Programs & Tours

Programs & Tours

Group Tours

We Love Groups!

The Valentine can design a guided tour based on your group's special interests. Choose from a variety of established tours, or create a custom Richmond region experience. Provide your own transportation, or we can arrange transportation for you. Let us arrange lunch for you, or you may make your own arrangements.

Complete your tour with a visit to the Valentine, which includes guided tours of the 1812 John Wickham House and self-guided tours of the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio and exhibition galleries that explore 400 years of Richmond history.

Walking Tours

Below is a sampling of our existing walking tour offerings. More are available. Each tour below is two hours in duration.

  • Hollywood Cemetery
  • Monument Avenue
  • Carytown
  • Canal Boats and Cobblestones
  • Capitol Square
  • Jackson Ward
  • Church Hill
  • Shockoe Bottom
  • Oregon Hill
  • Richmond Liberty Trail

Bus Tours

From a general city overview to a specialized tour of Civil War sites, these sightseeing expeditions provide an in-depth exploration of fascinating historical themes.

  • I Know Richmond:  The Bus Tour
  • African American Heritage
  • Historic Cemeteries Tour
  • Civil War Sampler
  • Highland Park
  • Church Hill
  • Manchester
  • Other Richmond neighborhoods

Custom Tours

Think outside the box! Tell us what you'd like to see and our staff can custom design a tour for your group.

Step-On Guides

The Valentine offers step-on guide service. Our master guides are well-trained, friendly and knowledgeable. For more information, contact Dean Knight, Director of Tours, at 804-649-0711, ext. 319.

Reservations and Pricing

To make reservations, call 804-649-0711, ext 319

  • A $25 per guide deposit is required within two weeks of receipt of a letter of confirmation, with final payment due two weeks before the tour date. Arrangements for invoicing are made in advance.
  • Cancellation of a tour must be made by telephone call at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour date
  • For all Group Tours the following pricing structure will be in effect:  $150 for the first two hours, $60 each additional hour per tour guide. Tier pricing can be arranged for small groups. For tours of sites with admission, there will be an additional fee per person. Transportation can be arranged for an additional fee.

Richmond History Tours

Visit our schedule online for a listing of tours.  For more information, contact Dean Knight, Director of Tours, (804) 649-0711, ext. 319.