Sightseeing in Brandermill

Historic City Trolley Tour for One, Two, or Four from RVA Historic Tours (Up to 53% Off)

RVA Historic Tours

Shockoe Slip

$35 $19

Two-hour trolley tours take guests through Richmond's historic sights

60-Minute Segway Micro Tour of City Landmarks for One or Two from Segway of Richmond (54% Off)

Segway of Richmond

Shockoe Slip

$50 $25

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Segway tours glide through River District, Shockoe Bottom, and retrace Lincoln's visit to Richmond nine days before his death

Valentine Richmond History Center Outing for Two or Individual or Family Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Valentine Richmond History Center

Capitol District

$16 $8

More than 1.7 million objects & artifacts inspire guests to examine Richmond history & members enjoy discounts & special events

One-Year Family Membership or Branch House Tour for Two at Virginia Center for Architecture (50% Off)

Virginia Center for Architecture

The Fan

$50 $25

Member receive benefits such as free admission; take an architectural tour of the Tudor-revival Branch House designed by John Russell Pope

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Richmond

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Richmond's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

5K or 10K Running Tour from Richmond Runs (Up to 51% Off)

Richmond Runs

Capital Fountain

$30 $15

Runners can receive a bottle of water, Health Warrior chia nutritional bars, and digital photos

$29 for Two-Hour Segway Tour with River City Segs ($59 Value)

River City Segs

Shockoe Bottom

$59 $29

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Auto-balancing personal transporters whisk guests off on gliding tours of the Capitol, the Church Hill, or Public Arts, among others

Battleship New Jersey Visit for Two or Four (Up to 51% Off)

Battleship New Jersey

Waterfront South

$37 $18

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Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

90-Minute Ghostly Tour of Historic Williamsburg for Two or Four from AxWild Tours (Up to 56% Off)

AxWild Tours

Williamsburg

$40 $20

On a 90-minute walking tour of historic Williamsburg, guide Allison Wildridge recounts more than 10 tales from the city's storied past

Individual or Family Membership atThe Watermen's Museum in Yorktown (Up to 52% Off)

The Watermen's Museum

Yorktown

$40 $20

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Non-profit museum explores the rich history of the men and women who have made their living on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay

$16 for Haunted Tour of Williamsburg for Two from Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours (Up to $28 Value)

Spooks & Legends Haunted Tours

Williamsburg

$28 $16

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Costumed guides lead 75-minute tours through Williamsburg's historic streets, narrating true tales of eerie events and mysterious legends

Shenandoah Caverns Tour for Two or Four in Quicksburg, VA (Up to 41% Off)

Shenandoah Caverns

Quicksburg

$46 $27

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National Geographic has featured this cavern; on a one-hour tour, you can see its crystalline formations and rainbow lakes

4 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for Admission for One to Virginia Discovery Museum (50% Off)

Virginia Discovery Museum

Downtown

$6 $3

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Interactive children's museum features such hands-on activities as a mini Panera Bread, a frontier cabin, a post office, and a bee hive

Tour and a Cheese-and-Truffles Platter for Two, Four, or Six at Wisdom Oak Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Wisdom Oak Winery

North Garden

$39 $19

The vineyard manager and crew cultivate all 2,075 vines planted over 126 acres

Visit to Home of President James Monroe for Two or Four at Ash Lawn-Highland (Up to 43% Off)

Ash Lawn-Highland

Charlottesville

$28 $16

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Residence of President James Monroe features tours of the home and estate that illuminate 18th- and 19th-century living

Zoo Visit for Two or Four to Bear Path Acres Animal Education Center (50% Off)

Bear Path Acres Animal Education Center

Franklin

$24 $12

USDA-licensed, nonprofit exotic-animal sanctuary hosts a tiger, foxes, wolves, and a grizzly bear, among other animals

Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Avoca Museum & Historical Society (Up to 68% Off)

Avoca Museum & Historical Society

Altavista

$10 $4

During 90-minute tours, explore a restored 1901 mansion whose grounds include six other historical buildings and a family cemetery

Berkeley Plantation Visit for Two or Four (Half Off)

Berkeley Plantation

Charles City

$22 $11

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In period garb, guides lead tours of a Georgian mansion built in 1726 follow by self-guided tours of its garden, situated on the James River

Farm Tour for Two Adults or a Family of Four and $10 Voucher to the Farm Store at P. A. Bowen Farmstead (50% Off)

P. A. Bowen Farmstead

Brandywine

$40 $20

1.5-hour walking tours educate guests on the farm’s cheese-making process and methods of naturally raising animals and organic food

Home and Grounds Visit for Two or Five Adults at Gunston Hall (Up to Half Off)

Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

$20 $10

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Guided tours through 18th-century Georgian mansion with period furnishings and historical recreated grounds

Round-Trip Bus Ride to New York City from Washington, DC or Virginia from BestBus (Up to 57% Off)

BestBus

Multiple Locations

$90 $39

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Buses outfitted with free wi-fi and outlets ferry passengers to and from New York's Times Square; trips take about 4.5 hours each way

Two-Hour Sunset Boat Tour for Two from Bunky's Charter Boats ($40 Value). Eight Dates Available.

Bunky's Charter Boats

Solomons

$40 $26

Two-hour BYOB cruise on the Patuxent River at sunset

Tour for 2 or 4 with Take-Home Cheese and Charcuterie Baskets from Mediterranean Cellars Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Mediterranean Cellars Winery

Marshall

$56 $29

Tour family owned and operated vineyard and cellars and take home a gift basket stocked with cheese, charcuterie, and a corkscrew

Grapes to Glass Winery Tour with Cheese Platters and Logo Glasses for Two or Four at CrossKeys Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

CrossKeys Vineyards

Ashby

$30 $15

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Daily tours of the vineyards and winemaking facility; cheese and cracker platter and souvenir wineglass for each guest after tour

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The White House of the Confederacy constituted the social, political, and military headquarters of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. Later named a National Historic Landmark, the building still stands today. Daily guided tours lead guests through the grand 19th-century structure, which houses more than half its original wartime furnishings.

The White House is only steps away from The Museum of the Confederacy's Richmond location, where a core exhibit chronicles the Confederacy from its beginnings to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Opened 25 years after that fateful event, the nonprofit museum displays artifacts from a collection of more than 15,000 items. They include Stonewall Jackson's sword, a letter from Pope Pius IX, and all the pennies Jefferson Davis etched his face onto in his spare time.

Meanwhile, another 400 artifacts adorn the permanent exhibit at the museum's Appomattox location. Here, a dozen audiovisual stations, parole lists, and the uniform coat worn by Lee illustrate the event that brought the Civil War to a close.

1201 E Clay St
Richmond,
VA
US

Edgar Allan Poe holds a distinguished reputation in American literature, given his proclivity for dark work, such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” But the Poe of legend is often at odds with the real Poe: the student who had to gamble and burn his furniture to make it through college; the career man who traveled extensively to find better opportunities; and the devoted husband who never recovered from the death of his wife. He even enrolled at West Point … though he was thrown out eight months later.

The Poe Museum educates guests on the writer's life, helping them reconcile the reputed Poe with the real Poe. Located within the Old Stone House that lies just blocks from Poe's first Richmond home and his first employer, the Southern Literary Messenger, the museum showcases exhibits and significant artifacts, such as Poe's walking stick, his boyhood bed, and even a lock of his hair. This collection reveals his journey, showing what drove him to become a master writer of short stories, lyric poetry, action-movie screenplays, and, of course, horror stories.

1914 E Main St
Richmond,
VA
US

Having stood its ground against those who wanted to tear it down, Wilton House serves as a symbol of the Colonial American spirit in more ways than one. Built in 1753 as the main house on a 2,000-acre plantation, the structure serves as a steadfast example of Georgian architecture. It’s the home of more than 1,400 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century objects and artifacts, including documents signed by founding fathers and US presidents. Wilton even played host to the likes of Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, and George Washington’s white-wig-wearing foxhound. In addition to daily tours, the museum staff hosts events, such as lecture series, concerts, and seasonal exhibits.

215 S Wilton Rd
Richmond,
VA
US

Eerie Nights Ghost Tours aren't only eerie because they stop at historic, plausibly haunted Richmond locales on its walking and 1920s-themed trolley-ride tours. There's another creepy component?the guides. They look undead, thanks to their special-effects makeup and spooky costumes. They act it, too, showcasing their theater chops as they share their suspenseful supernatural stories about the city, like the time a local coffee shop passed off decaf as regular coffee.

100 North 17th Street
Richmond,
VA
US

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia tunes brain waves to more artistic frequencies with its exhibitions, artifacts, and art pieces all created by African Americans. Situated in an ornately adorned house built in the early 19th century, the museum features works by accomplished artists, such as the vibrant abstract art of Sam Gilliam, Harlem Renaissance murals by John Biggers, and P.H. Polk's iconic photography, as well as textiles and artifacts from various ethnic groups throughout Africa. Check the museum's calendar to align your schedule with ongoing events and rotating exhibitions.

0 E Clay St
Richmond,
VA
US

Founded in 1831, the same year chief justice John Marshall became its first president and former president James Madison its first honorary member, the Virginia Historical Society began amassing books, manuscripts, and historical objects to preserve the state's past. After moving its collections throughout the state during the Civil War, the society finally settled into the Lee House—the wartime home of General Robert E. Lee's family—in 1893 before moving to the Center of Virginia History in 1959.

The society showcases the state's heritage through long-term and temporary exhibitions such as The Story of Virginia, an American Experience, which contains artifacts from 16,000 years of Virginian history (from prehistory to the present) displayed in 10,000 square feet of galleries. Outside of its museum walls, Virginia Historical Society enlightens the public with educational programs and resources, publications, and rare nickels that caught Thomas Jefferson with his eyes closed.

428 N Boulevard
Richmond,
VA
US