Walk in the footsteps of 400 years of history with the Richmond Tour Guys; while being captivated by the colorful stories of Richmond’s past and what it’s become. The Richmond Tour Guys’ free walking tours of Richmond are the perfect way to discover why in 2014 Frommers said “While you weren’t looking, Richmond got cool.” Our tours are acclaimed by locals and visitors who discover fun stories and ways to experience the city like they never have before; exploring and seeing Richmond through new eyes.”
Richmond’s historic, river-front commercial area is now a modern river-front dining, shopping, and night-life district housed in historic, industrial buildings. This 2 hour tour takes us along Richmond’s canal which fueled the commerce and hold the story of pre-20th Century Richmond; as well as the story of countless slaves who helped build the city. Meander through a locale filled with converted tobacco warehouses turned into Civil War hospitals; interspersed with murals painted by artists from around the world.
Reservations required. Reserve your spot at: http://www.richmondtourguys.com/shockoe-bottom/
Cost: The tour is free, but it is customary to tip your guide at the conclusion of your tour.
Where it begins: 14 S 14th St., Richmond, VA 23219
Parking: Free street parking, and paid parking lots conveniently located
Richmond’s beautiful riverwalk and canal
Center for the domestic slave trade in the United States
Oldest house in the city (1737)
Historic Main Street Station
Richmond first African-American burial ground and infamous Lumpkin’s jail
Murals interspersed throughout Shockoe