Local Attractions

Museums

VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)

VMFA is a state-supported, privately endowed educational institution created for the benefit of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all.

A: 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 | P: (804) 340-1400

H: Daily 10am – 5pm (9pm Thursday and Friday), 365 days a year

 

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining and shopping. More than a dozen themed gardens include a Conservatory, Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Asian Valley and Cherry Tree Walk.

A: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 | P: (804) 262-9887

H: Daily 9am – 5pm, Closed Thanksgiving, December 24 and December 25

 

Children’s Museum of Richmond

We inspire growth in all children by engaging families in learning through play.

Downtown A: 2626 Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220 | P: (804) 474-7062 | H: Daily 9:30am – 5:00pm

Short Pump A: 11800 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233 | P: (804) 474-7070 | H: Daily 9:30am – 5:00pm

Chesterfield A: 6629 Lake Harbour Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112 | P: (804) 474-7075 | H: Daily 9:30am – 5:00pm

 

Dabbs House Museum & Henrico County Tourist Information Center

Dabbs House Museum

Dabbs House is a historic house museum with exhibit galleries and a research library. The Dabbs House served as General Robert E. Lee’s field headquarters during the summer of 1862. The museum provides a place to learn about the history of the Dabbs House from its use as a residence for the Dabbs family to its tenure as Henrico’s police headquarters from 1941-2005.

Visitors can tour the 1862 field headquarters, browse the exhibit galleries and gift shop, and view a video on the history of Dabbs. The research library is open by appointment and primarily houses the research from the two-volume series Field of Honor: The Civil War in Henrico County, by Louis H. Manarin.

Henrico County Tourist Information Center

The Tourist Information Center opened its doors on September 17, 2010 inside the Dabbs House Museum. Conveniently located just off Interstate 64, the Center offers travelers information about the County’s historical and cultural opportunities. As one of 61 certified visitor centers statewide, it will offer maps and guides from the Virginia travel industry as well as brochures from the other 60 centers across the state.

A: 3812 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23223 | P: (804) 652-3406 | DabbsHouse@henrico.us 

H: 9:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday – Sunday

 

Libraries

 

Richmond Library Main Website

 

Main Library | A: 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 | P: (804) 646-4867

Belmont | A: 3100 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23221 | P: (804) 646-1139

Hull Street | A: 1400 Hull Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224 | P: (804) 646-8699

North Avenue | A: 2901 North Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23222 | P: (804) 646-6675

East End | A: 1200 N. 25th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223 | P: (804) 646-4474

Ginter Park | A: 1200 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond, VA, 23227 | P: (804) 646-1236

Westover Hills | A: 1408 Westover Hills Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23225 | P: (804) 646-8833

Broad Rock | A: 4820 Old Warwick Road, Richmond, VA 23224 | P: (804) 646-8488

West End | A: 5420 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA, 23226 | P: (804) 646-1877

 

 

Henrico Library Main Website

 

HCPL Administration Offices, Outreach + Mobile Services | A: 1700 N. Parham Rd, Henrico, VA 23229 | P: Outreach (804) 501-1633, Mobile Services (804) 501-1953

Fairfield Library | A: 1001 N. Laburnum Ave, Henrico 23233 | P: (804) 501-1930

Gayton Library | A: 10600 Gayton Rd, Henrico, VA 23238 | P: (804) 501-1969

Glen Allen Library | A: 10501 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 | P: (804) 501-1950

Libbie Mill Library | A: 2100 Libbie Lake East St, Henrico, VA 23230 | P: (804) 501-1940

North Park Library | A: 8508 Franconia Rd, Henrico, VA 23227 | P: (804) 501-1970

Sandston Library | A: 23 E. Williamsburg Rd, Sandston, VA 23150 | P: (804) 501-1990

Tuckahoe Library | A: 1901 Starling Dr, Henrico, VA 23229 | P: (804) 501-1910

Twin Hickory Library | A: 5001 Twin Hickory Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059 | P: (804) 501-1920

Varina Library | A: 1875 New Market Rd, Henrico, VA 23231 | P: (804) 501-1980

 

 

Chesterfield Library Main Website

 

Library Administration | A: 9501 Lori Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832 | P: (804) 748-1601

Bon Air Library | A: 9103 Rattlesnake Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23235 | P: (804) 318-8966

Central Library | A: 7051 Lucy Corr Blvd, Chesterfield, VA 23832 | P: (804) 748-1774

Chester Library | A: 11800 Centre St, Chester, VA 23831 | P: (804) 318-8977

Clover Hill | A: 6701 Deer Run Dr, Midlothian, VA 23112 | P: (804) 318-8668

Enon Library | A: 1801 Enon Church Rd, Chester, VA 23836 | P: (804) 318-8911

Ettrick-Matoaca Library | A: 4501 River Rd, South Chesterfield, VA 23803 | P: (804) 318-8688

LaPrade Library | A: 9000 Hull St, North Chesterfield, VA 23236 | P: (804) 318-8988

Meadowdale Library | A: 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, North Chesterfield, VA 23234 | P: (804) 318-8778

Midlothian Library | A: 521 Coalfield Rd, Midlothian, VA 23114 | P: (804) 318-768-7907

North Courthouse Road Library | A: 325 Courthouse Rd, Richmond (North Chesterfield), VA 23236 | P: (804) 318-8499

Parks & Playgrounds

Maymont 

The story of Maymont is one of generosity and vision. James and Sallie Dooley gave us an extraordinary gift of history, beauty, nature and education. While the common perception is that Maymont is a city park, in reality, the majority of funding comes from members of the community. The Dooleys’ spirit of generosity continues today, inspiring similar acts of kindness, great and small, from our many donors and guests.

Nature & Visitor Center A: 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, VA, 23220 | H: 10:00am – 5:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday

  • This entrance is the best place for new visitors to begin

Historic Estate Entrance A: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA, 23220 | H: 12:00pm – 5:00pm Tuesday – Sunday

  • This entrance provides the easiest access to Maymont Mansion, the Herb Garden, Italian Garden, Garden Hall, and the Maymont Foundation offices in the Carriage House, Stone Barn, Garage, and Coop.

Spottswood Entrance A: Located at the corner of Spottswood Road and Shirley Lane, Richmond, VA, 23220 | H: 10:00am – 5:00pm Daily

  • This entrance is closest to the Farm and paths to the Wildlife Exhibits.

 

Deep Run Park & Recreation Center

Deep Run Recreation Center is located within the beautiful Deep Run Park. The park includes ponds, walkways, playgrounds, and open space as well as a gazebo. A variety of classes and events are offered for both children and adults throughout the year.

A: 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Henrico, VA 23233 | P: (804) 652-1430 | E: DeepRun@henrico.us

H: Park Dawn to Dusk Daily | Business Hours 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday

 

Joseph Bryan Park

Bryan Park was a gift to the City from the Joseph Bryan family in 1910. Two picnic shelters, lovely Azalea Gardens, 4 tennis courts, soccer fields, tot lot, wooded areas, walking and running trails, lakes for fishing [license required], open spaces, a sledding hill and more.

A: 4308 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23227 | P: (804) 646-5733

H: Dawn to Dusk Daily

 

Libby Hill Park

Located at 28th and E. Franklin Streets, Libby Hill Park is one of the three original parks in Richmond’s park system. It was originally called Marshall Square, and the view from Libby Hill Park is said to so closely resemble the view of Richmond on the Thames in England that it gave the city its name.

In addition to its magnificent view, the park has an ornamental fountain, a small park house, and a monument erected in 1894 for Confederate soldiers and sailors.

A: 2801 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23223 | P: (804) 646-0036 or (804) 646-0761

H: Dawn to Dusk Daily

 

Pony Pasture

Pony Pasture Rapids is located on the south bank two miles downstream from the Huguenot Bridge on Riverside Drive. Fishing is excellent at this point and this area is considered to be one of Richmond’s best locations for birdwatching and inner tubing. An easy whitewater canoe run begins here and ends at the visitor center.

A: 7200 Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23225 | P: (804) 646-8911

H: Dawn to Dusk Daily

 

Rockwood Park

The County’s oldest, this 161-acre site features a complex of ball fields and game courts, a Nature Center, an archery range, Ruff House Dog Park, garden plots and an extensive system of hard and soft surface nature trails. Other features include picnic shelters, play equipment, concessions and restrooms. 

A: 3401 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23236 | P: (804) 748-1623

 

Huguenot Park

Huguenot Park is a 53-acre park that is generally flat and heavily wooded with pine and hardwood, providing excellent cover for songbirds and other small animals. Park includes an azalea garden, fitness trail, picnic shelters, play equipment, restrooms, tennis and basketball courts, and fields for soccer and football.

A: 10901 Robious Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23235 | P: (804) 748-1623

 

Byrd Park

This 287-acre park in Richmond’s Near West End is one of the city’s most popular. Spread along both sides of The Boulevard and Blanton Avenue starting at the Columbus Statue you will find Fountain Lake, a self-lighted tennis complex for anytime play, and two softball fields. Sunbathing and pedal boat rides at Fountain Lake are popular in the summer, and a full-service concession building at the lakes offers snacks, lunch, restrooms and free Wi-Fi during the summer season.

A: 600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 | P: (804) 647-5733

 

Humphrey Calder Park

Humphrey Calder Community Center’s amenities include a gymnasium, a game room with a computer lab, a multi- purpose room and restrooms. Located outside the community center are soccer fields, a youth baseball field, basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, a children’s playground, and a picnic shelter. There is also a large community garden with plots for rent through Tricycle Gardens.

A: 414 North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23221 | P: (804) 646-1780

 

Lombardy Park Playground

A small but popular playground with lots of shade located in The Fan.

A: 1527 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220

 

Cheswick Park

Henrico’s oldest neighborhood park features picnic shelters, approximately a mile of walking trails, and a playground.

A: 1700 Forest Avenue, Henrico, VA 23229

H: Dawn to Dusk Daily

 

Deep Bottom Park & Four Mile Creek

Ride your boat, pier fish, or picnic on the James River. Deep Bottom Park features two boat ramps for access to the James River and a canoe launch on Four Mile Creek. Picnic facilities and fishing are also available at this site. The boat ramps are available twenty-four hours a day to launch and retrieve boats. 

A: 9525 Deep Bottom Road, Henrico, VA 23231

H: Dawn to Dusky Daily

 

Dorey Park & Recreation Center

The park includes a large pond with walking trail, meandering walkways through the woods, a playground, and open space as well as a gazebo and picnic shelters. A variety of classes and events are offered for both children and adults throughout the year.

A: 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, VA 23231 | P: (804) 652-1440 | E: Dorey@henrico.us 

H: Park Dawn to Dusk Daily | Business Center 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday (Plus Saturday and Sunday May – November)

 

Dunncroft/Castle Point Park

Located at the entrance to Hungary Creek Middle School, this park features trails, picnic area and shelter, play area and equipment, and a nine-hole disc golf course.

A: 4901 Francistown Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

H: Dawn to Dusk Daily

 

Echo Lake Park

This scenic park features a large fishing lake, picnic shelter, play equipment, and a half-mile nature trail.

A: 5701 Springfield Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

H: Dawn to Dusk Daily

 

Elko Community Center & Recreation Area

This neighborhood facility features a community center, picnic area, tennis courts and play area.

A: 6216 White Oak Road, Sandston, VA 23150 | P: (804) 652-1440 | E: Elko@henrico.us 

H: Dawn to Dusk Daily

 

Glover Park

Henrico’s newest park! This facility features 4 turf fields with lights, 8 sand volleyball courts, restrooms, and a parking lot. Future construction will add a running trail, playground, additional fields, and other features.

A: 11217 Greenwood Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059

H: Dawn to Dusk Daily

 

Hidden Creek Park & Recreation Center

The surrounding park includes a playground, tennis courts, picnic shelter, and a memorial to the Shuttle Challenger Crew.

A: 2417 Brockway Lane, Henrico, VA 23223 | P: (804) 652-1450 | E: HiddenCreek@henrico.us 

H: Dawn to Dusk Daily

Farmer's Markets

 

Downtown, Carytown & The Fan

 

South of the James

Open Year Round | Saturdays 8am – 12pm May – Oct, 9am – 12pm Nov – April

A: New Kent Ave & 42nd Street, Richmond VA 23225 | E: talktous@growrva.com

 

Birdhouse Market

May to November | Tuesdays 3pm – 6:30pm

A: 1507 Grayland Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220 | P: (804) 404-3817

 

Carytown Farmer’s Market

May to November | Sundays 9am – 1pm

A: City Stadium 3201 Maplewood Ave, Richmond, VA 23221 | P: (804) 241-1562

 

St. Stephen’s Farmer’s Market

Open Year Round | Saturdays 8am – 12pm

A: 6000 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226 | P: (804) 288-2867 | E: farmersmarket@ststephensrva.org

 

Tricycle Gardens VCU Massey Cancer Center Farm Stand

March to November | Thursdays 10am – 1pm

A: Corner of College & Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23223

 

 

The West End, Short Pump & Glen Allen

 

Manakin Market

May to October | Saturdays 9am – 1pm

A: 68 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103 | P: (804) 314-9141

 

Lakeside Farmer’s Market

Year Round | Saturdays 9am – 12pm, Wednesdays 10am – 3pm

A: 6110 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 | P: (804) 262-6593

 

West End Farmer’s Market

May to November | Saturdays 9am – 12pm, Tuesdays 4pm – 7pm

A: 12450 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23238 | P: (804) 564-9989

 

Dorey Park Farmer’s Market

June to October | Saturdays 9am – 1pm

A: 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, VA 23231 | P: (804) 314-9739

 

Goochland Fairgrounds Farmer’s Market

May to September | Tuesdays 3:30pm – 7:00pm

A: 2650 Fairground Road,Goochland, VA 23063 | P: (804) 314-9141

 

 

Southside, Midlothian & Powhatan

 

South of the James

Open Year Round | Saturdays 8am – 12pm May – Oct, 9am – 12pm Nov – April

A: New Kent Ave & 42nd Street, Richmond VA 23225 | E: talktous@growrva.com

 

Powhatan Farmer’s Market

May to October | Thursdays 4pm – 7pm

A: 15785 WC Main Street, Midlothian, VA, 23113 | P: (804) 598-2457

 

 

Ashland, Mechanicsville & North Richmond

 

Ashland Farmer’s Market

May to October | Saturdays 9am – 12pm

A: Henry Clay Elementary School, 310 S. James Street, Ashland, VA 23005 | P: (804) 798-9219 | E: farmersmarket@ashlandva.gov

 

Montpelier Center Farmer’s Market

May to September | Thursdays 4pm – 7pm

A:17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA 23192 | P: (804) 883-7378 | E: info@montpeliercenter.org

 

 

 

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