Due to the severe weather advisory for Saturday, April 1, 2023 this tour has been canceled. We appologize for the inconvenience and hope you will join us for another tour soon.
Join the Valentine and the American Civil War Museum for a free family friendly walking tour in honor of Civil War & Emancipation Day, commemorative day marking the history & impact of the Civil War and the end of slavery in Richmond.
Step into the past in Shockoe Bottom, one of Richmond’s oldest historic districts, to explore the struggles for freedom that helped shape America. Join Richmond’s most experienced guides as we discover stories of Richmond’s earliest Indigenous inhabitants, enslaved people fighting to be free, Thomas Jefferson’s historic Statute of Religious Freedom, Dr. Mary Walker’s demands for equality for women and more. We’ll visit Richmond’s canal walk, check out beautiful murals and visit the Henry “Box” Brown monument.
Family-friendly tour! Easy, 1-mile walk includes a scavenger hunt for kids.
Price: Tickets are free for CWED. Space is limited.
Length: Approximately 90 minutes
Parking: On street
Meeting place: The Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th 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.