Tobacco and Trolleys: Industry and Transportation
Antebellum Architecture
Richmond's African American Heritage
The Continuing legacy of Historic Preservation
Discover Our Heritage Travel Itinerary


The National Park Service's Heritage Education Services, the City of Richmond, Richmond National Battlefield Park and the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers proudly invite you to explore Richmond, the State Capital of Virginia. Richmond is one of the oldest and most historically and architecturally rich communities in the United States.  This Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary explores the city and highlights 87 historic places listed in the National Register of Historic Places that together bring three centuries of history in Richmond to life.

The Richmond travel itinerary offers several ways to discover the city’s historic places:

• Descriptions of each featured historic place on the List of Sites highlighting its significance, including color images and information on how to visit. 

•Essays with background history on important themes in the city’s development offer context for understanding historic places featured in the itinerary. Visitors can read about Tobacco and Trolleys: Industry and Transportation, Antebellum Architecture in Richmond, Richmond’s African American Heritage, and The Continuing Legacy of Historic Preservation.

Maps to help visitors plan what to see and do.

•A Learn More section with links to relevant websites such as tourism websites with information on cultural events and activities, other things to see and do, and dining and lodging possibilities.  This section also provides a bibliography.

View the itinerary online or print it as a guide if you plan to visit in person.  The Richmond itinerary, the 46th in this ongoing series, is part of the Department of the Interior’s strategy to promote public awareness of history and encourage visits to historic places throughout the nation.  The itineraries are created by a partnership of the National Park Service; the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers; and federal, state, and local governments and private organizations in communities, regions, and heritage areas throughout the United States.  The itineraries help people everywhere learn about and plan trips to visit the amazing diversity of this country’s historic places that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The National Park Service and its partners hope you enjoy this itinerary and others in the series.  If you have any comments or questions, please just click on the e-mail address at “comments or questions” on the bottom of each page.