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Richmond on a Sunday

Dublin, Ireland
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Richmond on a Sunday

Hi guys,

My beloved and I are doing a road trip around Virginia in November and have a full day and night in Richmond, VA - however, we're there on a Sunday. I notice many museums are closed that day.

Does anyone have any cool ideas for things to do in the city that aren't effected by Sunday hours?

We're staying in the Graduate.

Thanks a million!

Alan, :D

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Arlington, Virginia
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1. Re: Richmond on a Sunday

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is open on Sundays and it’s fabulous. (Plus admission is free to all but special exhibitions.)

And the excellent Virginia Museum of History and Culture is also open on Sundays.

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2. Re: Richmond on a Sunday

If you want to get outside you can walk the pedestrian bridge across the James River (near Belle Isle/Brown's Island area, etc) They have expanded the walkway to go all of the way across, and it is really a great experience.

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3. Re: Richmond on a Sunday

VMFA is excellent.

Highly recommend the museums Amuse restaurant, reservations a must.

Grapevine, Texas
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4. Re: Richmond on a Sunday

If you're at all into Civil War history, Hollywood Cemetery is a must. Many southern generals and political figures are buried there, as well as US President John Tyler. There is a self-driving tour with a map that you can pick up at the office as you enter. Also the view of the James River from the cemetery is beautiful. Many people bring a picnic lunch and sit there.

The American Civil War Museum is also open on Sunday: https://acwm.org/

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5. Re: Richmond on a Sunday

See what movies are playing at the historic Byrd Theater!


Its only $4 for most films, some special events are higher. go on a Saturday night and hear Bob Gulledge play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ!

Richmond, Virginia
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6. Re: Richmond on a Sunday

Yes! The suggestions above are great. Also, if you are visiting after Thanksgiving, please keep Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in mind. We are open daily, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The show starts the day after Thanksgiving and runs through early January. You can learn more at lewisginter dot org.

Edited: 05 November 2018, 16:13
Richmond, Virginia
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7. Re: Richmond on a Sunday

VMFA, absolutely. Plan 2 hours there. If you have a rental car, you can fit in a drive around Hollywood Cemetary for the views with an extra hour. There are plenty of places to walk to for a meal, shopping, or a craft brew near the VMFA, also. Peter Chang is nearby for good eats on a Sunday too. Also love Lewis Ginter!

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8. Re: Richmond on a Sunday

You might want to consider a short drive north to a village called Beaverdam. There you will find Patrick Henry's home, Scotchtown. It is open on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Adult admission is $10, and the visit is well worth the price if that interests you.

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