George Washington’s vision for a canal system in Virginia began in the 18th century to bypass the falls of the James river. By 1840, the canal was completed from Richmond to Lynchburg and passengers, wheat, and tobacco filled the boats that cruised its waters. The railroad thundered onto the scene by the 1880’s and canal travel was obsolete. By the turn of the century, the canals were abandoned and fell into disrepair. Today Richmond’s canal has been restored and flat-bottomed boats steered by your captain offer unmatched views of the city of Richmond as well as the natural beauty of the James River. (more…)
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The 26th season of Friday Night Cheers at Brown’s Island began Friday May 7 2010 and continues til Friday June 25th (except Friday 14th, when Brown’s Island is the site of Dominion RiverRock). Each concert begins at 6:30PM and the music continues til 9:30PM.
This year Friday Cheers is instituting a $2 admission fee on those 13 years old or older. Fee may be paid at all three entry points to Brown’s Island in downtown Richmond, Virginia overlooking the James River. Credit and debit cards will only be accepted at the pedestrian bridge at 7th Street and the vehicular bridge past 5th Street. Venture Richmond, organizer of the event, is celebrating 26 years of music along the river. Thousands relax after the work week on Brown’s Island to meet friends and to hear some of the nation’s hottest touring acts and some of the region’s top bands. Check the schedule and the answers to your FAQ’s.
The William Miller House Bed and Breakfast in Richmond isn’t listed as a downtown place to stay on their website, but we’re less than a mile and a half from Brown’s Island at the most. As a confirmed weekend guest, you can take advantage of free parking at our downtown inn and walk to Brown’s Island or ride the free 2BNB (big green bus stops a block away) to the Bottom and Back to take advantage of this very Richmond series of events.
The Fan Woman’s Club presents its annual Kitchen and Garden Tour Sunday May 2, 2010 between 1 PM and 6 PM. Eight fabulous Fan District private homes are opening their doors and their gardens to tour ticket holders. Tickets are available on line as well as at a few local commercial establishments. Ticket info. Advance tickets may be purchased on-line through 6 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2010. A preview of homes including photos by local photographer, Tony Giammarino, are available as well as short descriptions of what to expect at each residence. Take a peek, whet your appetite for a glimpse into family life in the Fan, purchase a ticket or two, and make it a great Sunday afternoon. One of the tour homes is just two blocks away from our B & B.
The Fan Woman’s Club Annual Kitchen and Garden Tour is another one of Richmond Virginia’s best kept secrets. Visit Richmond, stay at our downtown Richmond inn, and we’ll share the best of the best with you from dining options at neighborhood eateries, sights to see, things to do, and we’ll give you insight into living in Richmond’s premier neighborhood. Our bed and breakfast features two classic, elegant guest rooms, each with a private en suite bath, high end bedding and luxurious linens, thick thirsty towels, high speed WiFi, cable equipped flat screen TV’s, a complimentary evening wine hour, and a hearty gourmet breakfast as well as a host of other amenities to make your stay memorable. Don’t forget one of our rooms has a whirlpool tub in addition to a separate tiled shower.
We’re looking forward to your visit!
Our Richmond bed and breakfast is in the middle of it all – mysterious maps, cryptic clues and hidden treasures! The Fourth Annual Great Richmond Region Adventure on April 24 to celebrate National Tourism Week is brought to residents and visitors alike by the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau and Ravenchase Adventures. Teams of up to 6 people can register for this challenging foot race through the Museum District and the Fan District using an adventure map and clues to decipher puzzles and crack codes to beat your opponents and take home a $1,700 prize. Race time is from 10 AM to 1 PM, with an after party and awards event between 1PM and 2PM. Registration is $35 a person. It’s a fun and challenging way to spend a Saturday in April! The actual start location and logistical information is secret until you register for this Richmond version of a combination of The Amazing Race, National Treasure, and The Da Vinci Code.
And, to make sure you’ve had breakfast before the competition, stay at our Richmond lodging the night before, and you’ll be treated to a hearty, gourmet breakfast – that’s to die for! Better yet stay Friday and Saturday nights, make it a unique weekend to remember!
Sunday is the big day! A short walk from our Richmond Virginia bed and breakfast is Lee Circle, the start of Richmond’s very own Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue between Allen Avenue and Davis Street. Music, fun, food, vendors, jugglers, and other entertainment will make this Easter an extraordinary memory. Festivities start at 1 PM on Easter Sunday and the party goes on until 5 PM. The free event is organized and produced by Venture Richmond, an organization that engages business and community leaders in partnering with the city to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events. Easter on Parade is sponsored by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System – check out photos #1, #2, and #12 from previous Easter on Parade events! Even Ronald McDonald was spotted among the people strolling Monument Avenue.
Richmond’s unique Easter celebration attracts tens of thousands of residents and visitors to these four blocks of Monument Avenue, who stroll the picturesque street in celebration of Spring’s arrival. It is THE place to people-watch and to be seen! Yes, the attendees are the parade since most entertainment is stationary, taking up their stage on Monument Avenue resident’s porches; others rove through the crowd capturing attention as they proceed along. The weather forecast for this year’s event is spectacular! Highlights include a pet bonnet contest at 3 PM on the stage set up at the Lee Monument; a people bonnet contest takes place there at 4 PM.