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Member Tour – Director’s Tour of Oakwood Cemetery

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please note that this tour is now sold out. You can also join us on Sat, 4/27 for our Canal Boats & Cobblestones Tour.

Join fellow Valentine members for an exclusive Valentine Director-led tour of historic Oakwood Cemetery. Oakwood Cemetery was established in 1854, as the City’s first foray into rural cemetery design, incorporating a park-like setting and scenic paths. The final resting place for an estimated 17,000 Confederate soldiers, Oakwood was the site of the first recorded Memorial Day celebration in Richmond following the Civil War. Today, it is maintained by the City of Richmond as an active cemetery and has grown to 175 acres. We will also visit the adjacent Oakwood Hebrew Cemetery, established in 1866.

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:3101 Nine Mile Rd, Richmond, VA 23223


Tour Notes

  • 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.


April 27, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Valentine


Event Type
Members only, Tour, Adult Program
Tour Type
Featured Area
Membership required, Free
Time of Day


Oakwood Cemetery
3101 Nine Mile Rd
Richmond, VA 23223
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