Historic Jackson Ward, Public Art & Murals

Explore the diversity and history of one of Richmond's most vibrant neighborhoods.

Explore the diversity and history of one of Richmond’s most vibrant neighborhoods. On this walking tour, students will visit murals, revitalized buildings and historic homes and learn the neighborhood’s rich history. As we trace its evolution from immigrant working-class neighborhood, to the “Harlem of the South” and a modern community today, we’ll explore how art is telling the story of Jackson Ward.

Program Objectives: 

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

Available as:

  • Walking Tour



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

Time Period

1850-1865: Civil War Period, 1866-1870: Reconstruction, 1871-1899: Post Reconstruction, 1900-1950: Early 20th Century, 1951-1999: Late 20th Century

Program Type

City Walking Tour