Richmond Discoveries

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.

Sample School Tours

THE RICHMOND RIVERFRONT - A walking tour along the canal and riverfront combines nature and history.

THE STATE CAPITOL & IT'S NEIGHBORS - An introduction to Virginia's state government and history.

THE 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 Henry.

400 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!


The following are two of our most popular Richmond Alive! programs (adaptable to all grade levels 4th and up).


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.


What 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. 


Richmond Discoveries
1701 Williamsburg Rd.  Richmond, VA  23231
Tel:  804-222-8595    Fax:  804-222-8596

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