Around Richmond

You may have noticed that the 2024 Family Reunion Schedule does not include an outing to a local cultural site. This is intentional. We only get together every two years and a lot happens in between that time. While we have the chance, I want us to spend as much time together as possible.


Therefore, I’m planning everything on Friday and Saturday in the hotel. One reason is because it will be August in Richmond, VA which means the heat outdoors can be a bit unbearable at times. Another reason is this will eliminate the need to find transportation for a large group and won’t be another cost for families, especially those with children. And with it being NASCAR weekend, there will probably be more crowds out and about.


Still, there are opportunities for you to get out and explore Richmond during our scheduled Free Time. Another option is to come a day early or stay a day late to enjoy some of what our Capital City has to offer.


A more complete list of nearby attractions will be in your reunion packet upon arrival, but here are a sampling of places that might be of interest:

King’s Dominion Amusement Park: Price at the gate is $79.99. Purchasing individual tickets online will cost $49.99. If at least 15 people want to go to King’s Dominion on Sunday afternoon, we can get the group rate ticket for $39.99 each.
The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia: Tickets are $10. Open from 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday.
Trail of the Enslaved (Richmond Slave Trail): Free, interactive 2.5 mile path that once led slaves from the docks to the auction houses and features 17 markers that offer education into the legacy of slavery.
Dave & Busters