was given to all of us by James Henry
and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 through 1925. They wanted Maymont to be preserved so that new generations could enjoy it as much as they did. It’s a special place where the man-made elegance of art and architecture is surrounded by the natural beauty of plants, animals, water and paths. Whether strolling through the gardens, touring the mansion, watching river otters play, petting a goat or picnicking on the lawn, Maymont
is a gift of 100 acres given for all to enjoy.
Explore the Maymont
Mansion, Italian and Japanese gardens, a carriage collection, 400 animals in wildlife exhibits, the Children’s Farm, and the Nature Center.
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is a 15th-century Tudor-style home and was moved from England in 1925 and rebuilt on the banks of the James River. The grounds and gardens reflect the glorious style of England's Tudor
and early Stuart periods
This large two story brick house located in the heart of Richmond
, 's fashionable 19th century "Court End" district was home to John Marshall
and his wife Polly, and their family from 1790 until his death in 1835.
Marshall is best known as the "Great Chief Justice" for his role in creating the modern Supreme Court. He served from 1801 until his death in 1835 and his influential decisions such as Marbury v. Madison helped shaped the principle of judicial review. Marshall was a true Founding Father, serving in local, state and national government as well as the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the United States Government. He was also well known locally as a leading member of Richmond society and a gracious and jovial host.
Listed on the National and Virginia historic registers, the John Marshall
House has undergone remarkably few changes since Marshall's lifetime.
is an annual exhibition of light-based performances, sculpture, large-format projections and interactive projects, organized by the 1708 Gallery. Public art exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to engage with contemporary art in a community atmosphere and is for free.
was created in 2008 on the occasion of 1708 Gallery's 30th birthday as a way to give something to the community. Thus was born the idea of a one-night, free, public art exhibition that would offer our community a chance to engage with contemporary art outside the gallery walls.
It's now easier than ever for visitors to experience the fun and excitement of the James River
with Riverside Outfitters
urban outpost now open for summer. Rent stand up paddleboards, kayaks, mountain bikes and more for the ultimate outdoor adventure.
welcomes you with the their mission to significantly and responsibly increase recreational use of Richmond
's natural landscape by guiding outdoor experiences and inspiring a return to natural fun. Their staff of recreational professionals is committed to delivering a first class experience that is safe and well matched to your desired level of thrill and relaxation.
Bring the family, friends, colleagues and discover a memorable experience right in your backyard.Riverside Outfitters
6836 Old Westham Rd.Richmond
, VA 23225
A stone’s throw from the Pony Pasture Rapid e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Annual Richmond Folk Festival
slated for Oct. 11-13, 2013
Last year, more than 200,000 people visited downtown Richmond's riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance traditional crafts, storytelling and food. The Richmond Folk Festival
has become one of Virginia's largest and most-loved events of the year and has been voted as the best musical festival in Richmond several years running. This FREE three-day festival features more than 30 performers on seven live music stages, along with a Virginia Folk life demonstration area, children's activities, a folk arts marketplace, regional and ethnic foods and more.
The official poster for this year's Richmond Folk Festival
has been revealed. It features a trio of singing cats, was designed by Itty Bitty Press
. The company, run by the husband and wife team of Brianna Bevan and Jason Frank, specializes in T-shirts and limited-edition posters for bands and events.
Copies of the poster can be purchased for $20 at the festival, Plan 9 music, 3017 W. Cary Street, or on the store's website.
October 18th and 19th 2013 from 5 - 11 pm
for the first time at the newly renovated
OLD DOMINION BUILDING of the RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Please note that the date of the Oktoberfest and the location are new!
Also new this year:
A typical Bavarian "Bier Garten" (Beer Garden)
with Entertainment, great tasting Oktoberfest beer and freshly grilled Bratwurst
The 2013 Beer Stein
Each year the Richmond Oktoberfest offers a Beer Stein
with a picture featuring a famous place in Germany
or in Virginia
. Over the years these steins have become real collector items. We are proud to decorate the 2013 Stein with a picture of the "Historic Main Street Train Station" in Richmond.
The Richmond Oktoberfest Committee is planning this year’s event on behalf of the Deutscher Sportclub Richmond
, and the Gesangverein, Virginia
"As always we offer two nights of genuine Bavarian Oktoberfest
entertainment including, traditional and modern German dance music, Bavarian Folk Dancers, and many other surprises."
"As usual we offer a large selection of typical German Oktoberfest foods
, such as sizzling Bratwurst
, pork, chicken, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut
, and landjaeger
This year we feature German Oktoberfest beer from Warsteiner, domestic Oktoberfest beer from Samuel Adams
, and Miller Light
, as well as alcohol free beer, and both, domestic and German wines. In addition we serve water and many of your favorite soft drinks.
For those with a sweet tooth we are proud to have Reinecker's German Bakery
, from Macedonia,Ohio
, which offers a large selection of favorite German pastries and bread.
This year we have two great local bands, the "Orginal Elbe Musikanten
" on Friday, the "ACCA Sauerkraut Band
" on Saturday, and our feature band, "Die Lustigen Almdudler
", from Rochester, New York
, who play the finest “Schunkelmusik”, and dance music for all ages. We also have the Hirschjaeger folk dancers for your viewing pleasure.
For the kids we have our “Kinder Korner”, which offers supervised games for the kids.
For information regarding the tickets and reservations and more, check out our web page at:www.richmondoktoberfestinc.com
February 15 - October 20, 2013
“A History of Richmond
in 50 Objects” explores the history of Richmond
, Virginia, through a selection of objects from the Valentine Richmond History Center
collection. Paying homage to “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” the ground-breaking partnership of the British Museum
and BBC Radio 4
in 2010 that focused on world history, this exhibition continues the dialogue in a way that is uniquely Richmond
. From an 1819 imprint of John Smith’s 1624 Map of Virginia to the rainbow flag that flew at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
in 2011, “RVA 50” examines how objects contain layers of meaning that are both personal and public.
directs two-time Academy Award
® winner Daniel Day-Lewis
in this revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln
pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. The entire film was shot in the Richmond
, VA region.
16000 Theme Park WayDoswell
, VA 23047Kings Dominion
debuts world's largest Peanuts-themed kids area with Planet SnoopyPlanet Snoopy
, a multi-million dollar expansion of Kings Dominion
's former kids zone, will feature 14 acres of 12 new or re-themed attractions, including two live shows, a monorail, and an open-air marketplace based on some of the world's most beloved comic strip characters.Planet Snoopy
activities and Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs in Dinosaurs Alive! are open Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 28 - Oct. 27 from 12pm - 5pm.
GUEST INFORMATION & GENERAL PARK INFORMATION
Please contact (804) 876-5000 with any general park questions between
9 AM - 5 PM Sunday through Saturday.
by Lyndsay Jones
Adding a touch of luxury, elegance and sophistication to your home may make it seem more glamorous.
However, for those in budget and who prefer not to spend a ton of money trying to make the home more luxurious, a creative eye, hard work and some techniques to follow, can glam your home and give the air of luxury you crave without breaking the bank.
De Clutter and Clean
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Get rid of things that you do not use or no longer needed. Items strewn about make a space look busy, cluttered and dirty. Organizing and removing these unnecessary items not only tidy the space up and make it look bigger but make the space look more inviting and luxurious. It is also important to keep the room clean by dusting, vacuuming or mopping on a regular basis which not only will make your space look cleanly but will facilitate keeping the clutter at bay.
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Create instant ambiance in the kitchen with inexpensive tap-style lights. When placed in the space between kitchen wall cabinets and countertops, a subtle light will illuminate a dark kitchen, adding an elegant feel after dark. Another way is placing candles all around the home. Candles are very inexpensive, versatile in use, available in all colors, and can create a cozy environment with virtually no effort. Plus, there are scents for every occasion, season, and holiday. One more thing is switching all lights to dimmers not only softens the light and lets you control the amount of light in a room, but can make the entire home feel richer and luxurious
Add up Magnetic Crystals and Decorative Molding Photo Courtesy of Relish Interiors
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There is a crystal chandelier in virtually every luxurious home. But for the average homeowner, the cost is simply too much to afford. An inexpensive alternative, however, is to purchase magnetic crystals and attach them to your existing light fixture. Available in various shapes, styles, and colors, magnetic crystals can affix to more than just chandeliers.
Decorative molding will be the most expensive. Still, it is an affordable way to add a luxurious touch to any room. Crown molding can be used to add detail to the ceiling, while chair molding can be added to protect and divide wall space.
Laminate and Vinyl flooring
Luxury home goes with hardwood or tile flooring features. Buying genuine hardwood and tile can be quite expensive. If this is still the look that you are going for then there a couple options that are much cheaper. Laminate and vinyl flooring is easy to install and come in a number of synthetic wood stain and tile types. These flooring types are both more resistant to damage and easier to take care of than those of genuine nature.