Museum District Bed & Breakfast

2811 Grove Avenue , Richmond, VA 23221 USA (Show map)


Step out our front door and you'll see the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts right across the street, with the Virginia Historical Society just beyond. Walk two more blocks and you're at Monument Avenue, the only street in the nation designated a national historic landmark. But we're not just about history, exquisite architecture, and culture. We're two blocks from Carytown, Richmond's unique shopping district, featuring eclectic shops, restaurants of every description (including two 4-star restaurants), the historic Byrd Theatre, neighborhood pubs, and live music spots. We're also a seven-minute ride to Richmond's downtown, where you'll find the Capitol Building designed by Thomas Jefferson and the charming cobblestone streets of Shockoe Slip with its many restaurants and clubs.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

An amazing find

4.6 on June 16, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay in the Carriage House - with our car parked just outside. The bed had ironed sheets and pillowcases! Anna kept in contact with us from the time we booked and was a delightful hostess. She provided maps, information and tidbits. After our late morning arrival we went straight to the VMFA which is across the street and then to the VHS. Anna provided wine and cheese and crackers from 5.00pm - 6.00pm - actually much later. Neighbours popped in and other guests arrived to enjoy the social occasion. However, Anna's most generous breakfasts are to die for with granola from her whole foods store, yoghurt, and an assortment of fresh berries. Then bacon with free range scrambled eggs from a nearby farm. This was followed by the best croissants outside France and a cinnamon bun. Tea and coffee was refilled. Can't speak highly enough of Museum BnB. Adelaide, Australia.

Great stay

4.8 on April 23, 2017

Anna goes out of her way to make your stay enjoyable and to make you feel at home. She pays attention to every detail -from where she gets her eggs to how your room is made up. The B&B is lovely, Anna has great recommendations, and a lovely wine and cheese happy hour. The location is perfect, and she happily accomodated our party of 3. Museum District B & B is a perfect place to stay.

Anna was the best host ever

4.8 on January 29, 2017

What a lovely find. We only stayed one night in the carriage house in late January 2017. Anna put on a lovely wine and cheese happy hour at 5pm and with the guests from around the world or locals, we had a wonderful night. Breakfast the next morning was the best B&B breakfast - so much care for detail. Would totally recommend this place if you are in Richmond, VA.

Just Perfect

4.2 on May 05, 2016

I recently spent five nights in the Carriage House which was very comfortable and well-equipped. The breakfast was beyond delicious. The evening wine and cheese gatherings were such fun with superb wines and the most wonderful cheeses, not to mention the fun of chatting to fellow guests and neighbours. Anna is a generous and caring hostess. This is Southern living at its best.


5 on April 30, 2012

I recently stayed in the Carriage House with my boyfriend for a three day trip to Richmond. This B&B made our trip a wonderful experience! The house is beautiful, clean and in a great location! The breakfast served is delicious, fresh and made-to-order. The wine and cheese served at 5 PM each day is a perfect touch that allows this B&B to stand out among the rest. Anna is an amazing innkeeper who really takes care of her guests! I definitely plan on returning...Thank you for a great stay Museum B&B!

A fantastic place!

5 on February 09, 2012

My wife and I rented the Carriage House for one night and had the most lovely time there. The house is within walking distance of the VMFA, several interesting shops and some wonderful restaurants. The house is beautifully furnished and guests are welcome to read the many books on the shelves and to come and go as they please. The food was wonderful starting with the wine and cheese served at 5:00. The wines were great and the cheese was far beyond great! Breakfast is served at convenient times and the food is fresh, local and great. For dinner we walked to a very nice restaurant recommended by Anna- AMORE and it was fantastic!

Perfect Location

5 on September 05, 2011

The proprietor Anna is a wonderfully gracious lady. The house exudes culture and hospitality. Two separate libraries are filled with an array of literature and history. The evening welcoming reception offered a nice selection of wine, cheeses, and conversation with other guests. Imagine a breakfast of French pastry, Greek yogurt, accompanied by Ol' South home cooking and you begin to grasp this very special place.

Home for Home in Virginia

5 on August 12, 2011

My partner and I are from the U.K and had travelled to Virginia for a 10 day trip to celebrate my 40th birthday(he had booked me tickets to a Huey Lewis concert in Newport News). We spent two fantastic nights in Richmond at the Museum District B & B, greeted by Anna on the first night we were invited to partake in some wine and cheese around the table with her family who were visiting. They then told us of a great little pub near by where we whiled away the evening. The next day was fabulous, great weather and more helpful hints about where to get food and go for a picnic. That evening we had our cocktail hour with some of Anna's neighbours and other guests, fabulous company and we ended up going out for dinner with them. Add this amazing hospitality to the fabulous suite we stayed in, loved having our own steam room; not to mention the great location, right next door to the fine arts museum and you get a place well worth staying in if you're off to Richmond.

You"ll find a reason to return!

5 on June 01, 2011

This was our 1st B&B experience in US prior visit was Quebec. We were very pleased in all aspects of our stay as indicated by the remarks above. There was a genuine demonstration of hospitality along with great dining, excellent service and pleasant conversations with friendly delightful guests. Final word, we booked return visit dates before leaving. Thanks Anna

Perfect in every way!

5 on April 25, 2011

Too much praise can conceivably sound false or hollow but to do less in this case would be a disservice to this wonderful B&B. It is, in a word, perfect. The location is unsurpassed, in the heart of historic Richmond's museum district. But that is just the tip of the iceburg! The Inn is a Museum itself, originally built as the home of Judge Rhea, and Anna is its expert curator (as well as host, tour guide, gourmet chef, etc). Our room was as comfortable as it was interesting and was stocked with every amenity. In the evening, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy chatting with Anna and other guests while enjoying a buffet of gourmet cheeses and wine. And Breakfast!?! Only a capital "B" can be used to describe Anna's Breakfast! Other adjectives that come to mind are generous, organic, local, yummy, and satisfying. Hint: You can skip won't need it! Anna, thanks for a perfect stay!

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Richmond, VA (RIC) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From the north: take I-95 S to exit 78, Boulevard. Take a right on Boulevard and go 1.6 miles – take a right on Grove Avenue (just past the museums) and you’ll see our white picket fence on your left. If you’re not from here, you may need to know that Boulevard is “the” boulevard. It has no other name. Park on the street or see “Parking” below. From the south: take I-95 N. As you cross the river, be prepared to merge to the right at exit 74A, onto I-195, the Downtown Expressway. Take the Boulevard exit. Oddly, when you stop at what you’d expect to be Boulevard, it’s not. It’s Robinson. Go ahead and make a right on Robinson and go about four blocks to a left on Grove. In two blocks you’ll pass Boulevard and then you’ll see our white picket fence on the left, across from the museum. Park on the street or see “Parking” below. From the west: take I-64 E. At exit 186, merge onto 1-195, the Downtown Expressway. Take the Grove Avenue exit. Oddly, you’ll make three right turns (mimicking a clover-leaf-type circle) to actually get onto Grove Avenue. Go about seven blocks and you’ll see our white picket fence on your right. Park on the street or see “Parking” below. From the east: or from the airport: take I-64 W. At exit 190, merge onto 1-195, the Downtown Expressway. Take the Boulevard exit. Oddly, when you stop at what you’d expect to be Boulevard, it’s not. It’s Robinson. Go ahead and make a right on Robinson and go about four blocks to a left on Grove. In two blocks you’ll pass Boulevard and then you’ll see our white picket fence on the left, across from the museum.

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Washer/dryer , Turndown Service upon request, Small fridge in Carriage House, Free phone calls w/in U.S.& Canada, Atmospheric Lighting in Rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: arrange w/ inn
  • Check Out::
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes discuss with innkeeper
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekend
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card on File
  • Cancellations: Full refund 3 days prior notice; $25 fee thereafter
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Anna Currence

Languages spoken


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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: arrange upon request
  • Serving Location: Judge Rhea room upon request, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Kosher

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