Self-Guided Tours

Explore Richmond history with our collection of self-guided tours. Each tour includes a downloadable PDF with directions, historic sites along the way and a Google Map. Enjoying your adventure? Share with us by tagging @thevalentineRVA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Capital Square

Explore the Virginia State Capital Square Grounds and learn about the historic buildings, monuments and memorials that make up the landscape.


Self-Guided Tour   Text Only   Bingo Activity

Google Map

Court End

On this downtown walking tour of The Valentine Museum’s historic Court End neighborhood, you’ll discover stories of early Richmonders and architectural gems nestled among the ever-evolving center of the City of Richmond.


Self-Guided Tour   Text Only   Google Map

The Fan

Discover colorful architecture and stories of the cities growth during in the late 19th century as you explore this beloved residential neighborhood full of unique homes, parks, churches and schools.


Self-Guided Tour   Text Only   Google Map

Figures of Freedom

A young child is looking through binoculars at something unidentified while their parent points excitedly. There is a tour group standing in the background.

Explore Richmond’s oldest neighborhood, Shockoe Bottom, and discover brave individuals who undertook their own struggles for freedom and helped shape America.


Self-Guided Tour   Text Only   Eye Spy Activity

Google Map

Murals of Jackson Ward

Visit murals, revitalized buildings and historic homes as you learn about this historic African American neighborhood’s rich history.


Self-Guided Tour   Text Only   Google Map

Oregon Hill

Discover Richmond’s oldest playground, the iconic Hollywood Cemetery and beautiful views of the James River as you explore this historic Richmond neighborhood.


Self-Guided Tour   Text Only

Google Map

Richmond Parks

This tour and scavenger hunt of Richmond green spaces introduces 11 hidden gems throughout the city, each offering a unique look at Richmond’s past and present.


Self-Guided Tour  Google Map

The Valentine’s self-guided tours are for personal educational use. The Valentine is not liable for any injury, incident or consequential damages resulting from the use of these materials. Participants are encouraged to follow traffic rules, bring water and wear comfortable shoes.