Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood: Guide to hotels, restaurants, attractions

February 2, 2012
If you go
GETTING THERE

Take Interstate 95 south to exit 76B. Turn left at the stop sign onto West Leigh Street. Continue eight blocks to North Second Street. The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site is on the left.

Bus companies including Megabus and Greyhound offer service to Richmond, with fares starting as low as $1 one-way. Amtrak fares start at $23 one-way.

STAYING THERE

Linden Row Inn

100 E. Franklin St.

804-783-7000

www.lindenrowinn.com

Seven rowhouses built in the mid-1800s make up this historic downtown inn. Rooms from $99.

The Jefferson Hotel

101 W. Franklin St.

804-649-4750

www.jeffersonhotel.com

This five-star hotel, both historic and luxurious, was built in 1895. Weekend rates from $240.

EATING THERE

Croaker’s Spot

1020 Hull St.

804-269-0464

www.croakersspot.com

Bills itself as the “Soul of Seafood” and generous with its “blocks” of corn bread. Entrees start at $11.99.

Perly’s Restaurant

111 E. Grace St.

804-649-2779

This breakfast and lunch place with cozy wooden booths opened 50 years ago. Deli sandwiches, soups, stews and burgers from $3.35.

PLAYING THERE

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

600 N. Second St. (visitor center)

804-771-2017

www.nps.gov/mawa

Free park-ranger-guided tours Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in February. Until 5 p.m. March to October. IPods available for loan, or download the walking tour of the neighborhood from the Web site onto your device.

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

00 Clay St.

804-780-9093

www.blackhistorymuseum.org

Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5; seniors, students and teachers $4; children younger than 12 $3. “Shackles,” an exhibit on slavery and its effects, runs through June 30.

Maymont Mansion

1700 Hampton St.

804-358-7166, Ext. 329

www.maymont.org

“Upstairs/Downstairs” tour of the 100-acre estate shows life from the perspective of the black employees who maintained it; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays in February. $5.

Virginia Historical Society

428 North Blvd.

804-358-4901

www.vahistorical.org

Various events through February, including “Stories at the Museum” program with the reading of selected texts and a craft activity. Stories will be readFeb. 4 and 18 at 11 a.m. Free.

The Chesterfield Library

Various locations

804-530-3403

library.co.chesterfield.va.us

Black history-related songs, dancing and stories throughout the month.

INFORMATION

www.visitrichmondva.com

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