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Located in the Museum District, Maury Place at Monument is the perfect place to stay when visiting Richmond Virginia's many great museums and attractions. Richmond's museums are many and diverse, from the American Civil War Center and White House of the Confederacy to the Edgar Allen Poe Museum and the Virginia State Capitol.

Maury Place at Monument, a luxury bed and breakfast overlooking Richmond VA's Monument Avenue, is walking distance to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Historical Society, the Science Museum of Virginia, and the Virginia Center for Architecture, and we are a short drive to our city's other museums and attractions.


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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA): This world class art museum with its panorama of world art is right in our own neighborhood within walking distance. The VMFA reopened May 1, 2010 after a major renovation and expansion. Recent exhibitions have included presentations of works by Fabergé and Picasso. Open 7 days a week including some evenings, and featuring two restaurants, the museum's is free of charge to the public (there is a charge for some special exhibits).
  • The Virginia Historical Society: Right next door to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the Virginia Historical Society, which offers comprehensive exhibits on Richmond and Virginia history, including one on all eight of the United States Presidents who were born in Virginia. Maury Place is a corporate sponsor of the Historical Society. 428 N. Boulevard.
  • American Civil War Center: Housed in the Tredegar Iron Works on the James River, the nation’s first museum to interpret the American Civil War from three perspectives (Union, Confederate, and African-American) offers a comprehensive look of all sides of the Civil War. 470 Tredegar Street. This site also houses the National Park Service Richmond National Battlefield Park with information about Civil War battlefields. Our Civil War Special also applies to this museum, with ticket holders receiving 10% off their first night's stay at Maury Place.

Black History Museum

  • The Black History Museum and Cultural Center: This museum’s collections include fine art, traditional African artifacts, and African textiles. 00 E. Clay Street.
  • The Edgar Allan Poe Museum: This museum boasts the world’s largest collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia, and personal belongings. 1914-16 E. Main Street.  This year is Poe's 200th anniversary, with a year of events planned in Virginia which you can see at the Poe Bicentennial Website.
  • Library of Virginia: Directly across the street from the Marshall House, you will find the Library of Virginia, which houses books, manuscripts, and maps that trace the history of America. Rotating exhibits and a nice shop! 800 E. Broad Street.
  • The Museum and White House of the Confederacy: The world’s largest Confederate Civil War collection. Tour the Confederate White House restored to its antebellum elegance. 1201 E. Clay Street. During 2011 we are offering offer a Civil War Special in honor of the war's 150th anniversary, in which ticket holders to the museum can receive 10% off their first night's stay at Maury Place.
  • Virginia Center for Architecture: Explore rotating exhibits on the importance of architecture. The museum is housed in a spectacular Gothic landmark building on Monument Avenue. 2501 Monument Avenue.
  • Valentine Richmond History Center: The Valentine has collected over one million objects that celebrate Richmond’s history. 1015 E. Clay Street.
  • The Children’s Museum of Richmond: Right next door to the Science Museum, the Children’s Museum features active learning and creative play exhibits. 2626 W. Broad Street.
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum: This museum is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust and combating intolerance. 2000 E. Cary Street.

Virginia State Capitol Building

  • Virginia State Capitol: A short drive to Downtown Richmond will bring you to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia State Capitol, which is newly renovated and features a brand new museum for visitors. 1000 Bank Street, at 10th & Bank Streets.


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