Discover Richmond Stories!

Join us on a guided tour and explore Richmond history from its beginnings to present day, discovering the sites and stories that shaped the River City! From Thomas Jefferson’s State Capitol and the beautiful Hollywood Cemetery, to local Civil Rights heroes and the city’s growing art and food scenes, we’ll go beyond the highlights, uncovering stories and best kept secrets of locals. Historic walking tours, specialty bus tours, private and student tours are among the ways to discover Richmond with us.

From April – October we offer daily public walking tours. Private, custom and school tours are offered year round.

Purchase tickets online, or call call (804) 649-0711 x 301 to make your reservation by phone.

Private Tours

Experience the city with our dynamic Richmond history experts! Private group walking tours and step-on guides for bus tours are available, as well as customized itineraries. Explore Hollywood Cemetery, historic downtown or one of the city’s diverse neighborhoods.

Learn more and schedule a tour online, email tours@thevalentine.org or call 804-649-0711 x 301.

Student Tours

Use the city as your classroom with walking and bus tours customized to your instructional needs and interests. Popular student tours include Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond’s African American heritage, Jackson Ward, Capitol Square and more.

Learn more here or contact education@thevalentine.org or 804-649-0711 x 301 for more info.

Things To Know

Reservations: Reservations are strongly suggested. Purchase online, or call call (804) 649-0711 x 301. History Hounds tours, bicycle tours and bus tours all require reservations.

Accessibility: People of all abilities are welcome. If you have accessibility challenges or need special accommodation, please let us know in advance.

Weather: Tours are held rain or shine. However, in extreme weather a tour may be cancelled. Call 804-649-0711 x 301 to verify the tour will take place.

Cancellations: Cancellations made 48 hours before the start of the tour will be welcome to reschedule for another date. To reschedule a tour, call 804-649-0711 x 301. No refunds will be given.