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.
Linden Row Inn
100 E. Franklin St.
Seven rowhouses built in the mid-1800s make up this historic downtown inn. Rooms from $99.
The Jefferson Hotel
101 W. Franklin St.
This five-star hotel, both historic and luxurious, was built in 1895. Weekend rates from $240.
1020 Hull St.
Bills itself as the “Soul of Seafood” and generous with its “blocks” of corn bread. Entrees start at $11.99.
111 E. Grace St.
This breakfast and lunch place with cozy wooden booths opened 50 years ago. Deli sandwiches, soups, stews and burgers from $3.35.
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
600 N. Second St. (visitor center)
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.
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.
1700 Hampton St.
804-358-7166, Ext. 329
“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.
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
Black history-related songs, dancing and stories throughout the month.