Join fellow Valentine members for an exclusive Valentine Director-led tour of the historic Blackwell neighborhood. The history of this Southside neighborhood is tied to the evolution of the once independent city of Manchester, annexed into the City of Richmond in 1910. Join us to discover the story of Blackwell’s growth during the late-19th and early-20th centuries as a blue collar African American community.
Not a member? Join here! Member benefits include tickets to other walking tours for just $5!
“Loved the tour!! Gained such an understanding of the neighborhood and how it relates to others, so many insights about Richmond, past present and future. Renewed my membership after this tour!” – October 2016
Please note: Space is limited and reservations are required. Current members may reserve up to two tickets per membership. To reserve tickets online click the “purchase tickets” link and follow instructions to check out in the Valentine online store. Or call 804-649-0711 to make reservations by phone.
Price: Free and open to current Valentine members.
Length: 2 hours
Parking: On Street
Meeting place: In front of Hull Street Branch Library, 1400 Hull Street
- Reservations are required. Current Valentine members may reserve up to two tickets online or by calling 804-649-0711 x 318.
- 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 for tours. If you have accessibility challenges or need accommodation, please let us know in advance.
- 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.