Valentine walking tours start in April

03/28/2014 9:15 AM by

The Valentine Richmond History Center announced their 2014 schedule of walking tours yesterday. As always, there are a few local tours for the calendar.

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April 20
Church Hill Walking Tour (2-4 p.m.)
Examine 19th century architecture and modern 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.

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May 26
Historic Cemeteries Tour, Revisited Bus Tour (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) Free for veterans!
Commemorate Memorial Day with a tour of historic 18th & 19th century cemeteries in Richmond 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.

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June 21
History Hounds Explore Church Hill Walking Tour (10 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Dogs and their owners will enjoy this tour 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 Patrick Henry Park across from St. John’s Church, East Broad and 24th streets.

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July 27
Shockoe Bottom Walking Tour (2-4 p.m.)
Now an entertainment and residential district, 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’ Market, Tobacco Row and current revitalization efforts. Meet at Main and 17th streets.



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