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Free Historic Shockoe Bottom Walking Tour

  • 14th St & Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219
  • Dates: March 13, 2016 - November 20, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Venue: First Freedom Center
  • Phone: 804-263-7914
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Price: Free, Donations accepted
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The Shockoe Bottom Tour meets in front of the Religious Freedom Monument on 14th & Cary St. (the giant needle). From there your guide will take you to explore the center for trade… both legal, illicit, and somewhere in between in early Richmond. It was the center for the slave trade in the city and features Richmond’s oldest buildings. On the route you will see: The oldest house in Richmond… with a special connection to Edgar Allan Poe The old African American Burial ground and the story of enslaved rebel Gabriel Prosser’s doomed revolt The oldest continuously used Masonic lodge in the USA built in 1787 The remains of Lumpkin’s Slave Jail The First Freedom Center – the site where Virginia’s Religious Freedom statute was adopted The Romanesque Main Street Train station Building. Street Art along the way And much, much more The tour will end with you located conveniently around several restaurants. Dates and Times Sundays at 11:00 AM Are reservations required? Yes. Due to high demand, we are limited to 30 spots per tour. Reserve Now! For groups of more than 5, please call ahead to reserve your spot (804)263-7914 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? All street parking in Richmond is free on weekends. Park anywhere on the street and walk over. This meetup spot is also close to several hotels and parking garages that cost about $5. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any other questions, please email: information@richmondtourguys.com or call (804) 263-7914.

Free Historic Shockoe Bottom Walking Tour