Richmond Discoveries

School Tours

"...Each stop was beneficial in adding to the students' understanding of the wealth of resources in our city.  These visits also reinforced the use of artifacts and primary sources in research, and the... living history presentation was superb."

Anne, Henrico County Public Schools

“[The tour guides] went above-and-beyond to accommodate us and keep the students engaged and excited about history.”

Dana, Fairfax County Public Schools

"I just wanted to thank you for a WONDERFUL trip.  The kids (and adults!) had a great time."

Katie, Fairfax County Public Schools

"We absolutely loved our tour guides!  You all just made the trip for us.  Thank you so much for teaching us all about Richmond."

Cheri, Chesterfield County Public Schools

"Our trip this year was one of the best.  Each one of us had wonderful things to say about the guides."

Jackie, Fairfax County Public Schools




Let Richmond Discoveries plan your next field trip to the Capital city and take the stress out of planning! For each field trip, we

  • custom-design your attractions and programs based on your curriculum, budget, and interests, always remaining compliant with the Virginia Standards of Learning;
  • make all local arrangements so you need only one check for your entire time in Richmond;
  • design itineraries for multiple buses, with traffic and commuting in mind;
  • provide a professional local guide for each of your buses, who will provide an educational AND entertaining driving tour per the itinerary and provide directions to the driver; and
  • help you to RELAX and enjoy the day as much as possible!

Call us at (804) 222-8595 today to discuss your options! Click here to download our field trip flyer. Adobe software required for all downloads.


Sample School Tour Themes

THE RICHMOND RIVERFRONT – A walking tour along the canal and riverfront combines nature and history.

THE STATE CAPITOL & IT'S NEIGHBORS – An introduction to Virginia's state government and history, complete with interactive programming.

Richmond Discoveries Sample ToursTHE PATRIOT'S TOUR OF RICHMOND – George Washington did not spend much time here, but the rest did. See the Richmond of Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and Patrick Henry.

400 YEARS ON THE JAMES – The Story of Richmond. This tour covers the maximum number of S.O.L. topics on a one-day field trip.

THE EMBATTLED CAPITAL – This tour will take you to the places where history was made and bring the Civil War to life with our Richmond Alive! characters.

RICHMOND'S BLACK HERITAGE – From Bill "Bojangles" Robinson to Arthur Ashe, from Maggie Walker to Doug Wilder, Richmond has one of the deepest and proudest African-American heritages in the nation.

HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY – Look for art and symbolism in the stones of this Victorian cemetery, and visit the graves of presidents and generals. A great walking tour!


Visit our Richmond Alive! page to learn how you can bring history to life for your students with our Civil War Soldier, George Washington, Eliza Poe, and more!


Richmond Discoveries

Tel:  804-222-8595    Fax:  804-222-8596
1701 Williamsburg Rd.  Richmond, VA  23231

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