Richmond Region Tourism has opened its fourth Visitor Center within the historic Robinson House at the Virginia Museum Fine Arts. The new center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers free sightseeing and tourist info for visitors.
RRT’s Visitor Centers are staffed with specialists who are available to assist with tour suggestions, regional maps, hotel reservations, and other travel needs. More than 40,000 people took advantage of the complimentary service last year.
Because of the Robinson House’s location on the Boulevard and proximity to I-95/I-64, the new Visitor Center is a convenient stop for people traveling to and through Richmond. The Visitor Center also sits between two of the region’s prominent museums: The VMFA and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
Signage on the interstate will direct travelers to the Visitor Center. Free 30-minute parking is offered at the VMFA deck. Bus parking is also available.
“We are grateful for our partnership with the VMFA that helped make this new resource for travelers a reality,” said Jack Berry, Richmond Region Tourism President & CEO. “With 7 million visitors spending more than $2 billion annually, tourism continues to be an important part of our region’s economy. Richmond Region Tourism’s Visitor Centers help ensure visitors have a great experience as they explore everything our region has to offer.”
Approximately 20 part-time Destination Specialists work across RRT’s Visitor Centers. According to a study commissioned by the organization in 2011, Visitor Centers help boost visitor spending by an additional $650,000 annually.
In addition to the Robinson House, RRT operates Visitor Centers inside the following locations: the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 405 N 3rd St., Richmond; the Airport Visitor Center, 1 Richmond E. Byrd Terminal Dr., Suite A, Sandston; and Bass Pro Shops, 11550 Lakeridge Parkway, Ashland. A Mobile Visitor Center also travels to events throughout the region.