Walk though Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods to discover the history of the ports, canals, and railroads that helped contribute to the city's development. Hear the tales behind top landmarks and some of Richmond's most important characters.
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Duration: 2 hours
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  • Learn about some of Richmond's historic infrastructure
  • See icons of Richmond's railroad history
  • Hear about the city's time as a major port city
  • Walk through the most historic neighborhoods
Full description
Meet your guide at the beautiful Libby Hill Park overlooking the James River to hear about Richmond's earliest days as a port city. The tour moves down the hill into Shockoe Bottom where you will see numerous landmarks associated with Richmond's railroad and canal history. At each site, hear about the location's origins, in addition to the stories of some of the fascinating people associated with them.

The tour concludes at the 17th Street Market where your guide will be happy to answer any lingering questions that you might have, or to provide recommendations for other places to see and things to do in Richmond. Your guide will also be happy to walk you back to Libby Hill Park where the tour started.
  • Professional tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts. Your guide will be wearing a Richmond Historic Haunts polo shirt.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Video recording
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This tour includes about two miles of walking over the course of two hours
• This tour will take place rain or shine
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Richmond Historic Haunts

Product ID: 377071