Walk down Monument Avenue to see monuments from the Southern movement of the Civil War, as well as a hometown sports hero. Make your way down the tree-lined boulevard, where you will find monuments memorializing Virginian Confederate participants from the Civil War, as well as historical homes and churches. See monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, J.E.B. Stuart, Matthew Fontaine Maury, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as you make your way down the street. You will also find a monument to Arthur Ashe, an international tennis star from the town. Throughout the year this area hosts a variety of events, like annual races or Confederate holiday celebrations where people gather along the avenue in military costumes. Find out how to plan Richmond trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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Sad to see these monuments up when we need to come together. The stat is for the beautiful houses on the street. Confederate monuments should be taken down and replaced with real heroes of the foundin... more »
I loved this attraction. It says a lot about Richmond and I don't think it is all bad. Yes, slavery is terrible and these men helped perpetuate the institution, but this is part of the states history,... more »
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