Boutique Hotels in Glen Allen, VAVirginia
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Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, Tapestry Collection by Hilton4.28 miles
Learn About The Best Kept Secret in Virginia from Boutique Hotels in Glen Allen
One of the best-kept secrets in Virginia, Glen Allen is home to a variety of attractions that make it an ideal destination for families, history buffs and foodies alike. With its quiet streets and easy access to historic Richmond, it offers small town charm with big city sensibility easily enjoyed from boutique hotels in Glen Allen.
Revisit the Past from Boutique Hotels in Glen Allen
If you're interested in American history and the Civil War, then a trip to nearby Richmond is a must when staying at a boutique hotel in Glen Allen. Steeped in history, Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy and one of the most important cities in the country during that time. Virginia was one of only two states that managed to secede from the Union and join with other southern states in forming their own confederation.
Richmond had an interesting history during its time as a Confederate capital. During much of its existence as such, the surrounding area was a target for Union forces who were fighting against their enemies on land and sea in order to control their territory so they could annex it all into their own nation (which eventually came into being). This made Richmond one of the last Confederate cities left standing after battles ended elsewhere.
Lean into Civil War History from the Best Glen Allen Boutique Hotels
History buffs will love the American Civil War Museum. Housed in the historic Tredegar Iron Works—once the country’s largest industrial site before the Civil War began—it holds some15,000 documents and artifacts from wartime that make learning about this time period interesting for everyone, including cuffs worn by the enslaved, soldier apparel and more. One of the most popular is the White House of the Confederacy, where President Lincoln himself stopped by just ten days before his assassination. The opulent mansion holds artifacts from the Civil War, including Union and Confederate uniforms, weapons and clues of the people who spent time in the home, from the enslaved to free.
Discover downtown Richmond from the Best Glen Allen Boutique Hotels
A short drive from the top Glen Allen boutique hotels, stroll through downtown Richmond for some of the best boutique shopping, civil war relics and dining. as well as a great view of the river. If you're looking for a show, there's no better place than the historic Henrico Theatre. Once used as a bomb shelter during World War II, it’s located just east of downtown Richmond. This performing arts center hosts musicals, plays, concerts and more. The building itself dates back to 1925 and serves as a fine example of art deco architecture.
Visit the Hometown of a Literary Legend from the Top Glen Allen Boutique Hotels
Bibliophiles and authors alike will revel in the Edgar Allen Poe Museum. Illustrations of the famous poem "The Raven" and numerous other artifacts surrounding the life of this great American author, the father of the psychological horror story. Step back in time to see what life was like for the writer and how his everyday life helped shape his esteemed horror novels. Discover all this and more when you book your stay at Glen Allen boutique hotels.
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