The Downtown district of Richmond includes the business district, Shockoe (split into Shockoe Bottom and Shockoe Slip), Jackson Ward and Tobacco Row.

Get around

By bus

GRTC operates route 52 and 53 loop in the central business district with stops at the Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital, the bus transit hub at 9th street and Leigh Street, the State Capitol, Amtrak Station, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum and Holocaust Museum. Their phone number is: +1 804 358-4782. Buses run every 25 minutes and the fare is $1.50.



At night, aside from bars and nightclubs, Richmond's downtown is relatively subdued as most locals live and remain in the extended suburbs. But on the first Friday of every month, you can get a pleasant experience of art, culture and people-watching at the First Fridays Art walk along Historic Broad Street, east of Belvidere Street and west of 9th Street as well as in Historic Jackson Ward and Monroe Ward. The hours are 5pm-9pm, rain or shine. More information .






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