At what time does the sun set in Richmond, Virginia? You’ll find it here. Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Richmond is located at the fall line of the James River, 44 miles (71 km) west of Williamsburg, 66 miles (106 km) east of Charlottesville, and 98 miles (158 km) south of Washington, D.C. Want to know at what time it gets dark at your location? See our homepage.