Join us on an exciting road trip around the country on the Road to PDT 2020! On our way to Dallas, we'll be visiting several of our chapters and learning about the diverse sights, sounds, and tastes that make up our national membership. Buckle up and hang on - here we go!

Tell us about the Richmond Chapter
The Richmond Chapter consists of more than 300 members and serves the City of Richmond and surrounding areas. We focus on promoting the value of AGA through our educational opportunities, networking, and community service. We are working on updating our bylaws and policies/procedures manual as well as implementing a new registration system.

What is a quirky fact about Richmond that others probably don’t know?

  • Richmond has seven "hills," many of which are unknown to its residents.
  • Richmond is also one of only two points in the entire world that the interstate crosses over railroad tracks, over a waterway – Canal Walk.  
  • Richmond was home to one of the world’s first electric streetcar systems.
  • Abraham Lincoln visited Richmond on April 4, 1865, two days after the evacuation fires. His visit was also 11 days before he was murdered.  
  • It was the first settlement outside of Jamestown, and its central operations were in what is now the city of Richmond.

What tourist attractions are near your chapter? 
Hollywood Cemetery
Belle Isle
St. John’s Church 
Virginia State Capital 
Maymont Park
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Brown’s Island
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 
Richmond Flying Squirrels (Minor League Baseball)
Richmond Zoo

What restaurants would you recommend to an out-of-towner? 
McLean’s Restaurant 
The Boathouse 
Capital Ale House 
The Hill Café 
Southern Railway Taphouse on 14th
The Tobacco Company in Shockoe Bottom
Maple Bourbon on Main

What’s the best road trip song for us to add to our playlist? 
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
"On the Road Again”
While driving through the Commonwealth, “Sweet Virginia Breeze” by the great Robbin Thompson

What are you looking forward to most about PDT 2020?
The learning opportunities, the excitement of Dallas, and the networking with other chapters.