Richmond and the Civil War

On this guided bus tour, with stops at Capitol Square, historic Tredegar, and either the Museum of the Confederacy or the Virginia Historical Society, students examine Richmond’s role in the Civil War and the major events that took place here.


Richmond Canals

This walking tour focuses on the development of Richmond’s canals in the early 19th century, demonstrating their importance to the early history of Virginia, territorial expansion, industries, and the growth of the city.


Richmond’s African American Heritage Tour

On this guided bus tour, with a stop at the Maggie Walker Historic Site (exterior) or the Black History Museum and Capitol Square, students explore the important role that African Americans played in our city and state’s history.

Customize your tour and let us know if you’d like to include an interior visit of the Capitol or the Maggie Walker Historic Site.


Let’s Make History: Wallpaper

While touring the 1812 Wickham House, student’s will discover how home décor (like
wallpaper) can serve as primary sources. This STEAM-focused program was designed
in collaboration with Studio Two Three and includes a wallpaper printmaking activity  emphasizing design thinking.

Revolution and Rebellion

Walk through Church Hill Neighborhood and learn about Richmond’s role during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Tour stops include the site of Elizabeth Van Lew’s mansion, St. John’s Church (exterior)* and Libby Hill.

* An interior visit to St. John’s church can be arranged at an additional cost of $5 per student and $6 per adult.


Hollywood Cemetery (for students!)

Stroll through Hollywood Cemetery and enjoy the history, and landscape that comprises this public space. This walking tour focuses on the cemetery’s unique history, its landscape design, architecture, symbols and noted residents including two U.S. Presidents and writer Ellen Glasgow.


Capitol Square

This guided walking tour explores Capitol Square’s rich history and architecture. When booking your program, let us know if you’d like to book an interior Capitol tour at no additional cost.


Ancients in our Neighborhood

On this walking tour through Richmond’s Court End neighborhood, students explore Richmond architecture influenced by Egypt, Greece and Ancient Rome. Stops include (but are not limited to) the 1812 Wickham House, Capitol Grounds, Egyptian Building and Monumental Church.

Combine with Greek by Design for an in depth look at neoclassical architecture in the Wickham House!


Era Explorations: Segregation/Integration

Explore the realities of Jim Crow and segregation in the Greater Richmond area and the figures and disputes that shaped national change.


Era Explorations: Rosie the Riveter

Examine the WWII home front including women in the workforce, rationing and the role of propaganda. Discover that victory was the result of efforts by women and children and the influence of icons, industry and marketing. Discover what shaped the “Greatest Generation” in Richmond.