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You’ve learned about all the hottest places to stay and eat in Richmond, Virginia, but the city is also full of attractions and sights, covering a wide range of interests — from history to nature.

Here is Part Three of your guide to the best “Weekend in Richmond” — what to do and see!

Museum of the Confederacy: The American Civil War Museum

1201 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy, and The American Civil War Museum will guide you through the city’s history before, during, and after the war. The museum is a fascinating take on the perspective of the South during the Civil War, however, its mission is to provide information on this time period as a whole, from the Union and Confederate legacies, to the lives of enslaved African Americans, to local life in Richmond.

You can buy tickets to the museum for $12 a person here.

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White House of the Confederacy

1201 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219

While the Museum of the Confederacy will provide you with the background information, historical factoids, and timeline of the Confederacy and Civil War, there’s nothing quite like seeing an actual piece of history. The White House of the Confederacy, where President Jefferson Davis lived with his family during the nation’s existence, is located right next to the museum and is open to visitors.

Take a guided tour of the historic home, which is decorated to replicate the way it was in the mid-1900s. The Confederate Memorial Literary Society took the house over in 1893 and saved much of the time period’s memorabilia before it officially became a museum.

Since the museum and White House are situated right next to each other, you’re able to purchase tickets for both as a package. Check out all the details here.

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Carytown

Carytown is like the Richmond version of D.C.’s Georgetown — full of cute shops, charming row houses, and restaurants featuring cuisine all over the world. The neighborhood is also the locale of many summer festivals, a farmer’s market, and carnivals, so make sure you check the schedule of events to plan your weekend getaway around what you like.

Whether its vintage clothing, quirky home décor, antiquing, or just local merchandise that you want, you can find it in Carytown. And when you’re finished shopping, grab a drink before dinner at one of the many bars that line the street, and enjoy fabulous French food at the Can Can Brasserie.

Learn about all that Carytown has to offer here.

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James River Park

The James River Park is a massive urban space along the James River where you can enjoy nature simply by walking along the beach or trying a new activity like paddle boarding. If you’re the kind of tourist that likes to squeeze in a workout, try rock climbing or canoeing at the park. There’s also tons of jogging, walking, and dog trails to enjoy for a something a little lighter.

If you love animals, the park has opportunities to watch birds and view wildlife through guided tours. And of course, if you prefer just to hang out, you can always relax on the beach or enjoy a picnic in one of the many green spaces. Make sure you grab your camera to get all those beautiful nature shots.

Check out more information about the James River Park on their website, here.

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Don’t forget to check out Parts One and Two of our guide to a great “Weekend in Richmond” to figure out where to stay and what to eat and drink!

And if you’re looking for another weekend getaway destination, make sure you read Parts One, Two, and Three of our guide to Baltimore!

Have you been to Richmond before? Tell us your favorite things to do there in the comments below!

All that sight-seeing making you hungry? Check out Part Two (Where to Eat in Richmond) here!

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