Halloween History on Hanover Walking Tour

Our modern Halloween traditions boast costumes, decorations and candy; yet its origins lie in an ancient Celtic holiday and Catholic All Hallows’ celebrations. Join us for a walk along one of Richmond’s most popular spots for Halloween festivities as we learn how this holiday evolved from early colonial practices and how immigrants and events through the years influenced the way Richmonders celebrate in the 21st century.

Reservations required.


Tour guides were beyond belief in their knowledge.  Very accommodating, patient, and just loved their jobs – you could tell from their enthusiasm.” –April 2016


Price: $15 Adult, $5 Valentine members, Children 18 and under are FREE
Length: 1.5 hours
Parking: On Street
Meeting place: Meet at Hanover Avenue and Strawberry Street.


Tour Notes

  • Reservations required and space is limited.
  • Valentine walking tours are typically between 1-2 miles in length. We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
  • Accessibility- People of all abilities are encouraged to join us for tours. If you have accessibility challenges or need accommodation, please let us know in advance.
  • 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.