Many say that Richmond’s campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation. The 350-acre campus is filled with ponds, trails and gorgeous Gothic buildings. Six miles away lies the city itself. Richmond is rich with culture, restaurants, history and outdoor recreation. You can find class IV kayaking rapids, Edgar Allen Poe’s home, and the Museum of the Confederacy. If you are looking for more, Washington DC is just a short two hours away.
Breakfast: You might want to plan your campus tour for the later morning so you can go to Perly’s (Yiddish for delicious). Perly’s looks like a diner from the ‘50s but it is actually a Jewish deli. They have a homemade celery soda named the Larry David! Our recommendation is to have the Babka French Toast! If you're there on a Sunday, they have a great brunch. Be prepared for a wait.
Lunch: On campus is the Heilman Dining Center. You can choose from a salad bar, a vegetarian station, pizza and many more. Off campus, Mama J’s offers Southern Fried classics. A Richmond landmark, Millies Diner is famous for its legendary brunch but you can stop by for lunch to enjoy their excellent burgers or sandwiches.
Casual: Share a couple of small plates at Pasture. The Southern inspired menu includes pork meatballs, Steak tartare, roasted chicken and ribs. If you are in the mood for Italian, try Enoteca Sogno. They have a nice wine list and the fresh pastas are a must try. Order the skirt steak at Dutch and Company and enjoy the lively and energetic atmosphere. Saison Market is the dressed down version of it's next door sister restaurant, Saison - helmed by chef Adam Hall and Jay Bayer.
A Step Up: The Roosevelt is a restaurant you can't miss! Its relaxed, friendly atmosphere gives off an authentic, Southern vibe. James Beard finalist, Chef Lee Gregory, is the chef at the Roosevelt and creates the most brilliant, delicious dishes (Tip: start with the cornbread with maple bourbon butter, followed by a delicious roasted pork shoulder, and end with the coconut cake. Don’t miss the genius cocktails). If you can’t get a reservation at The Roosevelt, try The Heritage - another great restaurant. The award winning cocktails alone are worth a visit, but it would be a shame to skip the Bourbon Barrel Smoked Pork Belly!
Local Attractions: There is so much to see and do in Richmond that you really need four days to cover most of the attractions offered in this city. Since Richmond played a major role in America's history, you can choose from a plethora of historical places. Start at Church Hill where Patrick Henry famously said "Give me liberty or give me death." Visit The American Civil War Museum or take a tour through Hollywood Cemetery and see where a few of our presidents were buried. If you are in the mood to savor the great outdoors, consider James River Park where you can enjoy guided kayaking tours. There are over 20 museums you can choose from too.
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RICHMOND FAST FACTS
Blue & Red
Early Decision 1 and 2
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
(p) (804) 289-8640
(f) (804) 287-6003
Gil Villanueva, Dean of Admissions
NCAA Division III
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