Richmond History Tour is a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a wide variety of guided tours that explore the rich and diverse history of the city. Guided walking tours, specialty bus tours, custom group tours, school tours and step-on guides are among the services offered by the History Center.
Public Tours run April through December. To search by date, visit our Calendar.
Any tour may be cancelled due to weather related issues including but not limited to heavy rain, high winds or excessive heat and humidity. In case of inclement weather, please check back here for updates or call (804) 649-0711 option 4 to verfiy the status of the scheduled tour.
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If you have a Groupon or LivingSocial voucher for a walking tour that expired last year, we will honor the voucher at face value (amount you paid) for any walking tour. Restrictions are as follows: Due to our reservation system, we are unable to accept your voucher for any tour that requires a reservation which includes bus tours, Director's Tours, History Hounds and Holiday Glitter. An expired voucher may be used at face value for a Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Tour but will require a $5 donation (cash or check) per person for the maintenance of the cemetery grounds paid directly to your guide at the time of the tour.
For your convenience, you may purchase walking and bus tour tickets online with your credit card. Our tour guides only accept cash or check if paying on-site.
Same-day online ticket sales are not permitted. Same-day walk-ups (cash or check only) are welcome on most walking tours and on some bus tours, space permitting. Cancellations: If you would like to cancel your reservation, call (804) 649-0711 x301 no later than 48 hours before the start of the tour in order to receive a refund. No-shows will not be refunded. If a tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be contacted directly by phone and issued a full refund. In case of inclement weather, please visit www.richmondhistorytours.com or call (804) 649-0711 option 4 to verify the status of the scheduled tour.
Our master guides are well-trained, friendly and knowledgeable. Contact Dean Knight, Director of Tours at 804-649-0711, ext. 319 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule a step-on guide.
The 2014 Richmond History Tours Season is generously supported by: