Languages Offered - Tour Narration: English,
Tour Training: English,
See historical sites in one of the oldest cities in the country whose history spans approximately 400 years. Look from one of the seven hills of Richmond and out over the James River just as William Byrd did in 1620 when he named the city. See the actual site where religious freedom in our country was incubated and born and where the General Assembly met to make it law. See historic St Johns Church where Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech and thus ensured the colony’s unlikely revolution against our mother country.
Glide the scenic and serene Kanawha Canal, which was a the foundation of the city’s thriving business trade in the 18th and 19th centuries and designed by George Washington. Retrace Lincoln’s steps just after Richmond was burned at the end of the Civil War from historic Shockoe Slip, the epicenter for most of the south’s slave trade, past Tredegar Ironworks which produced the bulk of the weaponry the south used during the war, past the State Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson, and ending at the White House of the Confederacy, which was the home of President Jefferson Davis and his family during the war years.