Virginia bed and breakfast Maury Place at Monument is located just 3 miles from the Richmond Canal Walk, one of our city's most scenic attractions. Starting at the American Civil War Center at Tredegar, the Canal Walk follows along the James River, wending through Richmond's Downtown for 1.25 miles, and ending at 18th street. The Walk follows both the James River and the Kanawha Canal, and a path connects to Brown's Island, a popular attraction and entertainment venue. Visitors can learn about four centuries of Richmond History through medallions, exhibits, and monuments featured along the path and at Brown's Island.
Richmond River Cruises are also a great way to see the James River and Richmond's downtown, featuring a 40 minute historical narrative tour on a 38 passenger covered boat along both the river and canal. River Cruises are offered April through November, with schedules and pricing available at the Richmond River Cruise website.
The Richmond Canal Walk is part of Richmond's River District, a thriving downtown area that with restaurants, shopping, historic attractions, and special events. The River District has one-of-a-kind renovated historic buildings, such as old tobacco buildings and warehouses that have been converted into loft apartments, offices, and restaurants. Richmond's historic Main Street Train Station has recently been renovated and re-opened for business. Download a PDF Map of the Richmond River District.
Richmond's River Walk and River District are walking distance to historic attractions such as the Virginia State Capitol and Governor's Mansion, St. John's Church, Edgar Allen Poe Museum, Virginia Holocaust Museum, and the Old Dominion Railway Museum.