Join fellow Valentine members for an exclusive Director’s Tour of Evergreen Cemetery in partnership with the Enrichmond Foundation.
Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond’s East End. The resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 10,000 burial plots in Evergreen and after over 40 years of neglect many became overgrown . Learn about the history of this incredible cemetery and current restoration efforts.
Space is limited and reservations are required.
“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
Price: Free and open to current Valentine members.
Length: 2 hours
Meeting place: 50 Evergreen Road, follow signs for parking
- Reservations are required and space is limited. Reserve your member ticket online (using Eventbrite) or by calling 804-649-0711 x 318.
- Valentine walking tours are typically between 1-2 miles in length. Please note, Evergreen Cemetery’s landscape is overgrown in some areas with rugged, uneven terrain. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and be aware of your footing. We recommend you 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.