Richmond Downtown Walking Tour

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You will receive a compelling story of the origins of Richmond from small tobacco town to Capitol of the Commonwealth on a leisurely 2 hour stroll. Learn about Richmond's role in the Revolution and Civil War, as well as its major prominence in the Civil Rights movement. Each guest will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the city and what to see and do next in RVA.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Jackson Ward

We begin in historic Jackson Ward known as The Harlem of the South and the Black Wall Street of the SOuth

Duration: 10 minutes

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Stop by and hear about the life and contributions of Richmond native John Marshall in the history of the city and country.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Visit beautiful Court End, learn about the Wickham and Davis houses, Richmond's pivotal role in the Burr treason trial and Beef Juice!

Duration: 15 minutes

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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.

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Visit the original Medical College of Virginia, hear tales of custodial skullduggery, and how Richmond was a major medical center in the Civil War

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Visit the Church of the Confederacy and its Tiffany splendor and end your tour

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See and hear the story behind the proposed mausoleum for the first president and six key figures in the founding of the nation.

Duration: 10 minutes
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