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... south - a reason to return - to get to Richmond at a reasonable time. Welcome to The Jefferson Hotel - built around 1797. Have a look at this a stunning hotel.
Museum of the Confederacy was great, as was a tour of Confederate President Jefferson Davis' White House. Unfortunately,some really ugly buildings are jammed right to the door. Did a little shopping there, including buying a tie! :)
After breakfast of matzo brei (true confession - the matzo was made by Maneschewitz and not Streit's), we said our good-byes and had our hugs with Paul and Harriet.
... during the Civil War; the so-called Lee House is where Lee lived for a while in the years after the Confederate surrender; the White House of the Confederacy (now part of the Museum of the Confederacy) is where Jefferson Davis lived while serving as president of the breakaway nation.
Saint John’s Episcopal Church is where the second Virginia Convention met in 1775 and Patrick Henry made his famous "Give me Liberty or give me Death!” speech. I prefer to call ...
A single rainy day can be a great thing when you plan to
spend several days in a city with significant indoor activity options like
museums. A streak of two or three, though, puts a real damper on travel, literally
as well as figuratively. So I welcomed having one rainy day in Richmond for the
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The VMFA is what I’d call a Goldilocks Museum – not too ...
... South. When the first Union troops arrived they were unaware that the heavily fortified (fortifications started in 1861) City was largely undefended and could be taken within 2 days. However, they delayed attacking and a siege became the only option. The siege lasted 9 months, in which time the Union Army had built over 25 miles of battle fortifications. The further West Grant went, meant less and less supply routes for the City until Grant got ...