With special guest Gary Flowers
Known as the “birthplace of Black Capitalism,” Jackson Ward is rich in African American history and culture, and boasts a beautiful collection of preserved antebellum architecture and historic cast iron porches. Join us for a walk with fifth generation Jackson Ward resident, Gary Flowers, hearing stories about growing up in the “Harlem of the South,” community change makers, and the neighborhood’s status today as a beloved historic district.
“What a wonderful way to learn so much about the city, its history and architecture!” –June 2016
Price: $15 Adult, $5 Valentine members, Children under 18 are free
Length: 2 hours
Parking: On Street
Meeting place: Meet in front of the Maggie Walker National Historic Site, 600 N 2nd Street
- Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged. Space is limited.
- 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.