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Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 17, 2011

To really appreciate this -- both the monumemnts and the great homes -- you need to exit the car and walk. This is truly beautiful and worth the effort, BUT: 1. Parking is difficult to find, and 2. Desperately need a walking tour guide to...More

6  Thank CynthiafromOhio2011
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 17, 2011

Some friends took us on a drive through this lovely section of the city. It is always a joy to see well-maintained architecture. For unavoidable reasons, this was not to be a walking tour, which I would have preferred. Listening to our guides but only...More

5  Thank HistorianOnTheGo
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Monument Avenue is worth the side trip to Richmond, especially since they are still a controversial part of Virginian history. These beautiful monuments and the gorgeous cobblestone avenue (circa 1860s) transport you to Confederate Richmond. They also tell a back story--they were erected as arrogant...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The monuments are unbelievable on the size that they are. This is a must see. You can walk an see but I would suggest you drive.

Thank kcbosslady
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful fall afternoon to drive and take in all the many statues/monuments. Enjoyed seeing many nice homes along the way as well.

Thank momrn2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is about 10 miles long street with houses over 100 years and many with original decorations. The most expensive real state area in Richmond.

Thank jorgeaD7812CQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only the Lee monument can be viewed up close. It (and Stuart) sit in the center of a busy traffic circle (watch out for locals who will run down the gawking tourists!) The others sit in the middle of the Avenue, not easy or safe...More

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive down this street and admire the historical markers of this fine city. Times and political attitudes may have changed, but one cannot deny the beauty of this street with it's lovely homes and monuments.

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The statute of Robert E. Lee on horseback alone makes this a landmark. We walked the first portion but it is at least several blocks between statutes so we returned on our drive out of town. Hard to image over 100,000 people were on hand...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular experience with magnificent views of historical monuments. If you like civil war history then this section of town is just one of many sites to see. Highly recommend you don't skip over this attraction.

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This main Richmond street is lined by lovely homes and of course has the statues. Worth a drive. We drove it twice to absorb its significance.

Thank Nick N
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Rented bikes downtown and rode all over historic downtown Richmond. Definitely suggest this, it's the way to go! You can take your time and take in all the sites unencumbered. The sheer artistic quality and craftsmanship of the monuments is awe-inspiring and the architecture of...More

Thank Dianna K
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Linda M
August 30, 2017|
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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
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Ellychengyap
September 24, 2015|
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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.
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Bob S
June 16, 2015|
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