Richmond Downtown Small Group Walking Tour


Free cancellation

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

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This leisurely stroll takes you through downtown Richmond with a guide who will tell you about the layers of history all around you. Talk about the town’s role in the Revolution, Civil War, and more. This is a small group tour, so you’ll keep costs down by sharing your guide, but still have an intimate tour group. You’ll also be wearing a headset on tour to encourage safe distancing.


Easily meet your guide at the Convention Center
Keep costs down by booking this small group tour
Wear headsets to encourage safe distancing
Tour for around 2 hours, then the rest of the day is free


We begin in historic Jackson Ward known as The Harlem of the South and the Black Wall Street of the SOuth
Stop by and hear about the life and contributions of Richmond native John Marshall in the history of the city and country.
Visit beautiful Court End, learn about the Wickham and Davis houses, Richmond's pivotal role in the Burr treason trial and Beef Juice!
Learn about how Richmond became the capitol of the CSA, the Davis years as President, The Great Evacuation Fire, and Lincoln's visit to Richmond just one day after surrender.
Visit the original Medical College of Virginia, hear tales of custodial skullduggery, and how Richmond was a major medical center in the Civil War
Visit the only church designed by Jefferson's apprentice, hear the horrors of the Richmond Theater Fire, and how Edgar Allen Poe became a true Richmonder
See the second oldest governor's mansion in the US and learn about the monuments Capitol Square. Visit the Civil Rights Memorial and hear the story behind Brown v. The Board of Ed
Hear the story behind Richmond becoming the third capitol of the Commonwealth, how Jefferson's plans for the new building went awry, and the tragedy that befell it in 1870.
See the newest addition to Capitol Square. learn about the first European women in the colony, the contributions of 12 prominent women, the arrival of the first Africans and the history of slavery in the city.
Visit the Church of the Confederacy and its Tiffany splendor and end your tour
See and hear the story behind the proposed mausoleum for the first president and six key figures in the founding of the nation.


Headsets that promote safe distancing

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.