Jackson Ward

The Jackson Ward Historic District started out as a thriving business community for African-Americans after the end of the Civil War, so much so that it earned the title of “Black Wall Street of America.” Today, Jackson Ward retains much of its history through its architecture and historic monuments, but has since welcomed the influence of Richmond’s lively arts and culture scene. Street murals, small businesses, bars, and restaurants of many cuisines are aplenty.


  • First Fridays Art Walk
  • High walkability score
  • Newly transformed into an arts and culture district
  • Access to numerous dining and nightlife experiences

Did you know?

After the Civil War, Jackson Ward became known as the “Harlem of the South” due to frequent performances by African-American greats like Billie Holiday,  Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and other notable jazz artists.