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Richmond's Antique Alley

Surprise someone special with a Richmond~Wayne County, Indiana Valentine/Romance package. During the day, you can stroll hand-in-hand through our quaint towns and villages, packed with galleries, antique stores, museums, boutiques and artisan shops. While you’re out, be sure to stop by one of Wayne County’s candy shops or chocolatier. Abbott’s Candies in Hagerstown is known for their creamy caramels, the Pour House in Cambridge City boasts of smooth fudge, while Ghyslain offers hand-brushed French chocolates or you may choose from a variety of sweets at Olympian Candy who is celebrating their 100th year in Richmond.

In the evening, treat yourself to a romantic dinner for two at one of our locally owned upscale restaurants including the Olde Richmond Inn, Galo’s or Palais Royal. If dinner and dancing is your delight, the Historic Gennett Mansion is featuring a Valentine menu for royalty, topped off with a glass of champagne.

Diners at Palais Royal

Our overnight Valentine/Romance packages make it simple and affordable for you. You can choose from one of our luxurious hotels complete with jacuzzi or a fine Bed & Breakfast with all the privacy you’ll need. Packages range in price to meet your budget. If you would like more information, check out the Richmond~Wayne County Tourism web-site at

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Written by : Clare Seffrin Bond, a writer, life coach and marketing specialist, lives and works in Richmond, Indiana. A native of Wayne County, Clare enjoys exploring the historical sites of the area, as well as the many new locations offering excellent cuisine and live music.