Richmond History Tours is a service of the Valentine. We offer a wide variety of guided tours that explore the rich and diverse history of the city. Guided walking tours, specialty bus tours, custom group tours, school tours and step-on guides are among the services offered by the Valentine.
As a service of the Valentine, these tours offer hundreds of opportunities to tour Richmond on foot, by bus, by bicycle or with your dog. Led by master guides, these tours are the best way to experience the city’s past, present and future.
Walking Tours: $15 per person, $5 for Valentine Members and children ages 12 and under. Tour guides accept cash or check. Charge in advance by phone.
Bus Tours: $25 per person, $20 for Valentine Members. Includes parking and same-day museum admission. Reservations required.
History Hounds tours are dog-friendly. Limit two dogs per party. Reservations required.
Bicycle Tours: $15 per person, $5 for Valentine Members and children ages 12 and under. Participant must provide their own bicycle and protective gear.
Tours are held rain or shine; however, in extreme weather conditions a tour may be cancelled. Call (804) 649-0711, prompt 4, to verify the tour will take place.
Information and Reservations: (804) 649-0711 ext. 301
Please arrive 15-20 minutes in advance, in effort to better find parking and to register with your tour guide.
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If you have a Groupon, LivingSocial or any other pre-paid voucher for a walking tour that has expired, we will honor the voucher at face value (amount you paid) for any walking tour. Exclusions may apply.
Restrictions are as follows: Due to our reservation system, we are unable to accept your voucher for any tour that requires a reservation which includes bus tours, bicycle tours, Director's Tours, History Hounds and Holiday Glitter.
Our tour guides only accept cash or check if paying on-site. If you would like to purchase a ticket in advance, please call (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 to make your reservation over the phone and pay with a credit card.
Same-day walk-ups (cash or check only) are welcome on most walking tours and on some bus tours, space permitting.
Cancellations: If you would like to cancel your reservation, call (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 no later than 48 hours before the start of the tour in order to receive a refund. No-shows will not be refunded. If a tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be contacted directly by phone and issued a full refund. In case of inclement weather, please call (804) 649-0711 option 4 to verify the status of the scheduled tour.
Our master guides are well-trained, friendly and knowledgeable. Contact 804-649-0711, ext. 318 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule a step-on guide.
The 2015 Richmond History Tours Season is generously supported by: