You may find the information on these Websites helpful, particularly if you’re new to Richmond or are thinking about moving and working here.
Maymont has broad appeal to a general audience, yet enthusiasts representing a great variety of interests seek out the extraordinary and diverse facets of Maymont. We are sure that there is something special at Maymont for you. In fact, it's likely that once you see Maymont, you'll feel compelled to return again and again.
The mission of the Richmond Public Library is to inform, enrich, and empower Richmond’s residents: to enrich lives and expand opportunities for all citizens by promoting reading and the active use of cultural, intellectual, and information resources through a dedication to excellence and professional service.
“Our Mission is to shape the future of Richmond by preserving our distinctive historic character, sparking revitalization and championing our past and future architectural legacy.”
Located in the heart of historic downtown Richmond, the History Center is creating a lively and compelling new center for Richmonders and tourists to discover the diverse stories that come together to tell the history of Richmond.
Located in historic Richmond, Va., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty with more than 40 acres of spectacular gardens and the mid-Atlantic's only classically styled Conservatory open to the public.
The mission of The American Civil War Museum is to be the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians.
The Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers, better known as the Virginia PTA is a volunteer child advocacy association working for ALL children and youth in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Girl Scout Commonwealth Council of Virginia, Inc, (GSCC) serves “more than 18,000 girls and 5,700 adults in 30 counties and the cities of Emporia, Richmond, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Fredericksburg, and Petersburg.”
Since 1913, Scouting programs have thrived in the 'heart of Virginia', a tradition that we plan to continue for many, many more years. It is our mission to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes based on the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
The PATC is a volunteer-based organization, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. The PATC was founded in 1927 by people who planned and built the Appalachian Trail. The club now manages over 1000 miles of hiking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region, along with cabins, shelters, and hundreds of acres of conserved land. PATC volunteers contribute tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service every year. Volunteers maintain trails, cabins, and shelters, teach Leave No Trace principles to hikers and backpackers, publish maps and guidebooks, and help manage a busy headquarters operation. In addition to volunteer opportunities, the club offers a busy calendar of recreational events, including hikes, excursions, cross-country ski weekends, and mountaineering trips.
Check out the area of Shenandoah National Park closest to the Richmond Metro area: SouthShenandoah
The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club is a trail maintenance club and a member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). They construct and maintain foot trails for hikers, including the Appalachian National Scenic Trail between Reed’s Gap and Rockfish Gap. ODATC also provides excursions on this trail or in other areas and conducts educational activities related to the need for preserving areas suitable for outdoor recreation.
The Conservancy, formerly the Appalachian Trail Conference, coordinates maintenance of the Trail between 31 member clubs and the National Park Service.