, but you have to pay to tour the homes and feed the animals. Walking around is free and parking is free. For an additional fee, you can take a golf cart tour or a carriage tour of Maymont’s 100 acres of rolling hills.
During the summer months, you can float down the James River on tubes. Be sure to wear life vests and be careful of undercurrents and rocks.
This museum is a headphone tour of one man telling his story of surviving the Holocaust as you walk through different sets depicting his journey. The man of the voice your hear on the tour visits the museum frequently and I have met him. Very well put together and makes the Holocaust real. I’ve been several times with different family members and each time I learn something new.
5. Brown Island
There are 550 acres of shoreline trails to hike in the middle of Richmond on the James River! Memorial Day through Labor Day you can swim at an urban beach on the river or walk across the pedestrian pathway that connects Brown’s Island and Manchester. The pathway sits atop a former hydroelectric dam, some 20 feet above the river.
Pro tip: Call 804.649.1861 to schedule a White House of the Confederacy house tour.