We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fan District

West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
Save
Review Highlights
We live here and love it

Most of the homes here were built between 1890 and 1910. The homes have a lot of interest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
By_His_Grace
,
Richmond, VA, USA
Fan District with the famed Monument Avenue is a must for lovers of culture

This tree-lined boulevard what the highlight of my day looking over the 6 monuments found along it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LisandroVoyager
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Read all 58 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles predominate along this 85-block-long Victorian historic district.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
Write a Review
Reviews (58)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the homes here were built between 1890 and 1910. The homes have a lot of interest features. It is always interesting to find open houses on the weekend so you can go inside homes.

Thank By_His_Grace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tree-lined boulevard what the highlight of my day looking over the 6 monuments found along it, 5 honoring Confederate Army and government figures. The neighborhood has a formal yet friendly feel and I strolled among the monuments while reflecting on their meaning. Tourists might...More

Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fan is principally a residential area with lots a sidewalks and a variety of architectural styles-a feast for the eye while getting exercise. Named for the streets which increase in number as one moves west (fan out), the area was developed in the last...More

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

One gets a sense of the Southern roots of Richmond in the graceful houses and neighborhoods. And DO NOT miss the Jefferson, even if you do not stay there!

Thank gayhayward
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Lovely neighborough, old pretty houses from late 1800s, bricks. Very neat and unique. Nice area to stroll around.

1  Thank Ramona P
Reviewed 5 April 2017

It is a really great area to visit, there is lots of very cool little shops and unique things about the area, you can visit one of the bakeries, antique clothing stores, the dozens of restaurants not just on cary st but places like cuba...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Fan is one of the most interesting parts of Richmond, full of beautiful homes, great shops and foods, interesting monuments (including tennis great Arthur Ashe), and more. Easy to find, and convenient to downtown, the art museum, and other attractions, this is part of...More

1  Thank 18554travel
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Called the Fan district because - wait for it - it is in the shape of a fan - wow!! - it is, however, a really nice area to wander around. You'll be in the museum area with the VFAM and VA Historical Society, so...More

1  Thank William B
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I moved to the fan a few years ago and love it! Great neighbors, restaurants/bars, architecture and it's close to all the best things RVA has to offer.

1  Thank Colin B
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a beautiful updated building with historic archives and special collections. The street setting is impressive

Thank papetro
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Daily Kitchen & Bar
368 reviews
.27 km away
Spoonbread Bistro
54 reviews
.27 km away
Citizen Burger Bar Carytown
34 reviews
.23 km away
Bev's Ice Cream
84 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2,290 reviews
.42 km away
Monument Avenue
717 reviews
.97 km away
Carytown
950 reviews
.56 km away
Science Museum of Virginia
332 reviews
1.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Fan District staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit