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The Valentine - Richmond History Tours

Richmond, VA, USA
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About The Valentine - Richmond History Tours
Discover Richmond Stories with the Valentine! Richmond History Tours explore the rich and diverse history of the city, including Hollywood Cemetery, Downtown, unique neighborhoods and the riverfront. Discover Richmond Stories on foot, bike or bus with our expert guides. Daily and weekend tours available, private groups welcome.
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Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of Richmond’s beautiful and iconic Hollywood Cemetery,established in 1847, the scenic final resting place for some of Virginia’s most well-known historical figures. Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, the Confederate President and numerous other celebrated individuals.

Richmond History tours are a service of the Valentine, Richmond's first museum dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s history for over a century. Led by master guides, the Valentine's tours go beyond the highlights, uncovering stories and best kept secrets of locals.
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Discover Richmond history from its beginnings to the present day, exploring the sites and stories that shaped the River City! From Thomas Jefferson’s State Capitol to local Civil Rights heroes and the city’s growing arts and foodie scenes, we’ll uncover the stories and best-kept secrets of locals. Visit the Broad Street historic shopping district, the Virginia Capitol Square, Jackson Ward, and numerous historic and architectural gems. Includes an exclusive look inside a historic landmark, Monumental Church!

Tour ends at the Valentine and ticket includes admission to the museum.

Richmond History tours are a service of the Valentine, Richmond's first museum dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s history for over a century. Led by master guides, the Valentine's tours go beyond the highlights, uncovering stories and best kept secrets of locals.
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Home to some of the city’s most beloved cultural hubs, Richmond’s Museum District is a neighborhood with 22 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, multiple museums, a growing collection of murals and varied monuments. Join us for a walking tour exploring how public art, public spaces and public museums have told the story of our city for over 150 years.

Richmond History tours are a service of the Valentine, Richmond's first museum dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s history for over a century. Led by master guides, the Valentine's tours go beyond the highlights, uncovering stories and best kept secrets of locals.
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Tour Shockoe Bottom, one of Richmond’s oldest historic districts, while we explore the struggles for freedom that helped shape America. Discover stories of Virginia’s earliest indigenous inhabitants, Thomas Jefferson’s historic Statute of Religious Freedom, enslaved people fighting to be free, Dr. Mary Walker’s demands for equality for women and more.

Family friendly tour! Kids under 18 are free. Easy, 1 mile round trip walk that includes a fun scavenger hunt for kids.

Richmond History tours are a service of the Valentine, Richmond's first museum dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s history for over a century. Led by master guides, the Valentine's tours go beyond the highlights, uncovering stories and best kept secrets of locals.
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from $20.00
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highlight of my visit to see my adult daughter who recently moved to Richmond, Virginia!! The docent’s passion for the history of the cemetery was inspiring. We went on Saturday, October 19th at 10:00 am and it was perfect! Part of my daughter’s reason for...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed the Walking Tour of Richmond. As it was our first trip and we knew very little about the City, it was a nice introduction to its history. Two hours doesn't allow for much in depth discussion but it certainly gave...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an avid fan of history tours, this one in particular stood out to me with its welcoming introduction to the city and it's rich and varied stories. The tour is provided through and ends at the Valentine Museum whose collections focus on local history...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A big thank you to Sandy for an amazing tour of Hollywood Cemetery. Sandy knew all the little details to make this historic walk come vividly alive. Can't wait to return!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

We loved the walking tour and learned so much. Our guide was wonderful, she shared so many interesting facts with us and was very knowledgeable. This tour was definitely one of the best tours we have taken in Richmond.

Date of experience: July 2019
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LizR2377, Director of Public Programs at The Valentine - Richmond History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2019

Thank you, Laura! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed June 25, 2019

I don’t even know where to begin and how to describe this incredible tour. Kathy is not only a phenomenal guide, she is so passionate and knowledgeable. She made me and my 12 year old son excited to continue visiting and learning more about Hollywood...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

Liz gave a great tour and provided copies of primary source documents for us to look at. I am definitely sold on going on another Valentine tour after this one!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

We just completed the Union Hill/Church Hill tour. Liz was our guide and she was excellent! (We also had Liz last week for the History Hounds tour and loved her) Liz is very knowledgeable and thorough. She enjoys doing the research for these tours and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

If you have a dog, and enjoy walking areas in Richmond to learn its history, this is the way to do it. We had a group of about 20 people and dogs. All were well behaved, including the people. It was a great way to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

On our most recent visit with friends, they took us on the Hollywood Cemetery walking tour conducted by The Valentine. We were a small group on a weekday morning, and although chilly it soon warmed up. Sun was out so it was a nice day...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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We took a bust tour with the Valentine. Do a google for their page. I think. It was fabulous! I would not consider the advertised trolley tours as we did one and the seating was very uncomfortable, and the driver and tour... More
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Our tours are listed on our website's calendar. You can also call our front desk and they can review the schedule with you.
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