Being the state capital means you have to meet some high expectations. There are all kinds of fun things to do here, so this should give you a good start when it comes to the top things to do.
Most visitors are impressed with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, comparing its collections to what you would find in the art museums of much larger cities.
The city's capitol building subsequently became the home of both the state's General Assembly as well as the Confederate Congress.
Purchased by a prominent Richmond businessman in 1895, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sits on property that was Powhatan Indian hunting ground.