Signature Shockoe, Canal 2-Hour Walking Tour


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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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Tour Richmond's Historic Canal District and Shockoe Bottom, See The Poe Museum, The King Jame's Cross, Murals, and the oldest continuing Mason's Hall in the Commonwealth. You will experience the story of Richmond's growth from small tobacco town to becoming a major financial center and capitol of the Commonwealth. Visit the site of Richmond's infamous slave trade and hear the narrative of prominence and problems in the Ante-Bellum era. Your tour will bring to life the significance of the James River in creating the vibrant city RVA was and has become. We begin at the Valentine First Freedom Center (the site of the original capitol, and conclude at the historic Main St Station. Tour length is approximately two hours.


See The Poe Museum in the oldest existing house in Richmond Here about a true Richmonder Edgar Allen Poe.
Visit the Beaux Art Train Station beautifully restored and a beautifuyl example of early 20th century architecture.
The only triple crossing of three major railroads in the US located by the canal and the monument to Henry 'Box" Brown.
Walk along the old Haxall Canal, where the world's largest flour mill (The Gallegos) once made Richmond the flour capitol of the world
See the site of the original Street Art/Mural festival and Washington's vision for a canal linking the City to the Ohio River
Visit the replica of the cross erected to celebrate the first meeting between John Smith and the Native Pamunkey. here the story around early English attempts to settle the area and its growth into a world class tobacco center.
Visit the site of Richmond's infamous Civil War Prison and its most daring escape in 1864. Here the role of Crazy Bett Van Lew in their plans
Stop by the oldest continuing Masons' Hall in Virginia begun by George Washington in 1785, frequewnted by Marshall, Randall, and Lafayette.
Discover the hidden gems of the James River and Shockoe Bottom and the restaurant/nightlife of Main St.
See and hear about the impact of the James, and historic flooding in the development of the city.
Walk through one of the original outdoor markets in RVA and hear about its rebirth as an dining destination.


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Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.