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Sept. 11, 9 am, Monroe Ward, Franklin Street, & Capitol grounds

How about a hike with history with an emphasis on Richmond's women, their buildings and enduring legacy in Monroe Ward?  Add to that, tour the State Capitol grounds where you'll learn about "The Richmond Calamity " of 1870.

This mid-week 6 mile hike begins at Stuart Circle where Monument Avenue joins Franklin Street.

We'll head east down Franklin Street where we'll see all 7 of the remaining structures from the Pre-War Between the States mural at the Woman's Club's Bolling Haxall House in which 27 structures were included.

Then we'll tour the State Capitol grounds.

I can arrange parking on the fourth (top) level of the parking garage which is behind First English Lutheran Church, 1603 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220.  The church is located at the south western quadrant of Stuart Circle.

We will assemble for the hike across Lombardy street at the entrance to One Monument building which is located at the south eastern quadrant of Stuart Circle.


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  • Nancy H.

    Respite in the AC of the Women's Club and Old City Hall was appreciated. The interiors of those buildings were fabulous! My favorite spot was the back of the Lee House where our photo-ops re-created his famous pose.

    September 12, 2013

  • Dennis B.

    The 6.3 mile journey lasted 3 hr. 48 min. I have incorporated into this hike a viewing of all seven homes in Monroe Ward that were saved by Richmond's preservation minded historical societies. Also new in details of R.E. Lee's return to Richmond following the war's end and more detailed descriptions of the monuments on the Capitol grounds. It was warm but tolerable as we took comfort in the sand of trees etc. for most of your hike.

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Cheryl B.

    The heat is going to keep me home today. Looking forward to cooler days.

    September 11, 2013

  • Maureen

    Would it be acceptable to bring a stroller and an infant? He's great on long walks and hikes, he just may be getting a bit big to backpack for 6 miles!

    September 7, 2013

    • Dennis B.

      Maureen it's fine if you want to bring a stroller and infant. We'll be on city streets and crossing lots of intersections.

      September 10, 2013

  • Dennis B.

    When we did this hike June 5, we hiked for 4 hours and covered 6.14 miles.

    September 9, 2013

  • Cheryl B.

    About how long do you think this hike is? I am on grandma duty in the early afternoon.

    September 2, 2013

  • susan

    shoot realized i have another meeting that day :(

    August 19, 2013

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