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Richmond will captivate you from the first moment you step off the plane. Located on the banks of the James River, there are many places to visit in Richmond that are fascinating as well as fun. Many of them blend colonial charm with modern city life. 

One of the first things to see in Richmond is the Museum of the Virginia Historical Society. The museum has a permanent exhibit which outlines the details the cultures and peoples involved in the creation of the state of Virginia. Nearby is another one of the many Richmond attractions -- the Virginia library. It was inaugurated in 1823 and has a collection numbering in the millions, including books, newspapers, magazines, photographs, prints, and maps. The American Civil War Museum is another one of the major attractions in Richmond. Inside, you can find the nation's largest collection of Confederate memorabilia, including the sword of General Robert E Lee, which he surrendered at Appomattox at the end of the Civil War. Next to the museum is the White House of the Confederacy where the Confederate president, Jefferson Davis, and his family lived during the Civil War. 

The list of stuff to do in Richmond is extensive, and most Richmond activities not related to Confederate history are related to entertainment and art. There are many more interesting things to do in Richmond. Visit the Hollywood cemetery. US Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler and Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and Confederate cavalry hero Jeb Stuart, are buried here, so it should definitely be added to the list of what to do in Richmond.

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