Downtown Richmond: Reimagining Civil War-Era Legacy Through Must-See Landmarks

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2.5 miles
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Duration 1h
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Discover historic landmarks of the capital of Virginia with your private in-app audio tour
  • Explore the American Civil War monuments bringing you to the city's great past
  • Find out how Virginia pioneered to ensure the right of religious freedom
  • See the most accurate life-sized representation of George Washington
  • Enjoy iconic scenery like the first of a kind neoclassical government building in America
Welcome to Richmond, Virginia's centuries-old capital city! This self-guided audio tour will walk you through its present telling about its glorious past. You will start the tour by checking out the primary manufacturer of military equipment during the Civil War, the Tredegar Iron Works. Next, head over to Brown's Island, enjoy the city's green oasis, and find out Richmond's fate in the Civil War, and why canals were so important to Virginia. Off the riverside, at the Shockoe Slip Historic District, you will reimagine the newly-built Richmond after the Confederate troops burned it down to deny to the Union Army. Passing by the First Freedom Center, you will learn how Virginia's legislation inspired the US Constitution. Further along the route, the magnificent Virginia State Capitol, situated atop the hill, will grab your attention and invite you to contemplate iconic Virginia's Washington Monument of America’s first president, who himself posed for the sculptor. Toward the end of the tour, as you approach Washington's elegant residence, you will get introduced to John Marshall, the longest-serving chief justice in Court history. Your last stop will be the Virginia Civil Rights Monument, a bronze and marble sculpture telling the story of racial segregation in Virginia's public schools. Take this tour to experience the city's dramatic yet meaningful connection with early America's history and its modern identity!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS navigation on your smartphone
  • Recommendations on must-visit museums to enhance your historical experience
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • Tickets to museums – you can visit them on your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar
Tredegar Street, 480
Virginia Civil Rights Monument
901 Capitol St
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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