|View single post by PvtClewell|
|Posted: Mon Jan 26th, 2009 12:29 am||
|Durn that SusanSweet, she beat me to it.
I heartily endorse everything she said.
Other points of interest in Richmond might include Chimborazo Heights, which was the site of one of the largest hospitals of the Civil War, mostly a park now (although they might still have a small medical museum there); and Monument Avenue (impressive statues of Lee, Jackson, Davis and Stuart), which borders the Fan District and will only take a few minutes of your time. Your wife might enjoy shopping the boutiques on nearby Cary Street if you need a trade-off from all the CW stuff you're doing. Tons of good eating at Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom.
My wife and I usually stay at the Catlin-Abbott House (a B&B) when we visit Richmond. It's a block from St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry chose between liberty and death (although that might be a sore spot for you, huh?).
Depending on how much time you have, Fredericksburg (and thus Chancellorsville and Spotsylvania) are about 50-60 miles to the north of Richmond, and Petersburg is about a half-hour to the south.
But to echo Susan, the Mariners' Museum (http://www.mariner.org/) is essential. Plan for at least a half-day visit there just for the Monitor Center.
If you want to come down to NC and pick me up, I can be your guide. I like how the English speak English.
Last edited on Mon Jan 26th, 2009 12:32 am by PvtClewell