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Visitors Guide - Padding

Local Tours

Whether you're traveling by foot, car, water or air, the Richmond Region offers a captivating variety of tours and excursions. Explore historic neighborhoods. Go on a ghost tour. Traverse cobblestone streets on a Segway. Or get a bird's-eye view -- via airplane, helicopter or hot air balloon - of the area. Even take a tour to discover Richmond's beautiful theater and performing arts community. Search our Richmond Region tours for great ideas.


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RVA Trolley

  • 1301 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: 804-343-1850
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DID YOU KNOW that Richmond was the site of the very first trolley system in the world, dating back to 1888? Experience Richmond history in a classic trolley ideally suited for visitors and residents alike. Enjoy Richmond landmarks from the comfort of our…more »

Haunts of Richmond Walking Tour

  • 1914 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23223
  • Phone: (866) 782-2661
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Walking Ghost Tours of Richmond's oldest and most haunted neighborhoods. Fridays & Saturdays 9 p.m., May-October. Private tours available on request. more »

Richmond History Tours

  • 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 649-0711
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Richmond History Tours is a service of the Valentine and offers a wide variety of tours that explore the rich history of the area. Sunday walking tours focus on historic areas. Guided walking tours of Hollywood Cemetery take place at 10 a.m., Monday-Saturday,…more »

Segway of Richmond

  • 1301 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 343-1850
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Segway of Richmond store resides in beautiful downtown Richmond, Virginia. Located in the historic Columbian Building in Shockoe Slip, Segway of Richmond provides a full line of world-class personal transporters for guided tours of downtown Richmond, segway…more »

Elegba Folklore Society

  • 101 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 644-3900
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In the Beginning…Virginia, Along the Trail of Enslaved Africans Journey into Richmond’s history to visit the sites where few monuments exist. These newly marked sites tell the other half of the story; the story that lives between the pages of history books —…more »

Richmond Paddlesports

  • James River Park System, Richmond, VA 23224
  • Phone: (804) 898-0697
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RVA Paddlesports, based in Richmond, Virginia offers whitewater instruction for all levels of paddlers. The Upper James River offers the perfect playground for beginners to progress from flatwater to class II during half day intro clinic. On the second day…more »

African-American Tours of Richmond

  • 3520 Skipping Rock Way, Richmond, VA 23234
  • Phone: (804) 683-6630
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Tour of all sites associated with liberty and African-American contributions and achievements. more »

Ardent Craft Ales

  • 3200 West Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23230-4410
  • Phone: (804) 359-1605
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Ardent Craft Ales is a production brewery, taproom, and beer garden located in Scott’s Addition. We pride ourselves on our beers, as well as our personable and knowledgeable staff, industrial-edged taproom, and family- and dog-friendly beer garden. In addition…more »

Balloons Over Virginia

  • Hanover Air Park, 9988 Lickinghole Road, Ashland, VA 23005
  • Phone: (804) 798-0080
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Your hot-air balloon flight will create a memory of a lifetime. All flights originate from the full-service balloon-port located in the Hanover Air Park. Flights last approximately one hour. As part of your first flight ceremony, each passenger will receive a…more »

Battery Dantzler

  • 1820 Battery Dantzler Road, Chesterfield, VA 23831
  • Phone: (804) 751-4664
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This Confederate battery is the northern end of the Howlett Line that bottled up Butler’s forces on the Bermuda Hundred peninsula. The fort was named for Col. Olin Miller Dantzler, 22d South Carolina Infantry, who was killed in action near here. In January,…more »

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