Unique Richmond Tours
Richmond is one of America's most historic cities. At nearly every turn, you'll find an echo of events that have, in one way or another, shaped our country. A good number of these historical happenings have taken place right here in this city. The drama of the Civil War is just one of the many examples of the various events that still resonate in Richmond. And whether you decide to take a walking tour or opt for a more structured guided tour, these are some of the places that are filled with compelling stories and the extraordinary people who turned their lives into our history.
The Haunts of Richmond
offers a frighteningly good time as it offers you a chance to tour Shockoe Bottom, Richmond's oldest and most haunted neighborhood. This tour brings to life the city's legends and ghost stories more vividly than any 3D movie ever could. This experience is brought to life by the authors of Haunted Richmond: The Shadows of Shockoe, and their expertise and personal stories only make this tour all the more dramatic.
Address: 1914 East Main Street, Richmond, VA - MAP
Phone: (866) 782-2661
Edgar Allan Poe was often touted as "America's Shakespeare," and his gift for telling stories laced with arresting details is what has made him one of the world's most acclaimed writers. His life was nothing less than dramatic as well, and you can get a closer glimpse at what he was like when you tour the Edgar Allan Poe Museum
. Learn about Poe's life, what inspired him and how he came to write some of his most lauded works. You'll also see a fascinating collection of original manuscripts and some of the man's personal items when you take this darkly inviting tour.
Address: 1914 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23223 - MAP
Breathe in the regal beauty and majestic grandeur of Richmond when you take a tour of the Capitol Square and Virginia State Capitol
. The dramatic Civil War history and other episodes seem a little less heated when you experience the classic beauty of the State Capitol. The tour also includes a chance to see the surrounding grounds. Your guide will draw connections between the various points of interest within the Capitol building, some notable artifacts, and the surrounding sites. Don't forget your camera, as there are several monuments on the grounds that will make for some excellent photos.
Address: 9th and Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23319 - MAP
Phone: (804) 698-1788
Sometimes, to get the real story, you have to go underground. Richmond's Canal Walk
takes the idea of going underground quite literally, as you will embark on this underground walking tour that curves 1.25 miles through he city on the banks of the Haxall Canal, James River and Kanawha Canal. You'll learn about the interesting history of the canal and river, and top it all off with a great canal ride from Kanawha.
Address: 14th & Dock Street, Richmond, VA 23219 - MAP
Phone: (804) 782-2777
When you tour the Berkeley Plantation
, you'll be among a couple of history's most significant connections. One is that the plantation house is said to be the site of the Thanksgiving celebration of 1619, although debate still exists over the exact location of the original event. The gorgeous Georgian manor is also the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison, who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Also, our ninth President, William Henry Harrison, was born here as well. Enjoy lush gardens and restored grounds as you stroll after the tour to enjoy the scenery that extends all the way to the James River.
Address: 12602 Harrison Landing Rd, Charles City, VA 23030 - MAP
Phone: (804) 829-6018