Blue logos mark the way and visitors and residents are being asked to snap scenes on their mobile devices as they walk along the Richmond Liberty Trail. Winning photos will receive a Richmond Region prize pack that includes dining, sightseeing and attraction passes.
Photos must be taken between June 17 and September 13, 2013 to be eligible to win. Three winners will be chosen. Use the hashtag #RVALibertyTrail and the tag @VisitRichmondVA (@VisitRichmond on Twitter).
Richmond Liberty Trail Instagram contest prizes:
- 1st place – Dining at Pasture, overnight accommodations at the Richmond Marriott Downtown, gift shop item from the Valentine Richmond History Center and Richmond Region Attraction Passes for two.
- 2nd place – Dining at Tarrant’s Café and Richmond Region Attraction Passes for two
- 3rd place – Richmond Region Attraction Passes for two.
All winning photos will be featured on the media and web outlets of Richmond Region Tourism and Richmond.com.
The winners will be chosen based on social media interaction, including likes and comments. Be sure to use the hashtag #RVALibertyTrail and the tag @VisitRichmondVA.
The Richmond Liberty Trail
A collaborative project between Richmond’s tourism, history and business communities, the Richmond Liberty Trail was inspired by the Boston Freedom Trail project.
The Richmond Liberty Trail connects many of downtown Richmond’s historic sites, attractions and national landmarks via a walking trail. A self-guided, continuous loop, the trail is 6.2 miles (perfect for 10K training) and marked with blue logos painted on the sidewalk. Some sections feature signs with arrows. The trail will eventually get permanent signs and markers.
Attractions and historic sites along the Richmond Liberty Trail include the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, The American Civil War Center, the James River, Amtrak Main Street Station, The National, Oliver Hill statue, Brown’s Island and St. John’s Church. In the Shockoe area, the Liberty Trail connects with the Richmond Slave Trail and the Virginia Capital Trail.
Check out all there is to see and do in Richmond, Virginia at VisitRichmondVA.com.
Get out those smartphones and start snapping.