Programs & Tours

Programs & Tours

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

School Groups

Can my group visit the gift shop?
Gift shop visits are available, but must be pre-arranged in order to allow time for the visit.

How many chaperones can I bring?
You may bring an unlimited number of chaperones, but, if you have more than two for every ten students you will need to alert the History Center in order to make special arrangements. Please keep in mind that parking is limited in downtown Richmond.

My students are coming on buses, but I have several chaperones who are driving. Where can they park?
Additional chaperones can park in the Visitor Deck of the VCU Medical Center, accessible from 12th Street at Leigh Street. We will issue a voucher to cover the costs of parking. Space is limited in any downtown parking deck on weekdays. Carpooling is encouraged.

Adult Groups

How early do I need to schedule a group visit or slide lecture?
We request that you schedule at least 4 weeks in advance.

Is the History Center wheelchair accessible?
Yes, but please let us know of your group’s special needs in advance of the program so that we may better accommodate you.

Does the History Center have a gift shop?
Yes, the gift shop is located at the entrance to the museum. Please allow extra time for shopping.

How many people constitute a "group," and do I need that many people to schedule a program?
You must have at least five people to schedule a slide lecture on-site and 10 people for group admission to the museum.