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Richmond/East End

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Richmond/East End

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East End is a district in Richmond, Virginia. Within the city, this includes historic neighborhoods such as Church Hill, Fairmount, and Union Hill, more modern developments such as Fulton, Powhatan Hill, Fulton Hill, and Montrose Heights, and public housing communities such as Fairfield Court, Creighton Court, Whitcomb Court, and Mosby Court.

Get in[edit]

The buses run into the East End, though you'll most likely be driving. The main entrance to the East End is into Church Hill by going east on Broad Street.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Cemeteries The East End contains a number of notable cemeteries, including the Confederate Cemetery of Oakwood, the historic African-American Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond National Cemetery, and the cemetery at St.John's Church.
  • Parks Jefferson Park, Libby Hill Park, and Chimborazo Park offer unparalleled views of the city of Richmond and the James River. Chimborazo Park was the site of the largest American Civil War hospital.
  • St.John's Church Church Hill is known as the site of Virginia's second revolutionary convention where Patrick Henry gave his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech in St. John's Episcopal Church.
  • Church Hill Train Tunnel On Friday, October 2, 1925, a 4,000-foot Chesapeake and Ohio railroad single track tunnel built during Reconstruction collapsed under Church Hill. The Church Hill Tunnel collapse occurred during refurbishment works, killing 3 or 4 and engulfing a work train. The tunnel was closed and filled-in after the collapse. The bricked-in entrance of the collapsed tunnel can still be seen at the south east end of the alley just north of Marshall Street, on 18th Street.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Walk around and check out the historic district around St.John's Church containing jewels of 19th and 20th century architecture. The Valentine Richmond History Center offers walking tours of different parts of the city. At Christmas there is a holiday house tour sponsored by the Church Hill Association.
  • Go to one of the parks and see the city.
  • See a reenactment of Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.
  • The Eric Schindler Gallery has monthly shows of local and regional artists.
  • Visiting in March? The 3-day Irish Festival is a city-wide favorite.


The East End has few restaurants, but the area offers a number of unique opportunities.

  • Patrick Henry's Pub has a great divey basement bar and back patio that is great for sitting and having drinks on a summer night.
  • The Hill Cafe offers a solid standard lunch, dinner, and brunch.
  • The award-winning The Roosevelt is a more southern experience and offers Virginia wines and regional beer.
  • Millie's Cafe is Richmond's best brunch.
  • Captain Buzzy's is a great little coffee shop.
  • Alamo BBQ is a great walk-up BBQ stand. OMG Cafe is southern soul food of the chicken and waffles variety.
  • Poe's Pub is the most likely place to see live music.
  • Sandra's is the best walk-up soul food in Richmond.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There really isn't anything commercial of note in the area.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The William Catlin House 2304 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223


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