Richmond Discoveries

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2015 Public Event Calendar
 

Join us for a fun, entertaining, and educational exploration of the city, always featuring someone in historic costume (weather and availability permitting).

About the 2015 series of Richmond Discoveries Walking Tours:

  • Tours take place on the  FOURTH SATURDAY of each month from May to October.
  • Tours take place from 9:30am to approximately 12:00pm.
  • Preregistration is REQUIRED through the website or by calling (804) 222-8595 to make a reservation.
  • Richmond is a city of hills, and these walking tours can be moderately strenuous. Please bring the following with you:
    • Sturdy walking shoes;
    • Drinking water and/or other sustenance;
    • Your receipt from your online transaction;
    • Your senses of ADVENTURE, HUMOR, and HISTORY.
Life at the Falls: 17th Century Richmond Walking Tour
May 23 (Saturday), 9:30am-12:00pm
Life at the Falls: 17th Century Richmond Walking Tour

Chief Powhatan's son was the man in charge at the Falls when Captain Christopher Newport arrived in 1607 to claim the land for King James I of England. With your local guide, learn about the English's failed settlements at "the Falls," the development of trading posts along the river, and the bloody clashes that marked the seventeenth-century landscape. 
MEET in front of St. John's Church (2401 E. Broad Street).

 

Revolutionary Richmond Walking Tour
June 27 (Saturday), 9:30am-12:00pm
Revolutionary Richmond Walking Tour

With your local guide, explore Richmond as it transformed from a small but active port village to the new capital of Revolutionary Virginia - an illegal state! Learn about Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold (who burned the town), the Marquis de Lafayette (who saved the town), and much, MUCH more on this walking tour.
MEET in front of the 17th Street Farmer's Market (100 N. 17th Street).

 

The Capitol District in the Civil War Walking Tour
July 25 (Saturday), 9:30am-12:00pm
Richmond in the Civil War - Capitol District

During the Civil War, Richmond served as the capital of the Confederacy, and every aspect of life changed for all of the city's inhabitants. With your local guide, learn about the Capitol District, including the active theatre, the railroad depots on E. Broad Street, St. Paul's Church, the canal's Great Basin, and the Evacuation Fire of April 2, 1865.
MEET at the George Washington Equestrian Statue in Capitol Square (near 9th and Grace Streets).

 

Shockoe Bottom in the Civil War Walking Tour
August 22 (Saturday), 9:30am-12:00pm
Richmond in the Civil War - Shockoe Bottom

During the Civil War, all aspects of life for the city's inhabitants changed. Learn about historic Shockoe Bottom, home to Richmond's slave auction district and the tobacco industry in the years leading up to the Civil War. Hear stories about the Confederate air balloons, Libby Prison, the Confederate Naval Yard, and more on this fascinating tour.
MEET in front of the 17th Street Farmer's Market (100 N. 17th Street).

 

Church Hill in the Civil War Walking Tour
September 26 (Saturday), 9:30am-12:00pm
Richmond in the Civil War - Church Hill

Church Hill has nearly always been a residential area, and that is true even during the Civil War, when Richmond became the capital of the Confederacy and all aspects of life changed. Learn about "Crazy Bet," the Union spy, the largest hospital in the world during the Civil War at Chimborazo, and much MUCH more about this historic neighborhood.
MEET in front of St. John's Church (2401 E. Broad Street).

 

Poe's Richmond Walking Tour
October 24 (Saturday), 9:30am-12:00pm
Poe's Richmond Walking Tour

Edgar Allan Poe spent more time in Richmond than any other city. With your local guide, explore the sites that carry the most memory for him, including his marriage site, the site of the Southern Literary Messenger, his mother's grave, and the house where he rekindled romance with his first love on the eve of his untimely death. 
MEET in front of St. John's Church (2401 E. Broad Street).

 

 

Richmond Discoveries
richmonddiscoveries@gmail.com

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

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