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Shockoe Bottom Free Tour
Sun, June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
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.
You will see:
Richmond’s beautiful riverwalk and canal
Center for the domestic slave trade in the United States
Oldest house in the city (1737)
The 3rd oldest building in the City, Historic Masons’ Hall (1785)
Historic Main Street Station
Richmond first African-American burial ground and infamous Lumpkin’s jail
Murals interspersed throughout Shockoe Bottom
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.