Wickham House Tours (Onsite or virtual)

Wickham House Tours (Onsite or virtual)

During your tour a Valentine Educator will lead your group through the Wickham House, a national historic landmark constructed for the Wickham family in 1812. Students will learn about history of the home, as well as stories of the individuals that lived and worked in the house, including the Wickham family and the enslaved laborers.  

Choose from one of three themes below for the focus of your tour:

  • Eye-Spy! Past and Present – Learn about life in the past as you visit the Wickham House. Discover what games children played, what they ate, how they learned and even what their bedrooms looked like! Virginia SOLs: K.1, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, VS.1 USII.1 
  • Greek by Design – Discover arches, columns, wall painting and view the unique shapes and designs within the building as your students tour this house looking for Neoclassical Architecture. K2, K3, K4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.10, 3.1a, b, e, g, 3.3, 3.5 
  • Women in the Wickham House – Hear stories of Betsy, Nancy and Amy and other women who lived and worked in the Wickham House.  Discuss suffrage, agency, resilience and creativity and learn how life has changed for women in Richmond since 1812.  VUS.6d 

Includes pre-visit materials and videos that provide supplemental content and activities!

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