Richmond’s African American Heritage

Explore the important role that African American Richmonders have played in shaping city, state and national history.

Students will discover the stories of influential Black Richmonders and the communities and organizations that have sustained and nurtured them over time, as they tour significant African American neighborhoods and sites throughout the city.

Program objectives:

Add an optional museum gallery tour to make additional curriculum connections.

Available as:

  • Bus Tour
  • Please note, transportation is not included.



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

Grade Level

Elementary, High, Middle


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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, 1951-1999: Late 20th Century, 2000-present: Early 21st Century

Program Type

City Bus Tour