Cobblestoned Monument Avenue is the only street in the country declared a national historic site. This is a favorite local spot for talking a walk. After the Civil War, statues were erected on Monument Avenue to honor Confederate heroes. These include Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army, and General "Stonewall" Jackson, so called because he rode upon his horse immovable and expressionless as a stone wall. To better illustrate Richmond's cultural diversity, a statue of tennis great Arthur Ashe, a Richmond native, was added in 1996.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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