June 30, 2014
You have family visiting or you're from out of town and you're interested in doing a little sight-seeing: where can you go on the 4th that won't be closed or completely boring? Apart from the numerous firework celebrations happening all around town, here are my top three 4th of July events that will help you fill up those awkward few hours in the afternoon before sundown:
1.St. John's Church Re-enactments- Head over to the Historic St. John's Church to witness Patrick Henry deliver his famous, "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech. Hang around after the proceedings and get your picture taken with Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. Friday, 1:15 – 3 pm
2. Independence Day at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens- Thanks to CarMax, you can get into Lewis Ginter for FREE! Walk around the gardens, soak in the sun, smell some flowers and experience the joy and wonder of the Butterflies Live exhibit. Bring a wagon or a stroller to decorate for a small parade in the Children's Garden around 2 pm. Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
3. A guided tour of the city- There is plenty of history in Richmond, so, why not just take one of the many different types of guided tours available? There are segway tours, trolley tours and even canal boat tours. Pick one and get whisked away on a historical adventure spanning anywhere from 40 minutes-2 hours. Learn a little something to take back to the fam or your friends at home!