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Richmond offers wealth of history, fun activities

Richmond has much to offer to those who want to learn more about the city's history.

Richmond has much to offer to those who want to learn more about the city's history.

If you are considering moving to Virginia, there are a number of great locations to check out. You and your family may be best fit in the Richmond area for a multitude of reasons. The city has many great historical locations, and there are also many things to do that can keep everyone busy, while still having fun. If this type of place seems like one where you should bring your moving boxes and relocate, it may not be a bad idea to speak with your moving company for more information.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
For those who want to experience what Richmond offers in the arts, it may be a good idea to look to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This offers a number of different features including exhibits centered around art deco and art nouveau, according to The Washington Post. The museum also has many Faberge eggs on display, as well as a number of different modern art pieces. There is a suggested donation to enter the venue, and this may be fun for everyone in your family to go for a day of learning.

Maymont
For one of the most historic buildings in the city, you may want to travel over to Maymont. This location is a mansion that was given to the city for preservation, according to Richmond Region Tourism. It has more than 100 acres of land, and a multitude of interesting architectural features. This includes many of the building's features, but there are also a number of unique aspects of the property that make it an attractive destination for those who want something a little different from their visit to Richmond.

Museum of the Confederacy
One location in the city may give you a different perspective of Richmond and its history. Head over to the Museum of the Confederacy, where you can learn about the Civil War from the perspective of the South, according to The Washington Post. This venue houses many artifacts from the Confederate States of America, such as flags and uniforms. This is located next to Jefferson Davis' White House, so it can be easy to find. There is a small fee for both adults and children, but it is good for access to both venues.

Children's Museum of Richmond
Another museum that could be fun - especially for kids - is the Children's Museum of Richmond. Located in nearby Midlothian, this spot has some specific aspects that are fit to help a child learn about the world around them, according to Richmond Region Tourism. These exhibit types can range widely but include a number of different teaching methods, including doing things through playing and problem solving. If you are interested in checking this location out, head out approximately 20 minutes west of the city. This may be a great day trip location for the family.

Tredegar Iron Works
A spot that focuses further on the city's history around the time of the Civil War may be a good place to continue learning about Richmond and Virginia. This is the Tredegar Iron Works, which is located in the city near the Richmond Battlefield Park, according to The Washington Post. On the riverfront, it is the location where a significant portion of the Confederacy's cannons were created, and it may work as a good spot to learn more about this period. The National Park Service runs it now, and provides visitors with many options on seeking out more information.