My grandparents' house was on Monument Avenue (with 14 kids, they needed the space) and I spent countless days wandering the neighborhood and looking at the statues. Wonderful way to grow up...who were these men? What did they do? Where did they go? Questions like that led me to read history and visit museums. I learned that, if the statues... 更多
This is an inexpensive way to see some history and several miles of really nice homes. We didn't go slow enough to read all of the monuments, mostly because we were taking in the splendor of how the one percent live. It was the day after Christmas when we drove this wide and long boulevard. The landscaping was expectedly a... 更多
For those of you who enjoy Civil War History or belong to The Civil Way Roundtable, take a ride on Monument Avenue and review the Confederacy from the beginning with Robert E. Lee's statue on down through the many other memorable figures from this amazing part of our country's history. At Christmas time, the houses on either side of the... 更多
As mentioned elsewhere the avenue is bordered by lavishly decorated mansions making time spent worthwhile. Seems a bit odd that Arthur Ashe is represented along with historical figures from the past but Richmond has done a great job preserving local American Heritage and Ashe is part of it. Well worth the drive at night especially during Christmas.
From Roseneath to Lombardy, the historic homes of Monument Avenue are lit from rooftop to ground cover for the holidays. Fill the thermos with hot chocolate, pile in the car and prepare to ooh and oggle. The short worthy drive to put you in the spirit of the season. Fun to peer inside too for grand tree gazing. Hard to... 更多
If you like gawping at fab old mansions, this will be (literally) up your street. It had me pulling up my Redfin app to see what might be for sale. Charming gracious street.
Then you will like this. I did not. They include one monument to Arthur Ashe, which was nice, but zero women and none to the sin of slavery. I am Caucasian person with interest in real history of humanity. Most of Richmond is very diverse except monument Ave.