National Park Service Launches Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary for Richmond, Virginia

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(Washington, DC) — The National Park Service is pleased to announce the launch of a new on-line travel itinerary for Richmond, Virginia. The itinerary, which can be printed as a guide, is available at

The new itinerary highlights 87 local sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers several ways to discover them. Descriptions of each place highlight its significance and include photographs and information on how to visit. Thematic essays provide context for understanding destinations in the itinerary. Maps help visitors plan what to see and do. A Learn More section includes links to additional information on cultural events and activities, other things to see and do, dining and lodging possibilities, units of the National Park System in Virginia, and a bibliography.

The Richmond itinerary is the 46th in the National Park Service’s ongoing Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series. The series promotes public awareness of history and encourages visits to historic places throughout the country.

The National Park Service’s Heritage Education Services, the City of Richmond, Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources produced the itinerary in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.

The Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau worked with the National Park Service and the partners producing the itinerary to sponsor a launch event on Monday, April 14, 2008, with tours and a reception at the Virginia Capitol in Richmond.