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Learning the History

The City of Richmond was founded in 1798, leaving over 225 years of history for you to discover. Explore historic downtown and Millstone Park using our “Walking Tour” guide to pave the way.

If you’re curious about the Battle of Richmond, take the scenic route to Battlefield Visitors Center and Battlefield Park to see where the battle took place, and learn more about what Richmond was like during the Civil War.

Not only are Richmond’s historic locations important, but we are known for being the home to some of history’s celebrities. Daniel Boone is a prominent historical figure in Richmond, and you can learn more about his expeditions and contributions by adventuring to Fort Boonesborough from April through October.

Cassius Clay, not to be confused with Muhammad Ali, is another celebrity Richmond’s history was written by. You can explore Clay’s lineage through a walking tour of White Hall Historic Site off Exit 95, or by visiting our office and glancing through our teaser exhibit.