Things to Do in Richmond, Virginia

Virginia’s capital has something for everyone. Find unique shops in Carytown, historic mansions along cobblestoned streets and top museums. Go white-water rafting, too, in this city by the James.

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Dirt Diggler
Dirt Diggler

Dirt Diggler

Mike Scott breaks out his new prototype metal detector, the Dirt Diggler. But will this shiny new detector live up to Mike’s hype? 960 1280

  

Eastover Plantation

Eastover Plantation

When Mike begins pulling in huge finds, Mark Slinkman and Ron Guinazzo sabotage the spot by planting “stinking Lincolns,” modern-day pennies that will make it impossible for Mike to tell the difference between a real signal and a waste of time. 960 1280

  

Eastover Plantation

Eastover Plantation

As Virginia natives, Josh and Abby Silva have the home-field advantage at Eastover. After arriving at the plantation, they quickly head to the west side of the manor house, where the stables would have been. 960 1280

  

Metal detector

Metal detector

Mike shows off his new detector. 960 1280

  

Eastover Plantation

Eastover Plantation

Eastover Plantation was established in the mid-17th century. It stands on a cliff across the river from Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. 960 1280

  

Virginia plantation

Virginia plantation

The land that became Eastover was granted to Henry Browne as payment for transporting colonists across the Atlantic. Like most of the plantations along the James River, Eastover grew tobacco, the cash crop of Virginia. Today, Eastover is a retreat center. 960 1280

  

Digging Eastover Plantation

Digging Eastover Plantation

Ron explores the plantation with his metal detector and a shovel. 960 1280

  

Tobacco fields

Tobacco fields

Larry Cissna and Mike decide to search Eastover’s old tobacco fields. 960 1280

  

Larry Digging

Larry Digging

Larry thinks he’s found something! 960 1280

  

Dig Wars

Dig Wars

Mark and Ron inspect one of their finds. Later, all 3 teams will bring their loot to Governor’s Antiques for appraisal. Find out who picked up the most valuable relics on Dig Wars! 960 1280

  

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