ABOUT RICHMOND

Rich history & Stunning Architecture

As locals like to say, Richmond is “easy to love” because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. Come to the capital of Virginia and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more.

Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia’s beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

In the neighborhood of The Berkeley Hotel, the re-built James River and Kanawha Canal “Canal Walk” allows visitors easy access to the only metropolitan whitewater river in the country. Buildings ranging from the historic Tredegar Iron Works to the modern Federal Reserve to the transportation hub Main Street Station are at the center of the River District and specifically Shockoe Slip where The Berkeley is located; a popular entertainment, nightlife and dining enclave.

Come visit and you will learn to love Richmond and its finest lodging choice; The Berkeley Hotel.

 Local Attractions near The Berkeley Hotel:

• Virginia State Capitol
• Virginia Capital Trail
• Canal Walk
• James River Park
• Poe Museum
• Hollywood Cemetery
• Maymont Park
• VA Museum of Fine Arts
• Carytown
• Belle Isle
• Brown’s Island
• Children’s Museum of Fine Arts
• Black History Museum
• White House of Confederacy
• Virginia Holocaust Museum
• American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

Related Links
• VCU Medical Center
• Virginia General Assembly
• Children’s Hospital of Richmond
• Richmond Flying Squirrels
• Greater Richmond Convention Center
• The National
• Altria Theater

Area Businesses:
• VA State Capitol
• Virginia General Assembly Building
• Virginia Film Office
• Virginia Tourism Office
• HCA
• Bank of America
• McGuireWoods Building
• Williams Mullen Building
• James Center Complex
• Riverfront Plaza
• Federal Reserve Bank
• Dominion Energy
• VCU
• WestRock
• SunTrust Building
• VA Dept of Education
• VA Dept of Health
• New Market Corporation / Ethyl Corporation
• Altria
• Tredegar
• Supreme Court of Virginia

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Golf Links

Spectator Sports Links

Museum Links

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Botanical Garden/Zoo Links

Amusement Park Links

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Education Links

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Music, Dance and Opera

  • Elegba Folklore Society – 101 E. Broad St. 644-3900. African dancers, drummers, singers and masquerades present concerts, dance theater, performance-lectures and classes.
  • Virginia Opera – 866-6191. Nation’s 14th largest opera, is “tops by any standard” (The New York Times) and performs in Richmond, Norfolk, and Fairfax. 
  • Richmond Ballet

Theater

  • Chamberlayne Actors Theatre – 319 N. Wilkinson Rd. 262-9760. This professional troupe stages performances like “Wyrd Sisters” and “Lets Murder Marsha.”
  • Firehouse Theatre Project – 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001. Presents important American contemporary theatre pieces with an emphasis on plays not previously produced in the metropolitan Richmond area.
  • Swift Creek Mill Playhouse – 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) right outside Colonial Heights. 748-5203. Operating in an old gristmill.
  • Theatre Virginia Commonwealth University – 922 Park Ave. 828-1514. Founded in 1940, this troupe performs at the Raymond Hodges Theatre and the Shafer Street Playhouse.
  • Virginia Repertory Theatre – 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, Virginia 23220. Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV merged to become the Virginia Repertory Theatre.
  • Altria Theater
  • The National