Capitol Square Tour

On this guided walking tour students explore the Virginia State Capitol's history, architecture and monuments.

A group of children and adults is shown gathered in a circle and conversing. Behind them is the monument of George Washington on horseback at the Virginia State Capitol.

During this walking tour, students will explore the history and architecture of Capitol Square while also learning about various monuments, including Mantle and the Virginia Women’s Monument.

Program Objectives: Students will identify the various histories that can be found on Capitol Square, while also gaining insight into the history of Richmond.

Add an optional museum gallery tour to explore further curriculum connections!

Available as:

  • Walking Tour

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Program Fees & Details:

  • 90 minute walking or bus tour | $75 flat rate
  • Programs are always free for RPS and Title 1 schools. Funding available based on need for other programs upon request.
  • Questions? Call 804-649-0711 ext. 317 or email¬†education@thevalentine.org.

Grade Level

Elementary, High, Middle

SOL(s)

VS. 2, VS.5, VS.8, USI.1, VUS.1, VUS.6

Time Period

1775-1784: Revolutionary, 1785-1850: Building America, 1850-1865: Civil War Period, 1866-1870: Reconstruction, 1871-1899: Post Reconstruction, 1900-1950: Early 20th Century

Program Type

City Walking Tour, Learning Trunk, Offsite, Onsite, Virtual