A fish sculpture with paintings related to the Confederacy adorns the entrance to the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va. (Steve Helber, Associated Press / September 5, 2007)
Stay here: Linden Row Inn, conveniently located downtown Richmond at 100 East Franklin Street, is made up of seven row houses that were built in the 1800s. This 70-bedroom hotel provides all the modern amenities while still giving the old feeling of the finely kept 17th century homes. For rates starting at around $100per night this hotel is a great catch.
Eat here: Savor, 201 West 7th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224; 804-527-2867. Honored by Richmond Magazine as one 2000 Best New Restaurants, Savor offers savory treats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, they serve coffees, teas and desserts.
Don't miss this: The American Civil War Center, 490 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219; 804-780-1865. General admission is $8 and they are opened every day from 9am to 5pm. They explore the history of the war from the eyes of the Union, the Confederate, and of African Americans. Also, while there's no shortage of mansions and historic homes in Richmond, aa visitor won't go wrong choosing to see Maymont House and Park, which covers 100 acres. It is actually several attractions in one: a 33-room mansion built in 1893 (accessible by guided tour only), spectacular gardens, a nature center with interactive exhibits and a children's farm.
Get there: Richmond is located at the junction of Interstate 95 and Interstate 65 and is roughly a two-hour drive from Baltimore.
For more information: Visit www.visitrichmondva.com or call 800-370-9004