Let Richmond Discoveries help plan
your next field trip to the Capital city. From Elementary
School through University, we have tours for all
levels. We pick the attractions and add Richmond ALIVE! programs that will bring meaning
to those SOL questions. We will be happy to customize
any tour or develop a tour to suit your class's
needs. Our tours are designed to follow the Virginia
State SOL curriculum. The following is only a sample
of the tours we offer. Contact us for more details.
RICHMOND RIVERFRONT - A walking tour
along the canal and riverfront combines nature and
THE STATE CAPITOL & IT'S NEIGHBORS - An introduction to Virginia's state government
PATRIOT'S TOUR OF RICHMOND -
George Washington did not spend much time
here, but the rest did. See the Richmond of
Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and Patrick
YEARS ON THE JAMES - The Story
of Richmond—this tour covers the maximum
number of SOL topics on a one day field trip.
THE EMBATTLED CAPITAL -
This tour will take you to the sites where history
was made and will bring the Civil War to life with
our Richmond Alive! characters (see below).
RICHMOND'S BLACK HERITAGE - From Bill "Bojangles" Robinson to Arthur
Ashe, from Maggie Walker to Doug Wilder- Richmond
has one of the deepest and proudest African-American
heritages in the nation.
HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY - Look
for art and symbolism in the stones of this Victorian
cemetery, visit the graves of presidents and generals.
A great walking tour!
following are two of our most popular Richmond Alive!
programs (adaptable to all grade
levels 4th and up).
LIFE OF THE CIVIL WAR
This unique program features the
life of the average Civil War soldier. Our soldier
comes with a complete display of both military and
personal equipment. From flags to firearms, food
to uniforms, musical instruments to medicines, rally
‘round and see Civil War camp life coming
alive right before your eyes! Add to all this a
healthy dose of humor and you have a program your
group will long remember.
DO: THE LIFE ON THE SOUTHERN HOMEFRONT DURING THE
would you do if you could no longer get items that
you used to? During the Civil War civilians
in the South had to be very resourceful coming up
with new ways to make do. Meet a civilian
woman and find out about family life in general
as well as what substitutes were being used for
coffee, candles, shoe polish, and more.