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.
Download the 2013-2014 School Programs & Tours Brochure (PDF).
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.
This walking tour focuses on the cemetery’s unique history, its landscape design, architecture, symbols and noted residents including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Civil War Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart.
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.
These tours enable students to walk some of Richmond’s historic neighborhoods such as Church Hill, Jackson Ward or Monument Avenue and can include a site visit.
Grade level appropriate walking or bus tours can be designed to meet your instructional needs or interests. 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.