Monument Avenue: Origins and Reverberation Student Walking Tour

Students will learn about the past and present of Richmond’s historic and changing Monument Avenue through an augmented reality guided walking tour. Guides will lead students in discussion about the creation and development of Monument Avenue as students experience a variety of primary sources related to the monuments and Lost Cause narrative through images and audio delivered through Augmented Reality glasses. This tour is limited to 9 students at a time, and is only available for middle and high school students.


Program Objective: Students will experience background information and primary sources in a multi-sensory walking tour that will create an understanding of how events of the past have shaped our city’s public memory and monumental landscape.


Program Type: school program, school walking tour
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): VS.1, VS.8, USII, USII.3, USII.4, CE.1, VUS.1, VUS.7, GOVT.1, GOVT.3, GOVT.9