DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Richmond Downtown

301 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23220, United States | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Richmond

Stonewall Jackson Special

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... the North.

At school he was slow and attended with pupils younger than he who made fool of his slowness. By applying his 'immense powers of concentration and memory' he managed to finish 19th in has class at West Point. Fought in the Mexican war and met Lee there. He retired from the Army and became a professor although his pupils nicknamed him 'Tom Fool' because of his teaching style and his idiosyncrasies, like lecturing with one arm ...

A Walk in the Park

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... I tried to find the Confederate cemetery, but apparently it's closed, as too many people want to use it politically.

There are two political organisations here that promote the Confederate cause, Daughters and Sons if the Confederacy. They appear to be very right wing and aggressive about their cause.
Recently one of the older Virginia state buildings removed the Confederate flag after re negotiating it's lease and the Sons are ...

Breakkie

A travel blog entry by honestman

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For those who are interested up later this morning as I'm having and exploring day in the city..
choice of breakfast includes waffles, biscuits ( scones) sausage, eggs, bacon, fruit, eggy bread, and steamed apples with cinnamon.....
Expecting 72 deg today with no clouds......... Eat your hearts ...

Slavery Trail

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... Allan Poe museum and the other was a Masonic lodge....These seem to survive all ransacking!!!
The docks area is now being redeveloped with lots of leisure space along the river and canal.. A nice walk of about 5.5 miles.

A lovely walk in the evening sunshine..

PS There is a large island in the middle of the James River call Belle Isle!!!!!!!



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Two Different Museums

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... to its similar river views with the British town. Patrick Henry delivered his famous ''Give me liberty or Give me Death'' speech in 1775 that inspired the war of independence. Thomas Jefferson was its Governor and he designed the Capitol building.

The American Civil War Centre is an excellent museum on the same site. It deals with the war form all the participants perspective and without judging puts forward an accurate picture of the events leading up ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 301 West Franklin Street, Richmond, is near Landmark Theater, Visual Art Studio, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Monument, and 1708 Gallery.
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