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6451 Bayside Lane
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: (804) 639-3500
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Arts & Museums
Children's Museum of Richmond - Chesterfield located in Midlothian offers various interactive programs targeted to different age groups. There are many hands-on exhibits and programs that will keep the little ones engaged for a long time. There are wide array of activities that your kids will enjoy. To know more call ahead.
Built in 1822 by William Winfree, Magnolia Grange is a beautiful and carefully restored Federal-style plantation home. The house features wallpaper and carpeting which are not usually found in other Richmond area restored homes. Magnolia is also noted for its elaborate ceiling medalions and carvings on its doors, windows and mantels.
The Chesterfield Plantation was built by Parke Poindexter, a Clerk of the Court at Chesterfield County from 1812 until 1847. It currently serves as the headquarters for the Chesterfield Historical Society and holds a research library that is free to the public. In addition to the rich architecture that you'll be able to enjoy upon visiting, there are also artifacts from the era that will be available to see: collections of manuscripts, database of veterans, family files, scrapbooks and more. This is a historical experience that is both fun and educational and appropriate for all ages.
Established in 1962, the Rice House was designed by architect Richard Neutra for the industrialist Walter Lyman Rice. Done up in a chic modern international style, the house looks splendid in twilight. After Rice's death, the family donated the place to Science Museum of Virginia that now exclusively uses the property for events and as a guesthouse for visiting scientists. The site is now a part of the US National Register for Historic Places since 1999.
This Tudor house once overlooked the Irwell River in Lancashire, England. In 1929, it was moved to this site, reminiscent of the original, overlooking the James River in Richmond's Windsor Farms neighborhood. Agecroft contains furnishings dating back from 1485 to 1660, including an interesting 1610 lantern clock that tells time only on the hour. Landscape artist Charles Gillette designed the gardens, which include an Elizabethan knot garden that blooms with fragrant and medicinal plants. When you visit Agecroft, you are stepping back in time and into the lives of gentry in the English Tudor period. Guided tours are available for the museum and the gardens are self-guided.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayettte were all entertained at this stunning Georgian plantation home. Wilton was built by William Randolph III in 1753. It was moved from the Virginia countryside to Richmond's historic Windsor Farms neighborhood in the 1934. Period furniture and original wood paneling create a charming atmosphere.
Built in 1893, this beautiful home on the James River is a classic example of Victorian architecture and landscaping. Maymont Mansion is filled with period furniture including a magnificent swan bed. Trees and plants from all over the world were cultivated here by the owners. The English, Japanese and Italian gardens are romantic spots for strolling and picnicking. A carriage collection, children's farm and small zoo are other favorite attractions. Admission to the home and children's farm is free, although donations are requested.
Openings on the first Friday of each month bring new artists to the Chasen Galleries. Featuring a larger grouping of artists, numerous mediums are represented here including paintings, sculpture and pottery. Also featured are works of 3D art, ceramic tile pieces and glazed tile paintings. Chasen has a fine collection of estate art and fine art books as well.
Step through the enchanting garden-like courtyard of the Thomas Kinkade Gallery. You will find yourself surrounded by soft, impressionistic paintings full of light, color and texture. Artists Thomas Kinkade and Howard Belurens depict scenes ranging from the Chicago Water Tower to wide open spaces and flowing rivers. Kinkade is an award-winning painter who has been honored along with Norman Rockwell as a charter inductee into the Bradford International Hall of Fame for Plate Artists. Belurens has been painting since the Depression.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts contains comprehensive collections of works from ancient times to the present. Permanent exhibits include pieces from ancient Greece, a tapestry hall, a medieval chapel and the largest collection of Faberge eggs outside of Russia. A regular schedule of temporary exhibits rounds out this comprehensive art museum. A peaceful sculpture garden provides a place for a quiet rest beside the rushing fountains. Admission is free, although USD5 donations are suggested.
For 150 years the Virginia Historical Society has been collecting portraits, manuscripts and artifacts, such as books, bound serials, sheet music, the largest collection of Confederate-made weapons in the world and much more. Semi-permanent exhibits include, "The Story of Virginia, an American Experience" and "The Seasons of the Confederacy." During 2014, most of the exhibition places will be closed for renovations - however, the library, museum shop and select programs are still available.
Art Works Studios and Galleries is the perfect place to plan a party, wedding, or to host a gallery showing for art. If you want to have your creations seen, then Art Works will collaborate with you to make sure that everything goes according to how you'd like it. Gallery spaces are aplenty on the two floors of the building. There are some galleries that are always available to peruse, so you can check out local artists' work - from paintings, photographs, jewelry and crafts - and perhaps make a purchase or two. On the 4th day of the month, the entire building is open to the public, including all of the rented spaces, and food as well as music is provided while you walk around and check out the talent. There are monthly youth art classes and group art projects that are offered to the public.