About Richmond's Museum District

Nestled between The Fan and Richmond’s West End, the Museum District is one of Richmond’s most significant collections of early 20th century architecture.

The district (formerly referred to as West of the Boulevard) which includes 22 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places became the state’s third largest historic district in 1993 and was added in its entirety to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

The district features the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Historical Society, brick row houses, detached townhouses, apartment buildings, small commercial structures, churches, a synagogue and schools. The dense population of the Museum District coupled by its close proximity to the Carytown shopping district, and its tree-lined sidewalks help define the area as a flourishing pedestrian environment.

We invite you to read through our website and look for ways to become active or involved with the Museum District Association. We welcome your comments and suggestions and look forward to hearing from you.