Walking Tours

See Richmond history in a new light

in these guided, downloadable audio tours.  

Take on your own time, by yourself or with a group!

 

Church Hill Tunnel Tour​:

Hear the story of this 100 year+ old triumph and tragedy. 

Written and Narrative by Rachel Pater, with music by Wells Hanley and Charles Arthur

Coming April 2020

CHT Tour Tips

  • Begin at Libby Hill Park on the top-tier of the sidewalk facing the James River, with the monument behind you. The audio will instruct you on when and where to start walking.

  • Use headphones for best audio quality, as some of the tour takes place along a busy street.

  • A casual stroll is just fine! If you power-walk, you'll find yourself waiting for the audio to catch up.

  • Keep your phone handy for a slideshow of photographs that compliment the tour.

  • This tour is 42 minutes long, covering roughly 1 mile (with another mile to walk back).  Some incline and decline. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring adequate water.

  • If you prefer to drive the tour, see our Google Map link.

 
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Elizabeth Van Lew Tour​: Hear the story of this misunderstood Civil War spy. 

Written and narrated by Rachel Pater, with music by Wells Hanley and other local artists. 

EVL Tour Tips

  • Begin at St. John's Church gates, near the corner of 24th and Broad in Church Hill.  The audio will instruct you on when and where to start walking.

  • Use headphones for best audio quality, as some of the tour takes place along a busy street.

  • A casual stroll is just fine! If you power-walk, you'll find yourself waiting for the audio to catch up.

  • Keep your phone handy for a slideshow of photographs that compliment the tour.

  • This tour is 70 minutes long, covering roughly 2 miles with some stairs and a section of uneven trail.  Please wear sturdy shoes and bring adequate water!

  • If you prefer to drive the tour, see our Google Map link.

**Tour edit: the "open space" described at minute 28 along Main Street is now condos. 

email: richmondstoryhouse@gmail.com | phone: 804.657.7671

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