Updated as of 11/5/13
The schedule below includes all public tours in 2013. Unless otherwise stated, walking tours are $10 ($5 for History Center members) and bus tours are $25 ($20 for History Center members). Starting points vary. For your convenience, you may purchase walking and bus tour tickets online with your credit card (processing fees apply). 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 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.
*2-hour Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Tours are $15 per person and $10 for History Center Members.
Price includes a $5 donation to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for the restoration of monuments and iron fences on the cemetery grounds.
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 verify the status of the scheduled tour.
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Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30
Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour (10-11:30am)
Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, Cherry and Albemarle streets.
Nov. 10, 17
Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour* (2-4pm)
An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents. Meet at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets.
I Know Richmond: The Bus Tour (1-4pm)
An overview of the history of Richmond, including Court End, the James River and the Fall Line, Church Hill, Jackson Ward, the Fan and Monument Avenue. Tour drives by St. John's Church, Hollywood Cemetery, Main Street Station, the Jefferson Hotel and the Museum and White House of the Confederacy. Tour the State Capitol, walk Capitol Square and see the Civil Rights Memorial. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301. Meet at the History Center.
Dec. 26 & 27
Holiday Glitter: Monument Avenue After Dark Evening Walking Tours (6-7:30pm)
Our most popular walking tour! Enjoy the lights and glitter of Monument Avenue while it's decked out for the holidays. This early evening stroll combines history with a touch of glitz! Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight. Reservations required: (804) 649-0711 x301. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen and Monument avenues.
The 2013 Richmond History Tours Season is generously supported by: