Incredible Art - for Free!
While most of Richmond's museums and attractions are focused on local history, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an incredible exception. Recently undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion, the VMFA has collections ranging from ancient times through the 21st century and is known in particular for their Faberge egg collection.
Best of all, the VMFA offers free admission to their permanent exhibits (temporary exhibits are an additional fee) and is open late on Thursday and Friday evenings to make art accessible for everyone. Visitors are encouraged to join in on free guided tours or pick up an audio-guide.