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Richmond is located 105 miles southwest of Washington D.C. It is situated along Interstate 95 on the banks of the James River, near Pocahontas State Forest and State Park.

The 2000 Census reported the city's population at 197,790, a loss of 5,266 over 1990.

The capital of Virginia, Richmond has experienced the renovation of several historic districts in the downtown area. A walking tour along a canal features locks at Byrd & 12th streets, built in 1854. The warehouses of Shockoe Slip have been restored and the streets re-cobbled; the neighborhood is now a feature of Richmond's dining and night life.

This one time capital of the Confederacy is a major destination for experiencing Civil War history. Hollywood Cemetery, the Museum of the Confederacy, as well as battlefield parks and trails, are among the many attractions. Statues along Monument Avenue were originally erected in 1890, at which time the Robert E. Lee Monument was dedicated.

Richmond is part of the Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia metro area.

Richmond's Original Italian Street Festival | Richmond Greek Festival | Richmond Memorial Hospital School Of Nursing | Virginia Institute Of Pastoral Care |
Art Willa Frayser Studio |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Canal Club | Hotel John Marshall | Bon Secours-Stuart Circle Hospital |
History Maggie L Walker National Historic Site |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Econo Lodge North Parham Road | Hotel John Marshall | Shoney's Inn |
Museum Federal Reserve Money Museum | Richmond National Battlefield Park |
Shopping Adrian Luxmoore | House of Lighting | Jack B. Nimble Gifts |
Transportation Annabell Lee Riverboat Cruises | Eagle Cruises |
Virginia State Parks Pocahontas State Park & Forest |

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12/09 Coming to The area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Bethesda MD May11-12 Delight in fine art created by 130 of nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival Annapolis MD June9 View the juried works of 200 of the regions’ best artists and craftsmen. Sample wines from over 25 Maryland wineries in our expanded wine pavilions. Purchase a bottle of wine and relax while listening to smooth jazz all day long.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.