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Fan District

West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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Used to live here still visit

It is a really great area to visit, there is lots of very cool little shops and unique things about... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Ben M
Midlothian, Virginia
Great Neighborhood for Touring

The Fan is one of the most interesting parts of Richmond, full of beautiful homes, great shops and... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

It is a really great area to visit, there is lots of very cool little shops and unique things about the area, you can visit one of the bakeries, antique clothing stores, the dozens of restaurants not just on cary st but places like cuba...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Fan is one of the most interesting parts of Richmond, full of beautiful homes, great shops and foods, interesting monuments (including tennis great Arthur Ashe), and more. Easy to find, and convenient to downtown, the art museum, and other attractions, this is part of...More

Thank 18554travel
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Called the Fan district because - wait for it - it is in the shape of a fan - wow!! - it is, however, a really nice area to wander around. You'll be in the museum area with the VFAM and VA Historical Society, so...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I moved to the fan a few years ago and love it! Great neighbors, restaurants/bars, architecture and it's close to all the best things RVA has to offer.

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a beautiful updated building with historic archives and special collections. The street setting is impressive

Thank papetro
Reviewed 7 December 2016

There is a lot of history there. Old homes and old roads(includes a could of brick roads. There are some good resteraunts and unique stores.

Thank colleenwhittaker19
Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are driving take your patience with you because everyother road is one way. A lot to look at, the old homes, shops etc..

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Neat place to stroll around and find little neighborhood bars & restaurants. Occasional park to rest & relax in.

Thank mirandam00re
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Fan is a diverse collection of wealth and poverty, grandeur and decay. There are pockets of great architectural beauty, and neighborhoods with old sofas on the front porches. It is definitely interesting to drive through this area and appreciate the history and architecture, and...More

2  Thank mpowellinteriors
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The walk along the streets were worth the time. We truly got the feeling of the old town here. We ate at "District 5" and really enjoyed our meal there. Using http://richmondmuralproject.squarespace.com/ we plotted the places into our map and got to see quite a...More

2  Thank Kjetil B
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We will be in Richmond area for three days. We are planning to visit the Fan district on a weekday evening. What will be a good time for us to visit? Please share advise about parking?
26 August 2015|
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