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The Valentine Richmond History Center has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s 400-year history for over a century. Located in the heart of historic downtown, the History Center is a place for residents and tourists to discover the diverse stories that tell the broader history of this important region.

A comprehensive program of exhibitions, tours, special events, research opportunities, school programs and other public programs engage the broadest audience in an ongoing dialogue about the significance and relevance of the city's history.

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Valentine Richmond History Center - Visitor's Guide & Tour Schedule

  1. 1. 1015 E. Clay St. • Richmond, VA 23219 • richmondhistorycenter.com • 804.649.0711 — A N D V I S I T O R ’ S G U I D E —— A N D V I S I T O R ’ S G U I D E —
  2. 2. 1812 John Wickham House A guided tour of this National Historic Landmark allows guests to explore aspects of life in the early 19th century. In the public first-floor rooms, ornate decorations helped John and Elizabeth Wickham present a picture of leisure and refinement. The basement offers an intact view of the original enslaved servants’ quarters. Guided tours are offered 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and 12:30-4 p.m. on Sunday. Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio Edward Virginius Valentine (1838-1930) was a prominent sculptor whose works include the Recumbent Lee statue at Washington & Lee University and the statue of Thomas Jefferson at the Jefferson Hotel. His studio is one of only four surviving 19th century sculpture studios in the United States that is open to the public. Creating History: The Valentine Family and the Creation of a Museum This exhibition illustrates how every person creates, through personal experience, his or her own usable history. A new interpretation of this popular exhibition, “Creating History,” is now viewable on the second floor of the Wickham House and features additional objects from the History Center’s founding collection. The exhibition explores the Valentine family’s collecting enterprises, Valentine’s Meat Juice and ways in which the History Center’s interpretation of Richmond’s history has evolved. Signs of the Times Vintage neon signs from Richmond businesses illustrate commercial growth and advertising trends, as do other artifacts mounted outdoors on the Gray Family Terrace and in the café. WELCOME About the Valentine Richmond History Center For more than 100 years, the Valentine Richmond History Center has told the story of Richmond through exhibitions, city tours, special events, research opportunities, interactive history programs and guided tours of the 1812 John Wickham House. With a renowned costume and textile collection, thousands of objects and more than one million photographs, the History Center is committed to preserving Richmond’s history and serving as a resource for visitors and residents. Admission includes self-guided access to exhibition galleries and the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio, as well as a guided tour of the 1812 John Wickham House. Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday: 12-5 p.m. Closed on Mondays except major holidays. Sally Bell’s Kitchen serves an assortment of sandwiches, soups and desserts in the café in the Valentine Garden. Open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Connect with us! All photographs are property of the Valentine Richmond History Center and may not be reproduced without permission. richmondhistorycenter.com • 804.649.0711 CURRENT EXHIBITIONS 804.649.0711 • richmondhistorycenter.com
  3. 3. 804.649.0711 • richmondhistorycenter.com NEW EXHIBITION This is Richmond, Virginia – Opening Fall 2014 The Valentine Richmond History Center plans to open a newly renovated, long-term exhibition space that will showcase Richmond’s history. The renovation will include several smaller galleries as well as improved education, visitor orientation and conference spaces. With this project, the History Center works to be a facilitator of community conversations, a leader among urban history museums, and the principal steward of Richmond’s history and culture. This exhibition is made possible by a generous gift from Altria. richmondhistorycenter.com • 804.649.0711 7thStreet 6thStreet 5thStreet 8thStreet 8thStreet 9thStreet 9thStreet 10thStreet 10thSt Broad Street Broad Street Grace Street Grace Street Franklin Street Main Street Cary Street Broad Street Bank Street Marshall Street Marshall Street E. Clay Street Leigh Street Leigh Street E. Clay Street 11thStreet Old14thStreet 14thStreet 12thStreet 12thStreet 13thStreet GovernorStreet Wickham House Museum & White House of the Confederacy Valentine Richmond History Center Virginia State Capitol John Marshall House Greater Richmond Convention Center Richmond Visitor Center Richmond Coliseum Entrance P Putney Houses Bell Tower Virginia Visitor Center Egyptian Building Monumental Church 1st African Baptist William Beers House Hunton Hall VCU Medical Center Gateway Building Stuart-Lee House To Church Hill ToExit190 To Jackson Ward Governor’s Mansion Morson’s Row St.Paul’s Church St.Peter’s Church Virginia Supreme Court City Hall Old City Hall Richmond CenterStage George Washington Statue Capitol Entrance Library of Virginia Richmond Federal Courthouse The National Richmond Marriott Hilton Garden Inn Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel To ShockoeSlip COURT END &VIRGINIA’S CAPITOL Sites of Interest ParkingFood Hotels COURT END THE VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL, designed by Thomas Jefferson, was the first public building in the New World to resemble a Roman Classical temple. Home to America’s oldest legislative assembly, this historic landmark has witnessed events that have shaped Virginia and the nation since 1788. Renovation of the original Capitol and the addition of new wings for the Virginia House and Senate were completed in 1906. In May 2007, the Capitol re-opened after a major restoration and expansion project. Visitors will find historical statuary and paintings, rotating exhibitions, a gift shop and cafe, and newly restored legislative chambers. JOHN MARSHALL HOUSE, Home to the fourth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal style brick house (1790) boasts a rich collection of family-owned furnishings, original features and the largest collection of Marshall family memorabilia in the country. Owned and operated by the APVA Preservation Virginia, the house is on the National Historic Register. The Cellar Gift Shop features items by local artists. Admission prices and hours of operation vary.
  4. 4. Established in 1847, Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place of two U.S. presidents, Richmond philanthropist Lewis Ginter, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Civil War Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart and thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers. Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Tours Monday-Saturday, April-October Saturdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. Highlights of Hollywood Thursday Evening Tours May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday Specialty* Tours of Hollywood Cemetery Second Sunday of each month, April-October Sundays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 | 2-4 p.m. Saturday Hollywood Specialty* Tours Symbolism and Monument Styles May 17 and July 26 | 2-4 p.m. The Women of Hollywood June 28 and Oct. 25 | 2-4 p.m. The Civil War May 31 and Aug. 23 | 2-4 p.m. A Rural Garden on a Grand Scale Sept. 27 | 2-4 p.m. Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery tours: $15 per person, $5 for members and children under 12. *Two-hour specialty tours: $15 per person, $10 History Center members. Price includes $5 donation to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for restoration of monuments and iron fences. Richmond History Tours are made possible by a generous partnership with Hollywood Cemetery. richmondhistorytours.com • 804.649.0711 HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY 804.649.0711 • richmondhistorytours.com RICHMOND HISTORY TOURS A service of the Valentine Richmond History Center, these tours offer more than 340 opportunities to tour Richmond on foot, by bus or with your dog. Led by master guides, these tours are the best way to experience the city’s past, present and future. WALKING TOURS: $15 per person, $5 for History Center members and children ages 12 and under. Tour guides accept cash or check. Charge in advance online or by phone. BUS TOURS: $25 per person, $20 for History Center members. Includes parking and same-day History Center admission. Reservations required. HISTORY HOUNDS tours are dog-friendly. Limit two dogs per party. Reservations required. Tours are held rain or shine; however, in extreme weather conditions a tour may be cancelled. Call (804) 649-0711, prompt 4, to verify the tour will take place. Richmond History Tours also arranges private group tours and step-on guides, as well as guide service and expertise for a variety of local and regional partners. INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 RichmondHistoryTours.com Richmond History Tours are presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System ®
  5. 5. The past meets the future on this 90-minute downtown tour. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Jefferson Davis share the spotlight with the Virginia State Capitol, VCU Medical Campus and the Court End neighborhood as well as CenterStage, a performing arts center housed in a historic theater, and the former Miller & Rhoads Department Store, now a hotel and condominium complex. Experience firsthand how Richmond’s past is playing a key role in the future of downtown. City Center Walks Tuesday-Saturday May 6-Aug. 30 10-11:30 a.m. City Center Walks: $15 per person, $5 for History Center members and children ages 12 and under. Price includes same-day admission to the Valentine Richmond History Center. Tour guides accept cash or check. Charge in advance or by phone. Meet your guide at 10 a.m. at the Richmond Visitor Center at 405 N. 3rd Street. Park in the Greater Richmond Convention Center deck on 3rd Street between East Broad and Marshall streets. City Center Walks are presented by Richmond Region Tourism. APRIL April 1-Oct. 31 (Monday-Saturday) 10-11:30 a.m. Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. April 6 | 2-4 p.m. The Alleys and Parks of the Fan WALKING TOUR The branching avenues that give the Fan its characteristic fan shape form several triangu- lar green spaces, including Harrison Street Park, Lombardy Park and Monroe Park. Stroll through these, as well as landscaped alleys and hidden gardens. Meet at Meadow Park at the intersection of Meadow Street, Park and Stuart avenues. April 12 | 1-5 p.m. Civil War Sampler BUS TOUR A look at Richmond’s role as the capital of the Confederacy. Includes Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom, Court End, the canal area, Hollywood Cemetery, Monument Avenue and the battlefields at Gaines’ Mill and Cold Harbor. Reservations: (804) 649-0711, ext. 301. Meet at the History Center. April 13 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR Learn about the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents. Meet at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. April 20 | 2-4 p.m. Church Hill WALKING TOUR Examine 19th century architecture and mod- ern revitalization efforts in Richmond’s oldest intact neighborhood. The area is home to St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry made his famous speech, and the city’s largest number of antebellum structures. Meet at Patrick Henry Park across from St. John’s Church, East Broad and 24th streets. April 26 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. History Hounds Explore Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR Dogs and their owners will enjoy this walk- ing tour presented in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have cur- rent shots, mix well with others and remain leashed. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711, ext. 301. Meet at the cemetery gates at Cherry and Albe- marle streets. April 27 | 2-4 p.m. Main Street Recycled WALKING TOUR The historic business district known for its 19th and 20th century iron fronts and high rises is viewed by developers as an oppor- tunity for urban residential growth. Tour focuses on the history, architectural styles and ornamentation of these buildings and their adaptive reuse for the 21st century. Meet at 14th and East Main streets. April 30 | 9-9:45 a.m. Leading Women of Richmond WALKING TOUR As part of Historic Garden Week, discover the unique history of the women of Rich- mond. Meet at the Kent-Valentine House, 12 E. Franklin St. MAY Don’t miss our Hollywood Cemetery (Mon.-Sat.) and City Center (Tues.-Sat.) walking tours. See pages 7 and 8. May 1, 2 | 9-9:45 a.m. Leading Women of Richmond WALKING TOUR See April 30. May 4 | 2-4 p.m. Manchester WALKING TOUR Located south of the James River, Manchester was a major port city and for three years was the county seat of Chesterfield. Incorporated into Richmond in 1910, Manchester enjoyed a mid-century retail heyday and is now recapturing its roots. Meet at Bankuet Place, 1129 Hull St. May 6-Aug. 30 (Tuesday-Saturday) 10-11:30 a.m. NEW TIME! City Center Walks WALKING TOUR The History Center and Richmond Region Tourism present a downtown walking tour of East Broad and Grace streets, including the CenterStage complex, The National, the Virginia State Capitol, with a nod to Jeffer- son and Spielberg, and the former Miller & Rhoads building, now a hotel and condomin- iums. Meet at the Richmond Visitor Center, 405 N. 3rd St. richmondhistorytours.com • 804.649.0711 CITY CENTER WALKS 804.649.0711 • richmondhistorytours.com TOUR SCHEDULE More MAY TOURS on the next page
  6. 6. richmondhistorytours.com • 804.649.0711 804.649.0711 • richmondhistorytours.com MAY May 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. History Hounds Explore Bellevue WALKING TOUR Dogs and their owners will enjoy this walking tour of Bellevue presented in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain leashed. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711, ext. 301. Meet at Bellevue and MacArthur avenues. May 11 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 13. May 17 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism and Monument Styles WALKING TOUR Learn to interpret the spiritual, occupational, vegetal and fraternal signs and symbols found on headstones and ironworks. Discover the historical origins of monument styles includ- ing cradle stones, pyramids, pier stones, mau- soleums and reliquaries. Meet at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. May 18 | 2-4 p.m. Monument Avenue WALKING TOUR The first street in the U.S. to be designated a National Landmark by the National Park Ser- vice, Monument Avenue is one of America’s most beautiful boulevards. Learn about the architectural styles of its grand homes, its famous residents and renowned architects. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen and Monument avenues. May 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. New Evening Tour! Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 1. May 25 | 2-4 p.m. Capitol Square: Jefferson, Washington and Spielberg WALKING TOUR Capitol Square is home to the Virginia State Capitol, Executive Mansion, Bell Tower, Civil Rights Memorial and several monuments dedicated to Virginians who helped shape our nation’s history, including George Mason, Thomas Jefferson and Harry F. Byrd. Includes State Capitol tour. Meet at 9th and East Grace street gate. May 26 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free for veterans. Historic Cemeteries Tour, Revisited BUS TOUR Commemorate Memorial Day with a tour of Richmond’s historic 18th and 19th century cemeteries, including St. John’s Church, African Burial Ground, Shockoe, Hebrew, Oakwood and Woodland cemeteries. Reservations: (804) 649-0711, ext. 301. Meet at the History Center. May 31 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War WALKING TOUR From the Pyramid to the gravesite of Jefferson Davis, Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of Confeder- ates, including J.E.B. Stuart, George Pickett, Fitzhugh Lee, Jefferson Davis and many others. Meet at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. JUNE Don’t miss our Hollywood Cemetery (Mon.-Sat.) and City Center (Tues.-Sat.) walking tours. See pages 7 and 8. June 1 | 2-4 p.m. Leading Women of Richmond WALKING TOUR Discover the unique history of Richmond women as you walk the Historic Franklin Street Corridor. If it were not for their preservation efforts and the causes they championed, the Richmond of today might look very different. Meet at the Kent- Valentine House, 12 E. Franklin St. June 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. NEW! Director’s Tour: The Liberty Trail WALKING TOUR Join History Center Director Bill Martin for a walk along Richmond’s Liberty Trail that connects many of downtown Richmond’s historic sites, neighborhoods and attractions. Meet at the History Center. June 8 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 13. June 15 | 2-4 p.m. Downtown Churches WALKING TOUR Each of these historic churches has a fas- cinating story, distinctive architecture and generations of parishioners. Visit Centenary Methodist, St. Peter’s Catholic, St. Paul’s Episcopal and Second Presbyterian. Meet at Second Presbyterian Church on 5th between East Franklin and East Main streets. June 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. History Hounds Explore Church Hill WALKING TOUR Dogs and their owners will enjoy this tour held in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain leashed. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up af- ter their dogs. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711, ext. 301. Meet at Patrick Henry Park across from St. John’s Church, East Broad and 24th streets. June 22 | 2-4 p.m. Carytown and the Byrd Theatre, Revisited WALKING TOUR From buffalo trail to streetcar suburb, learn Carytown’s fascinating story as you explore this “mile of style.” Includes Cary Court Shopping Center, restored to its 1930s art deco splendor, and an “inside look” at the Byrd Theatre (1928). Meet at Nacho Mama’s, 3449 W. Cary St. Ends at Dixie Donuts, 3201 W. Cary St. June 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. New Evening Tour! Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 1. June 28 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood WALKING TOUR Explore the role that women’s groups played in the cemetery’s history from the Civil War to the present. Visit gravesites of women who were educators, authors, preservationists, suffragists, humanitarians or the power be- hind the scenes of famous men. Meet at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. June 29 | 2-4 p.m. Canal Boats and Cobblestones WALKING TOUR Explore architectural treasures and preserva- tion efforts along the James River and the Canals. Includes Shockoe Slip, the Turning Basin and the warehouse district. Meet at the James Center Clock Tower at 10th and East Cary streets. JULY Don’t miss our Hollywood Cemetery (Mon.-Sat.) and City Center (Tues.-Sat.) walking tours. See pages 7 and 8. July 4 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. I Know Richmond: The Bus Tour BUS TOUR An overview of Richmond’s history, including Court End, the James River and Fall Line, Church Hill, Jackson Ward, the Fan and Monument Avenue. Sites include St. John’s Church, Hollywood Cemetery, Main Street Station, Jefferson Hotel and Museum and White House of the Confederacy, State Capi- tol, Capitol Square and Civil Rights Memo- rial. Reservations: (804) 649-0711, ext. 301. Meet at the History Center. July 6 | 2-4 p.m. Capitol Square: Jefferson, Washington and Spielberg WALKING TOUR See May 25. July 13 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 13. July 19 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Richmond’s Historic Theaters WALKING TOUR Home to live theater, vaudeville, movies and musical performances, these theaters continue to be part of Richmond’s Cultural District. Includes a “behind the scenes” tour of the November Theatre. Meet at Virginia Repertory Theatre, 114 W. Broad St. July 20 | 2-4 p.m. The Museum District WALKING TOUR The founding of the Confederate Soldiers Home initiated the residential development of this area, home to the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, schools, businesses, churches and residences. Meet at the northeast corner of Grove Avenue and Sheppard Street. July 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. New Evening Tour! Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 1. July 26 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism and Monument Styles WALKING TOUR See May 17. July 27 | 2-4 p.m. Shockoe Bottom WALKING TOUR Now an entertainment and residential dis- trict, Shockoe Bottom was once Richmond’s commercial and transportation hub, as well as one of the country’s busiest slave markets. Explore Main Street Station, Farmers’ Mar- ket, Tobacco Row and current revitalization efforts. Meet at East Main and 17th streets. TOUR SCHEDULE TOUR SCHEDULE
  7. 7. richmondhistorytours.com • 804.649.0711 804.649.0711 • richmondhistorytours.com AUGUST Don’t miss our Hollywood Cemetery (Mon.-Sat.) and City Center (Tues.-Sat.) walking tours. See pages 7 and 8. Aug. 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. NEW! Director’s Tour: The Liberty Trail WALKING TOUR See June 7. Aug. 3 | 2-4 p.m. Ginter Park WALKING TOUR This stately north Richmond neighborhood, planned by Lewis Ginter, has been home to many of the city’s political and social elite. Meet at the southwest corner of Brook Road and Westwood Avenue. Aug. 10 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 13. Aug. 17 | 2-4 p.m. Monument Avenue WALKING TOUR See May 18. Aug. 23 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War WALKING TOUR See May 31. Aug. 24 | 2-4 p.m. Canal Boats and Cobblestones WALKING TOUR See June 29. Aug. 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. New Evening Tour! Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 1. Aug. 31 | 2-4 p.m. Jackson Ward WALKING TOUR Known as the “birthplace of Black Capi- talism,” Jackson Ward is rich in African American history and culture and boasts the largest collection of pre-Civil War homes in the city. Includes Maggie L. Walker Historic Site, A.D. Price Funeral Home and Dill House. Meet at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center, 00 Clay St. SEPTEMBER Don’t miss our Hollywood Cemetery (Mon.-Sat.) and City Center (Tues.-Sat.) walking tours. See pages 7 and 8. Sept. 7 | 2-4 p.m. Byrd Park and The Carillon WALKING TOUR Dogwood Dell, The Carillon, Arts in the Park, Shields Lake and the Pump House are all familiar aspects of historic Byrd Park and the adjacent Carillon neighborhood. Meet at the Christopher Columbus statue at the south end of the Boulevard. Sept. 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. New Evening Tour! Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 1. Sept. 14 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 13. Sept. 20 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. History Hounds Explore The Fan WALKING TOUR Dogs and their owners will enjoy this tour of The Fan, held in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have cur- rent shots, mix well with others and remain leashed. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711, ext. 301. Meet at 700 W. Franklin St. Sept. 21 | 2-4 p.m. Monroe Ward WALKING TOUR From the early 1880s through Reconstruc- tion, Monroe Ward was considered one of Richmond’s most elegant neighborhoods. Many historic buildings have been preserved and “recycled” for the 21st century. Meet outside the Commonwealth Club, 401 W. Franklin St. Sept. 27 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery: A Rural Garden on a Grand Scale WALKING TOUR This tour will explore the cemetery from a historical and horticultural perspective with an emphasis on the beauty of nature and the impact of the 19th century Romantic Move- ment. Meet at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. Sept. 28 | 2-4 p.m. Scott’s Addition WALKING TOUR Named for General Winfield Scott, this early 20th century commercial and industrial area contains what is perhaps Richmond’s best se- lection of Art Deco and Moderne commercial architecture. Today it is a thriving business, residential and entertainment district. Meet at the southwest corner of the Boulevard and Norfolk Street, across from Movieland. OCTOBER Don’t miss our Hollywood Cemetery (Mon.-Sat.) and City Center (Tues.-Sat.) walking tours. See pages 7 and 8. Oct. 5 | 2-4 p.m. Carytown and the Byrd Theatre, Revisited WALKING TOUR See June 22. Oct. 12 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 13. Oct. 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. History Hounds Explore Monument Avenue WALKING TOUR Dogs and their owners will enjoy this tour of Monument Avenue held in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have cur- rent shots, mix well with others and remain leashed. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711, ext. 301. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen and Monument avenues. Oct. 19 | 2-4 p.m. Oregon Hill WALKING TOUR Oregon Hill is one of the oldest intact neigh- borhoods in Richmond and thrives as a tight- knit, working class neighborhood. Includes a visit to St. Andrew’s Church and School. Meet at Laurel and Idlewood streets. Oct. 25 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood WALKING TOUR See June 28. Oct. 26 | 2-4 p.m. Main Street Recycled WALKING TOUR See April 27 description. NOVEMBER Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 1. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 | 2-4 p.m. Hollywood Cemetery WALKING TOUR See April 13. Nov. 29 | 1-4 p.m. I Know Richmond: The Bus Tour BUS TOUR See July 4. DECEMBER Dec. 26, 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. Holiday Glitter: Monument Avenue After Dark WALKING TOUR Enjoy the lights and glitter of Monument Avenue while it is decked out for the holidays. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Reservations: (804) 649-0711, ext. 301. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen and Monument avenues. TOUR SCHEDULE TOUR SCHEDULE Facility Rentals We provide a “very Richmond” alternative for your wedding or private event. The History Center offers both indoor and outdoor accommodations. Contact us to check the availability of your desired date, discuss your specific needs, fees and any optional services. Call (804) 649-0711 or visit us online. Programs The Valentine Richmond History Center expands children’s understanding of Richmond’s past through a variety of innovative programs. Program curricula are designed around Virginia’s Standards of Learning, and trained History Center teachers conduct all programs. Adult programs are tailored to more advanced levels of learning. The curriculum seeks to expand a person’s appreciation of Richmond’s past. Interactive slide presentations are presented by the History Center’s staff and are available on-site or as an outreach activity. Call (804) 649-0711 ext. 317/318 or visit us online. Research The Valentine Richmond History Center houses three collections: Archives, General Collection and Costume and Textiles. Research Hours Tuesday-Friday, 12-4 p.m. by appointment only Email archives@richmondhistorycenter.com or visit richmondhistorycenter.com/ collections/research to submit a research request, schedule a research appointment, or inquire about research fees.
  8. 8. richmondhistorytours.com • 804.649.0711 804.649.0711 • richmondhistorytours.com TOUR DATE TIME TYPE Byrd Park and The Carillon Neighborhood 9/7 2-4 p.m. walking Canal Boats and Cobblestones 6/29, 8/24 2-4 p.m. walking Capitol Square: 5/25, 7/6 2-4 p.m. walking Jefferson, Washington and Spielberg Carytown and the Byrd Theatre 6/22, 10/5 2-4 p.m. walking Church Hill 4/20 2-4 p.m. walking New City Center Walks Tues.-Sat., 5/6-8/30 10-11:30 a.m. walking Time! Civil War Sampler 4/12 1-5 p.m. bus New! Director’s Tour: The Liberty Trail 6/7, 8/2 10 a.m.-12 p.m. walking Downtown Churches 6/15 2-4 p.m. walking Ginter Park 8/3 2-4 p.m. walking Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Mon.-Sat., 4/1-10/31 10-11:30 a.m. walking 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 5/22, 6/26, 7/24, 8/28, 9/11 6-7:30 p.m. Historic Cemeteries Tour, Revisited 5/26 10 a.m.-1 p.m. bus Free for all veterans History Hounds Explore Bellevue 5/10 10 a.m.-12 p.m. walking History Hounds Explore Church Hill 6/21 10 a.m.-12 p.m. walking History Hounds Explore Hollywood Cemetery 4/26 10 a.m.-12 p.m. walking History Hounds Explore Monument Avenue 10/18 10 a.m.-12 p.m. walking History Hounds Explore The Fan 9/20 10 a.m.-12 p.m. walking Holiday Glitter: Monument Avenue After Dark 12/26, 12/27 6-7:30 p.m. walking TOUR DATE TIME TYPE Hollywood Cemetery 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14 2-4 p.m. walking 10/12, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23 Hollywood Cemetery: 9/27 2-4 p.m. walking A Rural Garden on a Grand Scale Hollywood Cemetery: 5/17, 7/26 2-4 p.m. walking Symbolism and Monument Styles Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War 5/31, 8/23 2-4 p.m. walking Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood 6/28, 10/25 2-4 p.m. walking I Know Richmond: The Bus Tour 7/4 10 a.m.-1 p.m. bus 11/29 1-4 p.m. Jackson Ward 8/31 2-4 p.m. walking New! Leading Women of Richmond 4/30, 5/1, 5/2 9-9:45 a.m. walking 6/1 2-4 p.m. Main Street Recycled 4/27, 10/26 2-4 p.m. walking Manchester 5/4 2-4 p.m. walking Monroe Ward 9/21 2-4 p.m. walking Monument Avenue 5/18, 8/17 2-4 p.m. walking Oregon Hill 10/19 2-4 p.m. walking New! Richmond’s Historic Theaters 7/19 10 a.m.-12 p.m. walking Scott’s Addition 9/28 2-4 p.m. walking Shockoe Bottom 7/27 2-4 p.m. walking The Alleys and Parks of the Fan 4/6 2-4 p.m. walking The Museum District 7/20 2-4 p.m. walking TOURS BY THE ALPHABET TOURS BY THE ALPHABET
  9. 9. richmondhistorycenter.com • 804.649.0711 95 95 295 295 195 288 288 150 895 76 RichmondRichmond FROM DOWNTOWN, take Franklin Street east to Capitol Square. Turn left onto 9th Street, then take the second right onto Marshall Street. Turn left onto 11th Street, then left onto Clay Street. The History Center is on the left. Turn left onto 10th Street to park in the History Center lot on the left. FROM I-64 WESTBOUND, take exit 190 (5th Street). Turn left onto Marshall Street and go to 11th Street. Turn left onto 11th Street, then left onto Clay Street. The History Center is on the left. Turn left onto 10th Street to park in the History Center lot on the left. FROM I-64 EASTBOUND, stay on I-95 South when the two merged highways separate, and follow the next set of directions. FROM I-95 NORTH OR SOUTH, take exit 74C (Broad Street). Go west on Broad to 11th Street and turn right. Go north on 11th and take the second left onto Clay Street. The History Center is on your left. Turn left onto 10th Street to park in the History Center lot on the left. WALKING AND BUS TOURS— A N D V I S I T O R ’ S G U I D E — 1015 E. Clay St. • Richmond, VA 23219 Tours would not be possible without generous support from Bon Secours Richmond Health System.®

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