Events

Union Hill and North Church Hill

Sunday, July 2 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 15 at 10 a.m.

Long separated from the rest of Church Hill by a deep ravine, Union Hill’s physical isolation led to its development as an independent community with a unique plan and distinct architectural character. Join us as we walk through Union Hill and North Church Hill, exploring the history and relationship of these sister neighborhoods.  Meet at Jefferson Park, at the corner of North 21st Street and Princess Anne Avenue.

In addition to learning about the history and revitalization of these neighborhoods we will be stopping at two local hot spots for samples! Roaring Pines will provide sample drinks and Sub Rosa will have a pastries tasting for tour participants. Please bring along a few extra dollars ($2.00 at each place) if you would like to enjoy these samplings.

$15 per person
$5 for Valentine Members
Walk-ups welcome.
Cash or check.
On-street parking.

This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine.  We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields.  Led by a master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city’s rich past, present and future.

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Union Hill & North Church Hill Walking Tour

Long separated from the rest of Church Hill by a deep ravine, Union Hill’s physical isolation led to its development as an independent community with a unique plan and distinct architectural character. Join us as we walk through Union Hill and North Church Hill, exploring the history and relationship of these sister neighborhoods.

 

“Our guide’s fun and confident style allowed me to learn and see new things, even in the area I thought was familiar with.” – July 2017

 

Price: $15 Adult, $5 Valentine members, Children under 18 are FREE
Length: 2 hours
Parking: On Street
Meeting place: Meet at the fountain in Jefferson Park, North 21st Street and Princess Anne Avenue.

 

Tour Notes

  • Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged. 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.

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Union Hill & North Church Hill Walking Tour

Long separated from the rest of Church Hill by a deep ravine, Union Hill’s physical isolation led to its development as an independent community with a unique plan and distinct architectural character. Join us as we walk through Union Hill and North Church Hill, exploring the history and relationship of these sister neighborhoods.

 

“Our guide’s fun and confident style allowed me to learn and see new things, even in the area I thought was familiar with.” – July 2017

 

Price: $15 Adult, $5 Valentine members, Children under 18 are FREE
Length: 2 hours
Parking: On Street
Meeting place: Meet at the fountain in Jefferson Park, North 21st Street and Princess Anne Avenue.

 

Tour Notes

  • Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged. 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.