Richmond/Museum District

Historic houses in the Museum District

The Museum District is a district in Richmond, Virginia. In 1993, after many years of work this neighborhood was recognized as a Federal and State Historic District. This district consists of early 20th century housing, and it is home to many of Virginia's great museums. The district is located west of the Boulevard, between Cary Street and Broad Street. In 1995 the first Home and Garden tour was held, with many houses displaying beautiful landscapes.

"Carytown" is the strip of Cary St. between Thompson and Boulevard. Carytown offers top rated restaurants and shops that are easily pedestrian accessible.

Get in

Car - Brush up on your parallel parking skills

Bus - GRTC

Taxi - Many Options

Walking - Very pedestrian friendly.


The Richmond Street Drummers - Local teenagers, group of 1 - 6 boys, jamming on trash can style drum kit. If you see them you know you are in a happening place. Be sure to show them support.


Many of Virginia's most famous museums are located in this district (hence the name).


Byrd Theatre []- HIstoric Richmond Theatre, showing movies at $1.99. Go there on Saturday nights to hear The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ played by the brilliant Bob Gulledge prior to the movie.


Chop Suey Books - offering an interesting selection of new and used books.

American Apparel

Sweet Clementine - Trendy Consignment clothing

Need Supply Co. - A unique collection of vintage pieces. As a Richmond based boutique we incorporate the culture and style of the city into our mix and attitude.

Elwood Thompson's Local Market -Carytown's Own natural food market. Check out their hot bar for quick meals!



New York Deli - Huge Selection of draft beer, and a good lively atmosphere


History of Maury Place at Monument

The original building permit issued for this Richmond, Virginia historic home, now Maury Place bed and breakfast inn, reveals that construction began on May 16, 1916 at a cost of $10,000! The 4600-square-foot house was built for Miss Addie Sturdivant, who never lived there. The house was built before Monument Avenue was paved west of the Boulevard and before the Maury Monument was unveiled. It was designed by German architect, Carl Ruehrmund, who designed other buildings on Monument Avenue, Grace Street, and Franklin Street in Richmond. Perhaps the earliest prominent owner of Maury Place was Dr. John Weitzel, who was a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and one of Richmond's first pediatricians.


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