Each neighborhood of Richmond has its own notable landmarks, restaurants + charm. This is the start of a new series on how to spend a whole day in each section of the city. We start with the oldest — and technically first — neighborhood of Richmond, 284-year-old Church Hill.
You start an adventure in a single step ― or a single parking space.
Public parking lots near/in Church Hill
- 212 N. 18th St.
- 1813 E. Main St.
- 1538 Dock St.
💡 Pro Tip: download either the City of Richmond’s parking app or ParkMobile to find open spots + track your meter time.
Grab brunch at The Liberty Public House
- 418A N. 25th St.
- Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Try This: Liberty Benedict, includes VA country ham with poached eggs + house hollandaise.
💡 Pro Tip: Take a quick walk to Patrick Henry Park if there’s a wait.
Speaking of historical figures, try out these can’t miss attractions:
Historic St. Johns Church | 2401 E. Broad St. | Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Sun. 12-4 p.m. | Costumed tour guides lead you through the centuries-old building where Patrick Henry gave the “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.
Chimborazo Park | 315 E. Broad St. | Sat./Sun. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Once the site of Chimborazo Hospital, one of the world’s largest military hospitals, the park is a National Historic Landmark with some of the best views in the city.
Church Hill C&O Tunnel | 401 N. 18 St. | The only visual reminder of a horrible railway tunnel collapse 96 years ago, October 2, 1925. At least 2 men and 10 cars are buried, locked away behind this East entrance.
To wrap up your day, get a Triple D (drinks, dinner + dessert) at Metzger Bar & Butchery
- 801 N. 23rd St. | Sat. 5-9 p.m.
- Try This: Schadenfreude, with tequila and mezcal, Carolina trout with bacon + Quark pound cake with brown butter ice cream
There’s still much more to explore. Check out our poll below to tell us which neighborhood we should highlight next.