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Segway tour, cemetery tour both on Saturday

05/07/2009 11:30 AM by

The Valentine Richmond History Center has a few local tours this Saturday : a Segway tour of Church Hill from 12-2PM and the African American Cemeteries from the Gilded Age bus tour from 1-4PM.

African American Cemeteries from the Gilded Age

Veronica Davis, author of Here I Lay My Burdens Down, A History of the Black Cemeteries of Richmond, Virginia, leads a tour of Woodland, Evergreen, Colored Paupers and Mt. Olivet Cemeteries, as well as a stop at the Maggie L. Walker Historic Site. Includes some walking; please wear comfortable shoes. Meet your guide at the History Center. $23 ($20 History Center members and children 6-18 years old; children under 6 free. Includes admission to the History Center day of tour). Reservations are required: (804) 649-0711 ext. 301.

Church Hill Segway Tour

Roll past 19th century architecture and modern revitalization efforts in Richmond’s oldest intact neighborhood. Developed by Major William Mayo, Church Hill is home to St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry made his famous speech, and the city’s largest number of antebellum structures.

Reservations are required. Call Segway of Richmond (804) 343-1850.


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