Richmond’s historic, river-front commercial area is now a modern river-front dining, shopping, and night-life district housed in historic, industrial buildings. This 2 hour tour takes us along Richmond’s canal which fueled the commerce and hold the story of pre-20th Century Richmond; as well as the story of Richmond’s infamous slave trade. Meander through a locale filled with converted tobacco warehouses turned into Civil War hospitals; interspersed with murals painted by artists from around the world.


  • Richmond’s beautiful riverwalk and canal
  • Center for the domestic slave trade in the United States
  • Oldest house in the city (1737)
  • Historic Main Street Station
  • Richmond first African-American burial ground and infamous Lumpkin’s jail
  • Murals interspersed throughout Shockoe

The Details

When:  Sunday at 11:00 AM

Cost:  The tour is free, but it is customary to tip your guide at the conclusion of your tour.

Where it begins:  The First Freedom Monument (the big needle on the corner), 14th St. and Cary St.

Parking:  Street parking is free on the weekends.

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