The Valentine offers interactive student programs and tours that enhance classroom instruction and make history come alive! All programs are compatible with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements and led by Valentine Educators and Guides.  To learn more about our offerings, view program descriptions below or search using our search bar.  You can also download a copy of our student programs booklet.

New this fall! The Valentine will be offering virtual museum tours and programs. Read more below or email education@thevalentine.org.

In the meantime, check out our Virtual Valentine  page for online student resources.


Programming available for the 2021-2022 school year!


The Valentine’s outreach programs offer the opportunity for students to experience our collections from their school or classroom.  Valentine Educators bring history alive with  programming materials, recreation artifacts and primary sources to classrooms within Central Virginia.

Outreach programs are $5 per student. Mileage charges apply for schools over 30 miles away.  At this time number of participants per educator is determined by State and school guidelines. Funding is available for Title One and RPS schools.

This fall the Valentine is open to students! Visit our galleries or the 1812 Wickham House to engage with Richmond history.

Onsite programs are $5 per student. All educators working with children are required to be masked. For the 2021-2022 school year we are able to accommodate three classes at a time onsite. At this time number of participants per educator is determined by state and school guidelines. Funding is available for Title One and RPS schools.

For hybrid or in-person classrooms, the Valentine is pleased to offer Valentine Learning Trunks, a free, comprehensive museum-in-a-box experience delivered directly to you! Each trunk comes with reproduction artifacts and primary sources, activities, supplemental digital content and suggested lesson plans for integrating this hand-on experience into your curriculum.

Learning trunks are a flat $60 to reserve and can be delivered anywhere within 30 miles of the Valentine Museum.  Schools or organizations located more than 30 miles may be asked to pay for mileage. Funding is available for Title One and RPS schools.

The Valentine’s virtual field trips offer the opportunity for students to experience our collections from home or the classroom in real time. Join one of our Valentine Educators on a live exploration of the our galleries and historic home, designed to engage young learners and connect to your curriculum.

Virtual field trips are $50 per program.  Funding is available for Title One and RPS schools.

Use the City as your classroom!  Valentine walking tours are customized to meet your instructional needs and interests.  From Richmond Canals to Jackson Ward to Court End we have tours that will cover all of your curriculum needs!

Walking tours are $75 per program.  Funding is available for Title One and RPS schools.

2021 – 2022 Student Programs

 Result(s)

Design in Time (available for outreach, onsite or virtual!)

Play with patterns and colors while exploring shapes and textures found in the clothes we wear and the jobs we do.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 2, 1, k, prek
SOL(s): K1, K2, K3, K4, K6; Math K1, K16, 1.1g, 1.1.d, 2nd 2.1e, f, g

Wickham House Tours (available in person or virtually)

Wickham House Tours (available in person or virtually)

Experience a customized virtual Wickham House tour in real-time built to meet your groups needs and interests.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, k, prek
SOL(s): K.1, K2, K3, K4, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, VS.1 USII.1  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.10, 3.1a, b, e, g, 3.3, 3.5, VUS.6d

Ancients in the Neighborhood Walking Tour

On this walking tour through Richmond’s Court End neighborhood, students explore Richmond architecture influenced by Egypt, Greece and Ancient Rome.

Program Type: school walking tour
Grade(s): 5, 4, 3
SOL(s): 3.1a,b,e,g, 3.3, 3.5, 3.13, VS.4c, 3, VS.6b
 Result(s)

Design in Time (available for outreach, onsite or virtual!)

Play with patterns and colors while exploring shapes and textures found in the clothes we wear and the jobs we do.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 2, 1, k, prek
SOL(s): K1, K2, K3, K4, K6; Math K1, K16, 1.1g, 1.1.d, 2nd 2.1e, f, g

Wickham House Tours (available in person or virtually)

Wickham House Tours (available in person or virtually)

Experience a customized virtual Wickham House tour in real-time built to meet your groups needs and interests.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, k, prek
SOL(s): K.1, K2, K3, K4, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, VS.1 USII.1  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.10, 3.1a, b, e, g, 3.3, 3.5, VUS.6d

Ancients in the Neighborhood Walking Tour

On this walking tour through Richmond’s Court End neighborhood, students explore Richmond architecture influenced by Egypt, Greece and Ancient Rome.

Program Type: school walking tour
Grade(s): 5, 4, 3
SOL(s): 3.1a,b,e,g, 3.3, 3.5, 3.13, VS.4c, 3, VS.6b