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Fan District

West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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Enjoyable walk, nice area!

This is an interesting area bordered by the Museum District and Monument Avenue with plenty of... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
Beautiful area full of historic homes

Walking along this and Monument Boulevard is certainly worth a visitor's time. The homes are... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Patricia K
Haymarket, Virginia
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Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles predominate along this 85-block-long Victorian historic district.
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West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is an interesting area bordered by the Museum District and Monument Avenue with plenty of older, historical homes to look at. Well worth doing and when you finish walking, you can head to nearby Carytown for some lunch!

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Walking along this and Monument Boulevard is certainly worth a visitor's time. The homes are beautifully kept and historically preserved with lovely gardens.

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 3 December 2017

An historical neighborhood. The architectural homes are something to see. Each is individual and very well preserved and taken care of.

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Most of the homes here were built between 1890 and 1910. The homes have a lot of interest features. It is always interesting to find open houses on the weekend so you can go inside homes.

Thank By_His_Grace
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This tree-lined boulevard what the highlight of my day looking over the 6 monuments found along it, 5 honoring Confederate Army and government figures. The neighborhood has a formal yet friendly feel and I strolled among the monuments while reflecting on their meaning. Tourists might...More

Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The Fan is principally a residential area with lots a sidewalks and a variety of architectural styles-a feast for the eye while getting exercise. Named for the streets which increase in number as one moves west (fan out), the area was developed in the last...More

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

One gets a sense of the Southern roots of Richmond in the graceful houses and neighborhoods. And DO NOT miss the Jefferson, even if you do not stay there!

Thank gayhayward
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Lovely neighborough, old pretty houses from late 1800s, bricks. Very neat and unique. Nice area to stroll around.

1  Thank Ramona P
Reviewed 5 April 2017

It is a really great area to visit, there is lots of very cool little shops and unique things about the area, you can visit one of the bakeries, antique clothing stores, the dozens of restaurants not just on cary st but places like cuba...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Fan is one of the most interesting parts of Richmond, full of beautiful homes, great shops and foods, interesting monuments (including tennis great Arthur Ashe), and more. Easy to find, and convenient to downtown, the art museum, and other attractions, this is part of...More

1  Thank 18554travel
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