About Richmond

Explore the Region’s Enduring Legacy

Celebrate more than 400 years of American heritage – all at once – with a visit to the Historic Richmond Region. Tour the site of many of the nation’s most significant moments in history. Patrick Henry’s famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech. The former capital of the Confederacy. The first American hospital and U.S. canal system. America’s first African-American governor. All these milestones took place here, lending to the Region’s highly distinguished historical profile.

But the full breadth of Richmond tourism extends far beyond historic sites and illustrious figures from the past. Today, the Region sets a modern precedent by blending upscale shoppingfabulous restaurantsworld-renowned museums and action-packed fun for all ages. More than five million visitors come to the Richmond each year.


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