Group Visits to the History Center

The History Center’s curriculum for adults seeks to expand a person’s appreciation of Richmond’s past. Audiovisual presentations are conducted by the History Center’s curatorial and education staff and, when held on-site, can include related artifacts from the collection or a current exhibition. We offer the following options for groups. Reservations are required for groups of ten or more.

Wickham House Tours

Groups of 10 or more can arrange special guided tours of the Wickham house (1812), a National Historic Landmark and one of the History Center’s greatest treasures.

Gallery Tours

Galleries are self-guided and contain a variety of exhibits.


  • Contact the Director of Visitor Services, 804.649.0711 x 360.
  • Download a reservation form to fax or mail to us.
  • A confirmation letter will be mailed to you after you have made your reservation.
  • A $25 deposit is due one month before your scheduled program.  Final payment is due on or before arrival. Checks are made payable to the Valentine Richmond History Center. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled date to receive a refund. 


  • Group admission to the museum is $7 per participant. Wickham house tours are available at no additional charge, but advanced notice is required.       
  • Onsite group lectures are $15 per person,  which includes admission to the galleries and Wickham House.
  • Box lunches can be arranged for your group. Cost is $10.50 per person.

Additional Group Options

Interactive History Lectures

Specially designed for delivery at your location, these lectures are available at your site or ours! Investigate the past with these engaging hands-on programs based on the History Center’s extensive collection of photographs and primary sources.

Richmond History Tours

Our tours can be customized to fit an individual group’s need, or the group can select from a variety of existing tours.