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Richmond: Monument Avenue

Date
Thursday April 23, 2020

Time
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997, this broad avenue with grassy, tree-lined median is punctuated by five monuments memorializing Confederate soldiers, the first of which, a statue of Robert E. Lee, was erected in 1890. Between 1900 and 1925, development along this grand thoroughfare flourished as architecturally significant homes, apartments and churches were erected by wealthy Richmond citizens and speculative builders. A statue of Richmond-born tennis player Arthur Ashe was unveiled in 1996, and the tour straddles the newly designated Arthur Ashe Boulevard. The area remains a favorite due to its beauty, history and proximity to downtown and cultural venues. This walking tour includes the Executive Mansion, located a short drive east. The oldest governor’s residence in the country used for its original purpose is a restoration project of the Garden Club of Virginia using proceeds from past Historic Garden Week tours.

Advance ticket = $45 pp

Questions? RichmondThursdayTour@vagardenweek.org

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