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Canal Walk

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Address: 12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804-649-2800
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Ride Through History on the Canal

It's a boat tour down the canal explaining the history of the canal as well as the city of Richmond. Our guide Charles, was very passionate about the tour and history. You can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
Judi B
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Burlington, NJ

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Shenandoah Valley, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The canal walk from the Shockoe slip to the Museum at Tredegar is an easy walk along the water with interesting diversions along the way. Browns Island Park is a great stop rest. The Museum is exceptionally done.

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Waycross, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a nice place to take a walk, but there were several people hanging out under the bridge. As we walked by, on multiple days during our trip, they were hollering at us. It was the only time while in Richmond that I didn't feel safe. We also did the canal ride, which my son loved. It was short,... More 

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have walked the canal several times when we have visited the city, and not only is it a nice walk along the canal, there is fun artwork and murals to see. A nice way to walk off a meal ; )

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Eden, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a pleasant surprise. The biggest problem was finding parking. The walk, however, was well worth it. Located right in the heart of Richmond, yet easy to overlook unless you are with a local resident. Lots of Civil War history, carefully preserved.

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Thank Kay S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting walking area along the canal. Nice area; however, we were expecting a little more to do in the area. Boat ride was extremely slow in that people walking were moving faster than the boat!

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Burlington, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

It's a boat tour down the canal explaining the history of the canal as well as the city of Richmond. Our guide Charles, was very passionate about the tour and history. You can tell he loves his job. He was interesting and kept your attention. My kids were able to follow along. The tour is about an hour. You can... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed every minute of this historic location. Loved the artwork, some pics included in other reviews. This was my first trip to Richmond and I definitely would have loved to spend more time on the waterfront. Will go back

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Take some time out of your busy day and take a walk along the canal, originally built by George Washington. These stunning canals were necessary for the movement of boats and their freight around the falls of the James River. Take a walk across the suspension brige to Belle Isle which offers mountain biking and hiking trails along with rock... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

It's a lovely walk around the canal, but it can be a bit confusing about where to follow the path since it intersects with the slave walk and is not always clearly marked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

An attraction you can do at your own pace. A great walking park with plenty to see along the way. Right across from Tredgar, we entered the park and walked for about a mile in each direction. The photos tell the story, of views of the river, the many bridges turned into bike and walking ways, views of downtown. You... More 

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