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Richmond: Patriots, Boos, and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

1. Richmond: Patriots, Boos, and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Head on a haunted pub crawl and learn about the spooky side of Richmond. Explore the Shockoe Bottom district with your guide and discover the haunted history of the area at different pubs and other haunted locations. Raise a glass to the icons that made America. You may even run into a few of them. Meet your guide at Rosie Connolly’s Pub and down an Irish black and tan as you investigate reports of two mysterious spirits in the kitchen. From there, explore 7 additional historic, haunted locations. Sip on some African wine at JewFro as you hear about the gory details of a murder-suicide. Stand where Patrick Henry delivered his famous line and uncover his darkest secret. Then, learn about some untold history, like the story of the beer shortage that steered the Mayflower to Plymouth Rock.

Richmond: Arts District Walking Food Tour

2. Richmond: Arts District Walking Food Tour

Richmond’s revitalized Arts District, spanning parts of Jackson Ward and Monroe Ward, will capture your imagination with a mix of historically-significant architecture, under-the-radar restaurants, and inspiring art galleries. Joining this tour means exploring the Arts District as an insider. You will sample delicious food and snacks from 5-6 different restaurants, cafes, and shops, possibly including truly authentic southern cuisine, mouth-watering Mediterranean fare, unique ice cream, and more!   You’ll meet chefs and business owners and discover their passion for their craft. You’ll hear the stories that make this one of Richmond’s most defining neighborhoods, but most of all, you'll have fun doing it!

Richmond Ghosts: Sinister Scares of Shockoe Bottom Tour

3. Richmond Ghosts: Sinister Scares of Shockoe Bottom Tour

Experience Richmond’s haunted past and uncover stories of murder, mayhem, and tragedy while discovering the secret histories that hide in the shadows. From the Powhatan Confederacy to present-day grisly murders. Listen to honest accounts from a professional guide of the events that shaped this River City and led to the very real Richmond Ghosts. Take a tour of the darker side of Richmond and visit the most haunted sites around the Shockoe Bottom area, depending on whether you choose to upgrade to an extended tour. Hear of the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe, said to haunt the staircase that was once in his house, and the chilling tales surrounding Lumpkin's Slave Jail and the historic Masonic Lodge and the ghosts said to linger there, along with many other terrifying tales. Learn about the lesser-known history and the hauntings that often accompany it. You're guaranteed to be creeped out, but you'll still be able to sleep.

Richmond: Shockoe Bottom Ghost Walking Tour

4. Richmond: Shockoe Bottom Ghost Walking Tour

Hear haunting tales of generations past on a walking ghost tour of Richmond's oldest neighborhood, Shockoe Bottom. Marvel at the long-standing architecture that has evolved over the course of several centuries as your guide leads you through this still thriving neighborhood. The first stop on your tour is the Poe Museum. See the structures that are now dedicated to the master of the macabre and learn about the hauntings of one of Richmond's founding families. Walk past the oldest active Masonic Lodge in the western hemisphere and hear about how its halls are frequented by its past members. Moving through the neighborhood, see how centuries of tumultuous history have shaped the physical city that surrounds you today and the spirit world that is just beyond the veil. See the landmarks that house many of the city's most chilling and spirited tales, including Civil War-era hospitals and learn about the spirits that still haunt their walls. As the tour draws to a close, ask your guide any questions and venture onward into the neighborhood to take advantage of the many bars and restaurants that call Shockoe Bottom home today.

Richmond: Church Hill Food Tour

5. Richmond: Church Hill Food Tour

Dive into Church Hill, Richmond’s oldest neighborhood. Get a taste of the barbecue, baked goods, and everything else that makes Church Hill a food powerhouse, while uncovering Richmond’s origin story in this must-visit neighborhood. Sample delicious food and snacks from up to 5 different restaurants, cafes, and bakeries, possibly including wood-fired pastries, classic Richmond comfort food, authentic Ethiopian cuisine, and more. You’ll learn about the birthplace of Richmond and its local heroes and hear how local vendors got their start.

Richmond: Hollywood Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

6. Richmond: Hollywood Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

Explore Hollywood Cemetary with a local guide on a walking tour. Travel back in time to the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, hear Jefferson Davis’s most embarrassing moment, and come face-to-face with the Richmond vampire, William Wortham Pool. Meet your guide at the entrance to the Hollywood Cemetary, nestled beside the scenic James River. As you stroll past intricate landscaping and ornate gravesites, hear fascinating, fun, and tragic stories about the inhabitants of this graveyard. Visit 14 memorial sites with your guide, including the final resting places of William Wortham Pool, Jefferson Davis, and a famous guitarist. At each one, hear poignant, funny, and saucy tales. Bring the kids along for a little history lesson, or take some time to enjoy a lovely afternoon walk with new friends as you learn fun facts about Richmond's rich history.

Richmond: Scott’s Addition Neighborhood Tour with Tastings

7. Richmond: Scott’s Addition Neighborhood Tour with Tastings

Explore the neighborhood of Scott's Addition in Richmond as an insider with an expert guide. Visit several top restaurants, markets, and eateries, sampling delicious food and snacks on a guided walking tour. Begin your tour by meeting your expert guide at the first stop location, where you'll kick things off with a food and beer pairing. Then, make your way around to other popular locations where you will taste food and drinks that are local specialties. Learn a little bit about the industrial past of the area, and about the booming craft beverage industry that is bringing the world to Richmond. Discover Scott’s Addition like a true Richmonder and meet the people at the forefront of this food and drink revolution.

Richmond: Trendy Carytown Food Tour

8. Richmond: Trendy Carytown Food Tour

Explore one of Virgina’s most bustling neighborhoods with a food tour of Carytown. An eclectic mix of restaurants and boutiques, all tied up with a youthful spirit, you’ll see immediately why the district has been dubbed the Mile of Style. On this food tour, eat your way through the neighborhood with between 5 and 6 different tastings at local restaurants, cafes, and shops. Enjoy authentic French fare, world-renowned tacos, hand crafted cupcakes, and much more. Explore an antique movie theatre that will bring you back to the days of yore. Wander through the East Coast’s oldest outdoor shopping center. All the while, get a feel for the local way of life as you strike up conversations with business owners and residents alike.

Richmond: Church Hill Guided Ghost Tour

9. Richmond: Church Hill Guided Ghost Tour

Discover haunting tales of generations gone by on a ghoulish guided tour of Richmond's oldest residential neighborhood, Church Hill. Marvel at the beautiful architecture that has evolved over the course of more than 200 years. Meet your guide at Patrick Henry's Pub and Grille, a local watering hole that holds haunted tales from some of Richmond's most transformative moments. From here, join your guide as you walk the haunted streets of Church Hill and see the landmarks that house many of the city's most chilling tales. See St. John's Church, the oldest church in Richmond that played host to the legendary "Give me liberty, or give me death!" speech. The church graveyard also hosts notable figures from Richmond's colorful past. Move through the neighborhood and see how centuries of tumultuous history have shaped the city that surrounds you today and learn about the spirit would that lingers just beyond the veil. As the tour draws to a close, ask your guide any questions you may have and onward into the neighborhood to take advantage of the bars and restaurants that call Church Hill home today.

Richmond: Monroe Park Campus Walking Ghost Tour

10. Richmond: Monroe Park Campus Walking Ghost Tour

Hear about the haunting and macabre tales of generations gone by on a chilling guided walking tour of the Monroe Park college campus. Marvel at the beautiful, gilded age architecture that is now home to one of Richmond’s most prestigious universities. Meet your guide on the steps of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a landmark that stands as a symbol of Richmond’s gilded age. From here, follow guide you through the beautifully haunted streets and alleys to see the homes of some of the city’s most chilling tales. See a former which is now a student residence. Hear about the entities that linger there decades after the last patients checked out. Discover Ginter House, once the home of one of Richmond’s most notable businessmen, Lewis Ginter. It also hosts a number of spirits that keep the modern employees at the one-time home on their toes. Move through the neighborhood and learn how the gleaming veneers and modern academics belie the tumultuous and eerie history that remains just below the surface. As the tour draws to a close, ask your guide any questions you may have and move onward into the city to take advantage of the bars and restaurants that call the area around the Monroe Park Campus home today.

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Tim was awesome! He knew so much about the history of Richmond and was a great tour guide. We had so much fun! So glad we decided to add this onto our Richmond trip.

The tour was fun and informative. The food was diverse and very tasty. I went back the next day for more hand pies.

Very good tour! A lot of history thrown in and a lot of walking! Something fun and different!

Great tour guide and very generous portions at each stop. Don’t eat a meal before the tour!

Great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun.