The Museum District is a district in Richmond, Virginia. In 1993, after many years of work this neighborhood was recognized as a Federal and State Historic District. This district consists of early 20th century housing, and it is home to many of Virginia's great museums. The district is located west of the Boulevard, between Cary Street and Broad Street. In 1995 the first Home and Garden tour was held, with many houses displaying beautiful landscapes.
"Carytown" is the strip of Cary St. between Thompson and Boulevard. Carytown offers top rated restaurants and shops that are easily pedestrian accessible.
Many of Virginia's most famous museums are located in this district (hence the name).
Agecroft Hall. A Tudor estate built in the late 15th century.edit
Science Museum of Virginia. The center for premier hands on science education in Virginia.edit
Folk Art Society of America headquarters. A dynamic, non-profit organization which advocates the discovery, study, documentation, preservation and exhibition of folk art, folk artists and folk art environments. THIS IS THE OFFICE, NOT A DESTINATION!edit
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). One of the greatest art collections in the country. edit
Children's Museum of Richmond. A not-for-profit organization, exists to create innovative learning experiences for all children and those who support them that inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.edit
Museum of the Confederacy. Three floors of galleries containing the world's most comprehensive collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and photographs from the Confederate States of America.edit
Byrd Theatre [www.Byrdtheatre.com]- HIstoric Richmond Theatre, showing movies at $1.99. Go there on Saturday nights to hear The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ played by the brilliant Bob Gulledge prior to the movie.
Edgar Alan Poe Museum, 1914 E. Main St, ☎ 804-648-5523, . 10AM-5PM. Closed Monday. Sun hour 11am-5pm$6 adult $5 child. edit
History of Maury Place at Monument
The original building permit issued for this Richmond, Virginia historic home, now Maury Place bed and breakfast inn, reveals that construction began on May 16, 1916 at a cost of $10,000! The 4600-square-foot house was built for Miss Addie Sturdivant, who never lived there. The house was built before Monument Avenue was paved west of the Boulevard and before the Maury Monument was unveiled. It was designed by German architect, Carl Ruehrmund, who designed other buildings on Monument Avenue, Grace Street, and Franklin Street in Richmond. Perhaps the earliest prominent owner of Maury Place was Dr. John Weitzel, who was a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and one of Richmond's first pediatricians.
Maury Place at Monument, 3101 West Franklin Street, ☎ (804) 353-2717, . checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Luxury 4 room bed and breakfast overlooking Monument Avenue. Within walking distance to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Restaurants, and the Carytown shopping district.edit