In the Neighborhood

Walking tour explores Richmond history from the Civil War to Civil Rights



By Penelope M. Carrington
Creative Services Manager

If you work downtown in the vicinity of MCV or if you’ve been forced to circle the hospital parking deck more than once to find a spot, then you’ve probably passed a distinct, latte-colored building that looks more suited for old Egypt than modern Richmond. Architecturally out of place, the original home of the Medical College of Virginia firmly stands as a milestone in black Richmonders' post-Civil War struggle for civil rights.

Capitol Square Offers Additional History Just Minutes From Our Locations in Richmond

We recently sent our marketing intern Will over to the Virginia Capitol to deliver some brochures and experience the grounds as a visitor so that he could provide tips to Museum guests that might want to add to their Civil War experience in Richmond. Here is his report.

Looking for even more history after visiting the Museum’s two downtown Richmond sites? Take a walk over to the Virginia State Capitol.

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