Local Info

While in Richmond for NAMGAR GT-43 may we suggest some Richmond tours, points of interest and fine dining.

 

Places to tour or visit:

 

Things to Do in Richmond‎ - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60893-Activities-Richmond_Virginia.html

 

Richmond Virginia is the capital of the Commonwealth.  There are so many points of interest that it is very hard to put them all on this page so let’s cover some of the major ones.  There is Monument Avenue, Hollywood Cemetery, the Museum District, the James River, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Maymont Gardens, Tredegar Iron Works and many historical sights to see.  The link will guide you to explore your interests while visiting

 

 

Richmond Canal Tourwww.venturrichmond.com

 

Join Richmond Canal Cruises for an informative, 40-minute, historically narrated tour or private charter of the James River and Kanawha Canal along Richmond’s historic Canal Walk. Our covered boats, which accommodate up to 35 passengers, depart on the hour from the Turning Basin, located at the intersection of 14th and Dock streets on Virginia Street. Richmond’s canal system first started in 1789 after George Washington lobbied the General Assembly to proceed with his vision of a canal and turnpike system that would connect the harbors of the east to the trade and market opportunities west, all the way to the Rocky Mountains.  For information or private charter reservations, please call (804) 649-2800.

 

 

Saint John’s Church - www.historicstjohnschurch.org

 

A year prior to drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Thomas Jefferson attended the Second Virginia Convention held inside St. John’s Church.  Alongside George Washington, Richard Henry Lee and other important figures in the American Revolution, Jefferson listened as Patrick Henry gave his now-famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.

 

There is perhaps no better place to get a taste of the revolutionary spirit that forever altered the course of the nation.

 

This speech ignited the American Revolution, making St. John’s a must-see landmark for anyone interested in the universal struggle for human rights. Henry’s words not only articulated the concept of liberty as an essential right — a philosophy drawn from the writings of Enlightenment scholars — and an ideal to which we still aspire — but also inspired support during a critical turning point in uniting the colonies against an increasingly hostile British rule.

 

Since 1938, St. John's Church Foundation has been charged with the preservation of St. John's Church, now a National Historic Landmark.  Our Educational Programs, Special Events, Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and donations from visitors from all over the world support us in this goal. We welcome you to visit Historic St. John's and learn where 'liberty found its voice'.

 

Please call (804) 648.5015 or (877) 915.1775

 

 

Agecroft Hall and Gardens at Windsor Park - http://www.agecrofthall.org

 

A must see, Experience Agecroft Hall, a majestic Tudor mansion brought to Virginia piece by piece from Manchester, England. The home is located on 23 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking the James River in the neighborhood of Windsor Farms, not far from downtown Richmond.

 

Please call (804) 353-4241 for information and hours.

 

Whispers of time – www. http://whispersoftime.com

 

AT WHISPERS OF TIME, it’s about what you’ll find when you walk through our door; whimsy with a touch of vintage and a twist of imagination topped off with a splash of creativity. We want you to walk in, feel at home and feel like you’ve found the perfect place to find your special piece.  Our items are filled with memories from the past that hold anticipation for the future and we believe these memories are meant to be passed on and built upon. Each of us strives to be different and in a world that is filled with much noise and confusion, but we, at Whispers of Time, want to help you slow down and appreciate the uniqueness of YOU!!!  Please call (804) 553-9602.

 

Local and Specialty Dining:

 

Within a short distance of the host hotel are just about anything you could want.  Our host hotel will have a selection of choices and furthermore please see all the locations nearby at this link. https://www.google.com/maps/search/restaurants+atVirginia+Center+Commons,+Brook+Road,+Glen+Allen,+VA/@37.6739159,-77.4628411,15.74z

 

 

Richmond very popular micro-breweries - https://richmondbrewerytours.com/breweries-2/

 

In a very short period of time, the Richmond and surrounding area has become a hotspot for micro-brewery lovers.  Some of the brewhouses listed are located in downtown Richmond and some along the James River, Legend Brewery for instance with a beautiful view of the river.  Others are located in the surrounding communities.  Please call (804) 404-BREW to book a tour or the brewery of your choice for details.

 

 

Rockets Landing - http://rockettsvillage.com/restaurants

 

An incredible view of the Richmond City Skyline, Rocketts Landing offers a diverse range of tantalizing cuisines at beautiful, award-winning restaurants. Come dine by the river or enjoy the backdrop of stunning Rocketts Landing architecture. There are three restaurants located within a block with ample parking at each, visit the restaurant websites for menus or call for reservations!

 

 

Bottoms Up Pizza - http://bottomsuppizza.com/

 

Located in “The Slip” - Shockoe Slip in Downtown Richmond is a must stop for pizza while visiting the Capital.  It’s about the best in town “for a slice” or a whole pie!  And either before or after there is a lot to see and do in downtown Richmond.  Perhaps tag in the recommended Canal Tour while you’re at it.   Please call at (804) 644-4400

 

 

Other local Restaurants:

Arianna's Grill http://ariannasgrill.com/

Hobnob  www.hobnobrva.com

Northside Grille  http://northsidegrille.com/

SB's Lakeside Loveshack  www.sbsloveshack.com

Frida's Mexican Restaurant  http://fridasjes.wixsite.com/fridasmexicanfood

Mi Jalisco Family Mexican Restaurant  http://mi-jalisco.com/

Dots Back Inn  http://www.dotsbackrichmond.com/

Iron Horse Restaurant  www.ironhorserestaurant.com

Hanover Tavern http://hanovertavern.org/

 

Sporting Event:

 

Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball at the Diamond – www.squirrelsbaseball.com

 

Richmond’s baseball team is a minor league farm team for the San Francisco Giants.  During your stay, there are three home games scheduled at the Diamond, Tuesday through Thursday starting at 6:35.

 

Call (804) 359-FUNN (3866) for ticket information.

 

 

 

Richmond Highlights

GT-43  June 13-17, 2018

Organized by Central Virginia British Car Club & Mid Atlantic MGA Chapter

Richmond, VA