Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. In 1780, the capital moved from Williamsburg to Richmond. It's one of those places on our list of places to see in Virginia as apart from a quick trip for a conference, we have never visited the city.
The city boasts a thriving commercial district, dominated by the law and finance, and home to many local, state, and federal agencies. Richmond is a foodie city and has a large performing, visual, and literary arts footprint. It is home to numerous listed historic districts and sites. There is a lot to see and do in Richmond.