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A sculpture by glass artist Dale Chihuly in (Credit: AP)

A sculpture by glass artist Dale Chihuly in the sculpture garden of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., which houses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. (Oct. 1, 2013)

Richmond, Va.

Hop off Interstate 95 for a taste of Southern city living and plenty of history.

Jeffrey Cole, as Romeo, and Liz Blake White,
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Jeffrey Cole, as Romeo, and Liz Blake White, as Juliet, during the presentation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at Richmond's 100-acre Maymont Park, in Richmond, Va. (May 11, 2011)

The Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond was
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The Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond was designed by Thomas Jefferson in the Monumental Classical style and has housed state government since 1788. (Feb. 26, 2011)

The George Washington statue in the rotunda at
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The George Washington statue in the rotunda at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. (Aug. 9, 2007)

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A guide leads a tour in the Old
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A guide leads a tour in the Old Senate Chambers at the State Capitol building in Richmond, Va. (Aug. 9, 2007)

The Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corp leads
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The Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corp leads a procession during dedication ceremonies for the newly renovated State Capitol building in Richmond, Va. (May 1, 2007)

A guide leads a tour in the Old
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A guide leads a tour in the Old Senate Chambers at the State Capitol building in Richmond, Va. (Aug. 9, 2007)

The State Capitol building, designed by Thomas Jefferson
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The State Capitol building, designed by Thomas Jefferson in the Monumental Classical style, has housed state government since 1788. (April 30, 2007)

A bicyclist riding on a bridge suspended under
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A bicyclist riding on a bridge suspended under the Lee Bridge over the James River to Belle Isle, in Richmond, Va., where you'll find locals exploring the 54-acre island and resting on its rocky shores. (Oct. 1, 2013)

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Named for its plentiful holly trees, Hollywood Cemetery
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Named for its plentiful holly trees, Hollywood Cemetery along the James River near downtown Richmond, Va., opened in 1849 and has grown to 135-plus acres with more than 80,000 people buried there, including Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler, as well as Confederate president Jefferson Davis and numerous Virginia governors. (Oct. 1, 2013)

Among the more than 80,000 people buried in
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Among the more than 80,000 people buried in Hollywood Cemetery near downtown Richmond, Va., is the first battle casualty of the Civil War along with more than 18,000 Confederate soldiers. (Oct. 1, 2013)

A sculpture by glass artist Dale Chihuly in
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A sculpture by glass artist Dale Chihuly in the sculpture garden of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., which houses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. (Oct. 1, 2013)

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"Brainwaves" by Katie Grinnan is among the 33,000 works of art at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va. (Oct. 1, 2013)

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