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- OMG….Where to begin…First off, set aside plenty of time—a minimum of four hours, and don’t be surprised if it turns into a whole day. This is a world class museum. We started with the superb Art Nouveau collection which is rivaled (in my opinion) only by the Musée de l'École de Nancy. If you are a lover of Art Nouveau objects, this museum is a must. The Grand Piano is a show stopper in and of itself. The Tiffany lamp collection was off-the-charts. Amazing designs of dragon flies, peacocks, autumn leaves, fish wisteria…..and on and on. We were there on a Sunday and the museum was surprisingly uncrowded, so we were able to browse the collection at a leisurely pace. The Art Deco collection is equally beautiful. I was mesmerized by a 1929 “Egyptian” Art Deco clock.
The real surprise was the collection of Imperial Russia Faberge eggs: FIVE of them!!! They were completely unexpected and a total shock to see. I honestly thought the only way I was ever going to have a chance to see them was to visit Saint Petersburg, Russia (sadly, a very remote possibility now). Not only were there imperial eggs, but an extensive collection of Jewelry, picture frames, cigarette cases, cane handles and many other objects from Imperial Russia. Amazing to think many of these items were personally handled by Czar Nicholas II himself. I had previously seen color photographs of several of the eggs and picture frames but never did I expect to see them so close to home.
Picasso, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, Eakins, John Singer Sargent are but a few—and I mean few— of the major artists represented here. Take your time and plan your visit. It’s spread out and will require a bit of effort to see it all, so taking a break at the cafe (as we did) is a good idea if you want to pause for a while.
This museum is a destination and highly recommended. We will definitely return.Written 30 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Our first trip to Richmond my daughter took us to visit during our outing. Parking was a little difficult but once inside the place was simply beautiful. Loved all the flowers and trees. Make sure to visit the Japanese Garden and lake area. The lake fish are huge and colorful. Lots of walking for handicap or elderly but well worth the visit if you are up to it.Written 24 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Oooo, baby, I loved this place. The butterfly section and the gift shop were stand-out experiences. I'm so glad we went in October!Written 23 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Hollywood cemetery is filled with the graves of dead Confederate soldiers as well as the graves of three presidents, albeit one of them is Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America.
Upon arriving, make certain to buy the map. It costs only a dollar and will guide you to all the important memorials, although it was difficult getting to the graves of Presidents John Tyler and James Monroe as a road was closed.
I have indicated 1 to 2 hours for a visit, but some may find they require much more time, depending on their inclinations regarding historic graves.Written 16 November 2022
- While there were several major construction projects ongoing around the exterior of the building, the tour of the inside of the Capital was not affected and was excellent. We were very fortunate to have Mr. Knight as our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and he did a great job of telling us about the history of the building and the events that took place in the building. It was an hour very well spent.Written 10 October 2022
- If it's a nice day out and you want a taste of "small town" Richmond, try Carytown. You'll have the urban experience of shops and faces, and lots of interesting things to see and food to try. There may not be anything you really need to buy, but you'll find something you like that will remind you of your grand day out.Written 22 October 2022
- I really learned a lot here about Jefferson Davis. The quality of the display items was quite high and our tour guide was very very good. His comments inspired me to buy a biography of Jefferson Davis and learn more.Written 9 November 2022
- A must visit. Fantastic learning experience with a personal touch of some of the surviving children of the brutal Nazi regime.Written 18 August 2022
- I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum It is a little on the different side, so I found it pretty refreshing. It doesn't take a lot of time to go through, maybe and hour or so, depending on how much of the audio you listen to. The only disappointing thing was not getting a tour guide. Apparently they were understaffed that day. But yeah, I though it was great.Written 17 October 2022
- This is the church where Patrick Henry gave his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. On certain days they do re-enactments which do have a fee. On other days, if you wish to go into the church, you pay a small fee for what they call a "peek." Our "peek" lasted long enough to hear about Henry's speech and take a number of photos. The peek is $5.00, though as a military retiree I paid $4.00 for mine. The visitor's center doubles as a sort of museum, so don't miss that.
The cemetery is definitely worth inspecting. Edgar Allan Poe's mother is buried here. Poe was only 2 years old when she died.Written 15 November 2022
- We only went for the grand kugel outside. Very cool, harder to stop and switch directions than we expected. Fun, street parking.Written 16 July 2022
- A great place to learn history. Highly recommend for all ages. So many exhibits to look at in amazement. Plenty of parking and admission is so reasonable.Written 16 October 2022
- The tour guides and overall historical history and artifacts in the home were very enlightening and well presented in historical context. Also, loved the traditional gardens. There are nice trail walks down and woods trail. Lots of room for young children to run around outside. A very beautiful and relaxing setting.Written 11 November 2022
- Enjoyed walking thru the Museum and only wish we had more time to walk the entire building. Will return on another visit.Written 21 August 2022
- We really enjoyed this museum. The exhibits walk you through each year of the war. There are stories of the leaders, soldiers and citizens during the Civil War. It was very interesting. The NPS ranger station is no longer located at Tredegar but they do have the maps of the Richmond area battlefields at the front desk. Discounts for seniors and teachers.Written 24 July 2022
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