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Monument Avenue, Richmond

Monument Avenue - Richmond, Virginia
Monument Avenue
1600 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23220Map
+1 804 782 2777
Neighborhood: The Fan
Overview

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.

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Monument Avenue General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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