July 28, 2011

Civil War Attractions


Richmond VA bed and breakfast Maury Place at Monument is offering a Civil War lodging special to travelers visiting our city's many civil war sites and attractions. With the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War being celebrated 2011 through 2016, few places offer as much history as Richmond, VA, which served as the capital of the confederacy as well as its chief supplier of its armaments. Capturing Richmond was a key goal of Union armies throughout the war, and numerous civil war battlefields have been preserved around Richmond and Petersburg.

The best place to start a tour of Richmond is the American Civil War Center at Tredegar, located at the site of the old Tredegar Iron Works, which tells the story of the war from three perspectives: North, South, and African-American.  The Center has maps and information on local battlefields and other sites and attractions, and is at the west end of the Richmond Canal walk along the James River.

Other popular attractions include the White House and Museum of the Confederacy, Hollywood Cemetery, and Monument Avenue with its statues of southern leaders.  A number of local museums and sites have special exhibitions during the Civil War, including the Virginia State Capitol, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  

Maury Place at Monument is a luxury bed and breakfast convenient to all of our city's Civil War attractions, sites, and battlefields.  Maury Place at Monument is the only bed and breakfast overlooking Monument Avenue with its famous statues, and is walking distance to the Virginia Historical Society and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Maury Place at Monument is offering 10% off the first night's lodging for ticket holders to the American Civil War Center at Tredegar or the Museum of the Confederacy, with this offer ending December 31, 2011.  For more information on Richmond's many Civil War sites and Civil War battlefields, please visit our website.

Jeff Wells and Mac Pence, Innkeepers
Maury Place at Monument
3101 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23221