Please note – In accordance with calls from state and city leadership to postpone public gatherings, all Valentine public programs and events are currently cancelled. The April launch of the 2020 Richmond History Tours season will be postponed. A new launch date will be updated here once it is determined. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to continuing the serve the region through our educational public programs.
Offered Saturday and Sunday | April-October
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 Virginia’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. Along our walk we’ll visit Richmond’s canal walk, check out beautiful murals and visit one of the oldest public farmers markets in America.
Family friendly tour! Kids under 18 are free. Easy, 1 mile round trip walk that includes a fun scavenger hunt for kids.
Price: $20 Adult, $10 Valentine members, Children under 18 are free
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Meeting place: Tours begin at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street.
Parking: On-street Parking
- Advanced tickets are required.
- 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.
The Valentine’s Figures of Freedom walking tour is made possible through a generous Partnership with Richmond Region Tourism.