Programs & Tours

Programs & Tours

Walking & Bus Tours

Explore 400 Years Of History 

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.

Public Tours

To search by date, visit our Calendar. The full schedule is posted chronologically below.

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 online or 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

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Pre-Paid Vouchers

If you have a Groupon, LivingSocial or any other voucher for a walking tour that has expired, we will honor the voucher at face value (amount you paid) for any walking tour.

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, Director's Tours, History Hounds and Holiday Glitter.  An expired voucher may be used at face value for a Hollywood Cemetery Tour but will require a $5 donation to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery (cash or check) per person for the maintenance of the cemetery grounds paid directly to your guide at the time of the tour.

Purchase Online

For your convenience, you may purchase walking and bus tour tickets online with your credit card.  Our tour guides only accept cash or check if paying on-site.

Same-day online ticket sales are not permitted. 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 x301 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.

Step On Guides

Our master guides are well-trained, friendly and knowledgeable. Contact Dean Knight, Director of Tours at 804-649-0711, ext. 319 or, to schedule a step-on guide.


The 2015 Richmond History Tours Season is generously supported by:

richmond region tourism


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Hollywood Cemetery



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