The city of Sandstone is only a 13 minute drive from Richmond, the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the former primary capital of the Confederate States of America. The hotels in Sandston below might not have the same history as Richmond, but they have been offering guests a great place to relax after visiting attractions in the capital city, including:
Everyone has heard the winning side’s version of the American Civil War; get the losing side’s version at the Museum and White House of the Confederacy. The museum has information about the battles, personalities and leaders; while the White House, the residency of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, contains more than half the original furniture and is remarkable for its historical significance.
While you are in downtown Richmond, take the elevator to the 18th floor of City Hall to the City Hall Observation Desk for breathtaking views of the city. Visit this observation deck at the beginning or end of your trip to truly appreciate the history that shaped this city.
Escape the Virginia heat and immerse yourself in American history for a few hours at the Virginia State Capital. Built in 1788 and designed by Thomas Jefferson himself, this building houses the Virginia General Assembly and offers guided and self-guided tours to view the grounds at your own pace.
If you are an aircraft and military history buff, visit the Virginia Aviation Museum. Plan to spend an hour or two at this hands-on museum with its 38 military and civilian aircraft, early flight memorabilia and reproductions of the Wright brothers’ kite.
A must visit stop for literary and Poe lovers is the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in downtown Richmond. Pay respect to the legend and discover early additions of his work, items from his childhood, handwritten manuscripts and the theories of his mystery death.
Located in the heart of Richmond, end your trip with a Virginia Commonwealth University Division 1 NCAA game or a variety of special events. The main event is when the VCU Rams men’s basketball team plays in the 7,500-seat Verizon Wireless Arena.
Whether you decide to immerse yourself in history, catch a basketball game or explore the Virginia forests, let the hotels in Sandston VA below provide you with the southern hospitality and setting you need to have a memorable trip.
Richmond, VA, US, 23237
Glen Allen, VA, US, 23059
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