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Agecroft Hall and Gardens  This imported British manor house offers special events and lectures regularly. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.
American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar  The center features a 10,000-square-foot permanent flagship exhibit, In the Cause of Liberty.  490 Tredegar St. 780-1865.
Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives  Minding the Store: Richmond's Jewish Merchants and Answering the Call: Prayer, Patriotism, Service & Sacrifice are continuing exhibitions. Commonwealth and Community: The Jewish Experience in Virginia is on permanent display. 1109 W. Franklin St. Call 353-2668 or visit www.bethahabah.org.
Canal Boat Cruises  Tour the Canal Walk in a covered boat in Richmond's River District. Hours of operation vary.  Tickets are $4-$5. 649-2800 or visit www.venturerichmond.com.
Children's Museum of Richmond  Art and science exhibits designed for a younger perspective, with events and weekly programs. Admission is $6-$7. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-2667.
Haunts of Richmond  The museum of Richmond's haunted history leads walking tours, Friday-Saturday at 9 p.m. Admission is $15. 11 N. 18th St. 343-3700.
John Marshall House  The restored Federal-style home of the former chief justice of the United States offers tours and exhibits. $4-$6. 818 E. Marshall St. 648-7998.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  More than 30 acres of gardens, changing seasonal displays, numerous events, a children's garden and a bird-watching trail. Admission is $6-$10. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.
Library of Virginia  Books, lectures and art displays can be explored through tours or with a library card. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.
Maymont Park  In Service and Beyond: Domestic Work and Life in a Gilded Age Mansion on permanent display in the Maymont House. The Maymont Foundation offers programs, tours and events for children and adults. 1700 Hampton St. 358-7166 or visit www.maymont.org.
Museum of the Confederacy  Artifacts and information on the Civil War and the antebellum South. 1201 E. Clay St. 649-1861.
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier  A 422-acre Civil War campus with high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. 6125 Boydton Plank Road in Petersburg. 861-2408, ext. 606.
Science Museum of Virginia  The museum offers programs, lectures and classes for children and adults. Admission is $9-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400 or www.smv.org.
Scotchtown  The 18th-century home of Dolley Madison and Patrick Henry is open for guided tours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 648-1889.
Siege Museum  A City Endured: Civil War Photographs of Petersburg, photography by Alexander Gardner, Timothy O'Sullivan and the Matthew Brady studio, on permanent display. 15 W. Bank St. in Petersburg. 733-2427.
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church  Historic African-American church organized in 1867 by the Rev. John Jasper. Tours, bookstore and lunch available. 14 W. Duval St. 648-7511. www.smzbc.org.
St. John's Church  Historic church where Patrick Henry gave his pivotal speech, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Tours available. 2401 E. Broad St. 648-5015. www.historicstjohnschurch.org.
Valentine Richmond History Center  Battle for the City: The Politics of Race, 1950s-1970s, the History Center revisits citywide conflicts over integration, civil rights, urban planning, transportation and political representation. Through Jan. 31. Also, exhibition galleries, archives, the Wickham House, Historic Richmond Tours, CafAc Richmond, gift shop and special events. Closed Mondays. Admission is $10. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.
Virginia Aviation Museum  Forces of Flight, a collection of interactive exhibits on the science of flight. The museum also offers special programs, exhibits and lectures on the history and science of flight. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.
Virginia Center for Architecture   Tours, lectures and hands-on demonstrations exploring architecture, design and related topics. (Suggested donation: $5). Special events are $5-$10. 2501 Monument Ave. 644-3041 or www.virginiaarchitecture.org.
Virginia Fire and Police Museum  The city's oldest police and fire station, Steamer Company No. 5, is home to Gallery5 and antique fire-fighting equipment. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.
Virginia Historical Society Virginians at Work and The Virginia Manufactory of Arms Collection on long-term display.  Also, Sites and Stories: African American History in Virginia, an exhibit of photographs and objects from across the state. 428 N. Boulevard. 342-9665.
Virginia Holocaust Museum Liberation! follows the course of World War II during the period of Europe's liberation, telling the stories of several Richmonders who witnessed it. Exodus exhibits the 1947 attempt to land thousands of Holocaust survivors in Palestine and the creation of Israel. At the museum art gallery, G. Roy Levin's Holocaust paintings are displayed. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.
Virginia House  Photography exhibit detailing the design and building of Virginia House, home of Alexander and Virginia Weddell. Permanent exhibit. 4301 Sulgrave Road in Windsor Farms. 353-4251.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  “One/Off Printmakers: 8 x 10,” prints by Richmond artists. Through Sept. 28. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400
Virginia War Memorial  The memorial honors Virginia's men and women who have fought in previous wars. Also frequent musical performances and lectures. Free admission. 621 S. Belvidere St. 786-2060.
Wilton House Museum  Redefining Ryland: A Portrait of the Virginia Gentry and With Every Season feature photographs and displays that explore the construction of the building at World's End and its relocation to Richmond, as well as the story of the Randolph family. Tours available Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $2.50-$10. 215 S. Wilton Road. 282-5936. 

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