We invite your group to explore Richmond’s past and present with us. For more than 100 years, the Valentine has told the story of Richmond through exhibitions, city tours, special events, interactive history programs, tours of the 1812 Wickham House and more.

Wickham House Tours

Groups of 10 or more can arrange special guided tours of the 1812 John Wickham House, a National Historic Landmark and one of the Valentine’s greatest treasures. Creating History: The Valentine Family and the Creation of a Museum is available on the second floor of the Wickham House. Reservations are required. 

Gallery Tours

Our galleries are self-guided and contain a variety of changing and permanent exhibitions on Richmond history. See current exhibitions.

Interactive History Programs

Investigate the past with these engaging adult programs based on the Valentine’s extensive collection of photographs and primary sources, available at our site or yours. These audiovisual presentations explore a variety of Richmond themes and stories using our exhibition galleries, artifacts and archival material from the collection.

Richmond History Tours

Explore Richmond with us! Select from an existing tour or request a customized tour to fit your group’s needs. Additional fees may apply for customized tours. Call for more details.


Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Group admission to the museum is $8 per participant. 1812 John Wickham House tours are available at no additional charge, but advanced notice is required. Additional programs, including Richmond History Tours and Interactive History Programs have additional program fees; please see full descriptions and pricing. Box lunches can be arranged for your group; please inquire.  Please call 804-649-0711 x 319 or email education@thevalentine.org.

Photo by Hannah Neifert.