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July 2018

Railroads in Richmond Walking Tour

Take a fun and interactive trek through the history of railroads and streetcars in Richmond.  We will visit railroad-related sites, including Richmond’s famous Triple Crossing, and discover stories of Richmond railroad travel from before the Civil War through the golden age of trains and beyond.   "If you really want to see Richmond, do a Valentine walking tour."  -June 2016   Price: $15 Adult, $5 Child, $5 Valentine members Length: 2 hours Parking: On Street Meeting place: Virginia Welcome Center…

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July 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2018 at 10:00am

Virginia Welcome Center – Main Street Station, 1500 E. Main Street
Richmond, 23230 United States
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History of Court End and Capitol Square Walking Tour

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 28, 2018 at 10:00am

The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Richmond’s historic Court End neighborhood grew naturally as a prestigious area in the late 18th and early 19th century due to its proximity to Thomas Jefferson’s new Virginia State Capitol building. Join us to discover architectural gems and stories of America’s federal period.   “What a wonderful way to learn so much about the city, its history and architecture!” –June 2016   Price: $15 Adult, $5 Child, $5 Valentine members Length: 2 hours Parking: On Street Meeting place: Meet at…

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Railroads in Richmond Walking Tour

Take a fun and interactive trek through the history of railroads and streetcars in Richmond.  We will visit railroad-related sites, including Richmond’s famous Triple Crossing, and discover stories of Richmond railroad travel from before the Civil War through the golden age of trains and beyond.   "If you really want to see Richmond, do a Valentine walking tour."  -June 2016   Price: $15 Adult, $5 Child, $5 Valentine members Length: 2 hours Parking: On Street Meeting place: Virginia Welcome Center…

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July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2018 at 10:00am

Virginia Welcome Center – Main Street Station, 1500 E. Main Street
Richmond, 23230 United States
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History of Court End and Capitol Square Walking Tour

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 28, 2018 at 10:00am

The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Richmond’s historic Court End neighborhood grew naturally as a prestigious area in the late 18th and early 19th century due to its proximity to Thomas Jefferson’s new Virginia State Capitol building. Join us to discover architectural gems and stories of America’s federal period.   “What a wonderful way to learn so much about the city, its history and architecture!” –June 2016   Price: $15 Adult, $5 Child, $5 Valentine members Length: 2 hours Parking: On Street Meeting place: Meet at…

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August 2018

History of Jackson Ward Walking Tour

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maggie Walker National Historic Site, 600 N 2nd St
Richmond, Virginia 23219
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Known as the “birthplace of Black Capitalism,” Jackson Ward is rich in black history and culture and boasts a beautiful collection of preserved antebellum architecture and cast iron porches. Meet at 00 Clay Street, between 1st and Adams streets.

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From Monroe Ward to Jackson Ward Walking Tour

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2018 at 10:00am

110 W Franklin Street, 110 W Franklin Street
Richmond, 23230 United States
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Explore two historic districts, Monroe Ward and Jackson Ward, areas which experienced the height of their development during the 19th century. Separated by Broad Street, historic Monroe Ward was home to many of Richmond’s white elite, while Jackson Ward grew from an immigrant neighborhood to a thriving African American residential and commercial area in the years following the Civil War. As we walk from Monroe Ward to Jackson Ward, we will learn about the neighborhoods’ unique histories, including their commonalities…

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From Monroe Ward to Jackson Ward Walking Tour

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2018 at 10:00am

110 W Franklin Street, 110 W Franklin Street
Richmond, 23230 United States
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Explore two historic districts, Monroe Ward and Jackson Ward, areas which experienced the height of their development during the 19th century. Separated by Broad Street, historic Monroe Ward was home to many of Richmond’s white elite, while Jackson Ward grew from an immigrant neighborhood to a thriving African American residential and commercial area in the years following the Civil War. As we walk from Monroe Ward to Jackson Ward, we will learn about the neighborhoods’ unique histories, including their commonalities…

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Murals of Jackson Ward Walking Tour

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
325 North 2nd Street, 325 North 2nd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
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Explore the diversity of one of Richmond’s most vibrant neighborhoods. During our walk we’ll visit murals, revitalized buildings and historic homes to learn more about a neighborhood that has had numerous incarnations. From immigrant working-class neighborhood to the Harlem of the South, see how art is shaping the face of Jackson Ward today.   "A fascinating tour that provided so much info on the artists and the history of Jackson Ward.  I could take this tour again and still enjoy…

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Broad Street’s Vibrant Arts District Walking Tour

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Institute for Contemporary Art, 601 W Broad Street
Richmond, 23230 United States
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Explore the Broad Street corridor known today as the art and cultural hub of Richmond. Originating as a downtown retail destination in the in the late 19th to mid 20th-century, in recent years this area has transformed with art galleries, theatres, boutiques, restaurants, and even an art-focused hotel, the Quirk.   "If you really want to see Richmond, do a Valentine walking tour."  - June 2016   Price: $15 Adult, $5 Child, $5 Valentine members Length: 2 hours Parking: On…

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September 2018

History of Bellevue Walking Tour

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

Bellevue and MacArthur Avenues, MacArthur Ave & Bellevue Ave
Richmond, 23227 United States
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Go back in history to visit this charming Northside neighborhood named Bellevue, French for “beautiful view,” by Lewis Ginter. Learn about the history of this community planned by Ginter and his business partner, John Pope.   "If you really want to see Richmond, do a Valentine walking tour."  - June 2016   Price: $15 Adult, $5 Child, $5 Valentine members Length: 2 hours Parking: On Street Meeting place: Meet at the corner of Bellevue and MacArthur avenues.   Advanced tickets…

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History of Bellevue Walking Tour

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

Bellevue and MacArthur Avenues, MacArthur Ave & Bellevue Ave
Richmond, 23227 United States
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Go back in history to visit this charming Northside neighborhood named Bellevue, French for “beautiful view,” by Lewis Ginter. Learn about the history of this community planned by Ginter and his business partner, John Pope.   "If you really want to see Richmond, do a Valentine walking tour."  - June 2016   Price: $15 Adult, $5 Child, $5 Valentine members Length: 2 hours Parking: On Street Meeting place: Meet at the corner of Bellevue and MacArthur avenues.   Advanced tickets…

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History Hounds Explore Ginter Park Walking Tour

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brook Road and Westwood Avenue, Brook Road and Westwood Avenue
Richmond, 23227 United States
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Dogs and their owners will enjoy this walking tour presented in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. This stately north Richmond neighborhood, planned by Lewis Ginter, has been home to many of the city’s political and social elite.   Price: $15 Adult, $5 Child, $5 Valentine members Length: 2 hours Parking: On Street Meeting place: Meet at the northwest corner of Brook Road and Westwood Avenue.   Reservations required. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain leashed.…

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October 2018

History of Manchester Walking Tour

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

Camden’s Dogtown Market, 201 W 7th Street
Richmond, 23227 United States
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Located just across the banks of the James River, Manchester was incorporated into Richmond in 1910. Join us for a walking tour of this hip, urban area which is undergoing a massive transformation. Explore this once independent city's pre Civil War past and look at how industrial space is being redesigned for work, living and art space in the 21st century.   “What a wonderful way to learn so much about the city, its history and architecture!” –June 2016  …

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A River Runs Through It: The History of Richmond and the James River Walking Tour

The mighty James River runs through the heart of Richmond. From the pre-colonial times of the Powhatan Indians to George Washington's dream of a canal system that reached the Mississippi to today's urban playground, the river has shaped the lives of generations of Richmonders. Come explore the river, its industries, its sorrows and its enchantments as we walk the Flood Wall through downtown.   "If you really want to see Richmond, do a Valentine walking tour."  -June 2016   Price:…

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October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

History of Manchester Walking Tour

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

Camden’s Dogtown Market, 201 W 7th Street
Richmond, 23227 United States
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Located just across the banks of the James River, Manchester was incorporated into Richmond in 1910. Join us for a walking tour of this hip, urban area which is undergoing a massive transformation. Explore this once independent city's pre Civil War past and look at how industrial space is being redesigned for work, living and art space in the 21st century.   “What a wonderful way to learn so much about the city, its history and architecture!” –June 2016  …

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