Scott’s Addition is a national historic district located in Richmond, Virginia. It is the brewing district of Richmond.
The neighborhood is west of downtown Richmond, tucked between W Broad Street, S Boulevard, and I-195. It is easily reached from downtown by taxi or ride-share, and street parking is free and plentiful. It’s easy to explore on foot.
Named after General Winfield Scott, Scott’s Addition was a part of the vast, 600-acre Hermitage estate that Scott inherited in 1818 from his father-in-law, Colonel John Mayo. The portion of land known as Scott’s Addition remained in the family until the late 19th century.
Scott’s Addition sits within the city of Richmond limits, roughly bounded by Arthur Ashe Blvd, Broad Street (Rt 250), Powhite Parkway (195), and a set of railroad tracks on the north.
Once a bustling industrial area, Scott’s Addition is now the City of Richmond’s fastest-growing wine neighborhood. Although known for its impressive collection of over 13 breweries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries, Scott’s Addition is also home to nationally-recognized restaurants, rooftop bars, a boutique bowling alley, cinema, shuffleboard bar, retail shops, and more.
The neighborhood is within walking distance to other parts of town that travelers may be interested in (like the Museum District and Monument Ave). It’s reasonably close — within a 10-minute drive — of the Fan, Carytown, Jackson Ward and the Arts District, and Shockoe Bottom.
You will find microbreweries, cideries, distilleries, and even a winery. It’s an awesome neighborhood to do your exploring as everything is within a walking distance
Scott’s Addition Historic District is still a thriving light industrial and commercial district for the city. Its central location and convenient access are Scott’s greatest assets. Along with its location and access, the size, variety, and affordability of buildings in the area make the district as attractive today for new businesses as it was 50 years ago.
Most of the original companies that constructed buildings in the district are still in operation. The auto repair shops and showrooms that were a staple of the district’s early development are still present. The names have changed, but auto-related businesses still play a vital role in the district.
Scott’s Addition is home to a variety of businesses. These include film studios, graphics, and marketing companies, advertising groups, and architectural firms. There are adaptive reuse and other preservation efforts. It has received renewed attention in recent years.
The neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.