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  2. Virginia
  3. Richmond, Virginia
  4. St. John's Church, Richmond

Richmond’s Revolutionary Spirit History Tour

Product ID: 374249
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From cries for independence to the ratification of the United States Constitution, Richmond was a hub of revolutionary activity. Take a 1.5-hour walking tour through historic Richmond and hear stories of the city and the founding of the country.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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  • Hear the fascinating tales of Revolutionary War heroes and their time in Richmond
  • Learn how Richmond came to be the capital of the newly founded State of Virginia
  • Walk the same streets as some of the most notable individuals of the Revolutionary era
  • Take in the historic architecture of Church Hill and Shockoe Bottom
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Enjoy a 1.5-hour walking tour of Richmond to discover the city’s revolutionary past. Meet your guide across from St. John’s Church and start your historic tour of Richmond. Hear the story of the Second Virginia Convention and Patrick Henry’s "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech. 

Continue to Shockoe Bottom and listen to the history of Benedict Arnold’s raid on Richmond, and Virginia’s Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. Learn about visits by the Marquis de Lafayette, how Richmond came to be the capital of Virginia, and more.

Take in unique architectural sites that cover over 275 years of Richmond’s history. The tour will end back at the starting point, where you can ask your guide any lingering questions about the history of Richmond, other sights to see in town, or where to grab a bite to eat.
  • 1.5-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (not required)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Look for the guide wearing a grey Richmond Historic Haunts t-shirt.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• This tour covers about 1.5 miles in approximately 1.5 hours.
• A steep hill descent and climb are included in the tour route.
• Tours take place rain or shine.

From US$ 15 per person

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Richmond Historic Haunts

Product ID: 374249