The guided bus and walking tours below are available for grades three through high school. Choose one or more tours or design your own. All tours are designed to support the Virginia Department of Education’s Standards of Learning, and all tour guides are well-trained and extremely comfortable working with diverse student populations. We also offer classroom-based School Programs, either at the History Center or at your school.
On this walking tour through Richmond's Court End neighborhood, students explore Richmond architecture influenced by Egypt, Greece and Ancient Rome. This walking tour may be combined with the Greek By Design school program.
This guided walking tour explores Capitol Square's rich history and architecture. An interior visit to the State Capitol can be added.
On this guided bus tour, with stops at Wilton House and the State Capitol, students gain knowledge of life in Colonial Richmond and discover some of the causes and results of the American Revolution.
On this guided bus tour, with a stop at the Maggie Walker Historic Site or the Bolling-Haxall House, students discover the social, economic, and technological changes in Richmond during the peiord from Reconstruction to the early 20th century.
On this combined bus and walking tour, younger studetns discover Richmond's history, geography, and architecture, as well as how our city and state function.
On this guided bus tour, with stops at the Virginia House of Delegates and the John Marshall House, students examine the structure and powers of local, state, and national governments, as well as the judicial system established by the Constitution of the United States.
On this guided bus tour, with stops at St. John's Church and the State Capitol, students discover what a fall line is and why it was important to Richmond's development, as well as examine Richmond's role in the formation of the country.
On this guided bus tour, with a stop at the Maggie Walker Historic Site or the Black History Museum and Capitol Square, students explore the important role that African Americans played in our city and state's history.
This walking tour focuses on the development of Richmond's canals in the early 19th century, demonstrating their importance to the early history of Virginia, territorial expansion, industries, and the growth of the city.
On this guided bus tour, with stops at Capitol Square, historic Tredegar, and either the Museum of the Confederacy or the Virginia Historical Society, students examine Richmond's role in the Civil War and the major events that took place here.
Grade level appropriate walking or bus tours can be designed to meet your instructional needs or interests. Walking tours of city neighborhoods such as Monument Avenue or Jackson Ward, as well as Hollywood Cemetery, also are available. We also offer custom designed tours for Expeditionary Learning Schools.
Please take into consideration that even though a tour is listed as a two or three hour tour, if the length of the tour is extended to include lunch time, for example that additional time will be included in the above formula. * For adults accompanying students, one adult is required for every 10 students and will participate at no cost. For each additional adult the cost will be $2 per hour per adult plus cost of site admissions if applicable.