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Eye of the Storm: Civil War Richmond, Virginia

A series of downtown Civil War walking tours

Richmond has changed a great deal since the city was capital of the Confederate States of America 1861–1865. Fortunately, however, many fine buildings survive, and vivid accounts and revealing photographs remain to help us imagine that dramatic time.

All five tours begin “officially” at the public entrance to the Virginia State Capitol, Bank Street at 10th Street. But there are no rules and you can start anywhere. Each tour takes an hour or so to walk.

Capitol Square Slavery/Freedom Homefront
Capital City Slavery/Freedom Slavery/Freedom Industry/Commerce
Capital City Homefront Industry/Commerce Slavery/Freedom Capitol Square
VIDEO SAMPLER HOW TO TAKE THESE TOURS
  • Enjoy it here and now:
    Browse and listen to each tour on your computer. There are five different tours. Click on the navigation buttons at the top of each page to see any tour.
     
  • Or take it with you:
    Follow any tour on your smart phone, using the navigation buttons here at CivilWarTraveler.com/RichmondTours.

    Download PDF versions and audio. Print out the PDFs and copy the audio to your mp3 player.
PARKING DOWNTOWN MORE ON THE WEB PRIMARY SOURCES CREDITS
  • Options near the Capitol (Scroll down to "Parking.")
     
  • Free parking with admission to the “In the Cause of Liberty” exhibit at the American Civil War Center/Tredegar Iron Works.
     
  • Free parking with admission to the Museum of the Confederacy.
  • Don Pierce,
    Editor
     
  • Norma Pierce,
    Maps, design, copyediting, production
     
  • Ruth Ann Coski,
    Scripts, research
     
  • Marc Ramsey,
    Audio narration, research
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   Quick Links to the Tours:
   Capitol Square | Capital City | Slavery/Freedom | Industry/Commerce | The Homefront
   Or take it with you (printable PDF versions and audio)