Celebrate spring and the start of tour season with the Valentine. We’ll learn about one of Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods, Court End, and explore the incredible story of the 1811 Richmond Theater Fire which is brought to life in local author Rachel Beanland’s new work of historical fiction,“The House is on Fire.” Attendees will be entered to win a copy of the book and will receive a free tour pass for the 2023 season! Complimentary coffee will also be available before the tour begins.
The House is on Fire is “a masterful work of historical fiction about an incendiary tragedy that shocked a young nation and tore apart a community in a single night—told from the perspectives of four people whose actions during the inferno changed the course of history.” Join us to learn more about the event and a chance to win the gripping new novel.
Price: $20 Adult, $10 Valentine members, Children under 18 are free
Length: Approximately 75 minutes
Parking: Parking is available on street or in the VCU Medical Center’s Patient and Visitor Parking Deck at Leigh and 12th (529 N. 12th Street) with validation available.
Meeting place: Meet at The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
- Advanced tickets are required. Tickets are non-refundable.
- Valentine walking tours are typically between 1-2 miles in length. We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
- Accessibility: People of all abilities are encouraged to join us. If we can do anything to accommodate your needs, please let us know in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tours are held rain or shine. However, in extreme weather, a tour may be cancelled. Call 804-649-0711 x 301 to verify the tour will take place.
The Valentine’s walking tours are supported in part through a generous partnership with Richmond Region Tourism.