Go! Discover Richmond
The Times-Dispatch Go! Discover Richmond is excited to announce an all new partnership with Civil War & Emancipation Day! This collaboration allows us to offer FREE guided walking tours of downtown’s Liberty Trail at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Richmond Liberty Trail was created in downtown Richmond in 2013 as a permanent walking route for pedestrians to connect a number of downtown Richmond’s historic sites, attractions and neighborhoods, including 15 national historic landmarks. Join us for a guided tour of the 6.2 mile trail featuring the Richmond Slave Trail at Lumpkin’s Jail and the African Burial Ground, neighborhoods such as Jackson Ward, Court End, Capitol Square, the Canal Walk and Shockoe.
Free and open to the public. Advanced registration is suggested but not required. Click here to register in advance.
The walk will begin at the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. Parking is available at the Civil War Center in their paid lot or on street.
|10 a.m.||First Tour will leave|
|1 p.m.||Second Tour will leave|
Can’t make it for the official start time? No problem, you can stop by the Sports Backers tent at the American Civil War Center anytime during the event and pick up a map of the course for a self-guided tour.
The course follows the Richmond Liberty Trail. Click here for a Course Map.
Course highlights: Coming Soon
Here are a few important points you need to know about the event:
Safety on the Course - The course is clearly marked with signs. However, please note that you are sharing the streets with vehicular traffic. Please obey all traffic laws. That means staying on sidewalks, crossing streets only at the crosswalks and paying close attention to traffic signals. Some major intersections will feature police officers directing traffic and event participants.
Course time limit - There is a 4-hour course time limit. That gives you plenty of time to walk the complete course, but it does limit any time you have to stop at the individual attractions.
Strollers, Joggers, Wagons and Backpacks - If you are using a stroller, baby jogger, wagon, backpack carrier, etc., to take children along the course, please be sure to sign the waiver for the child at packet pickup and receive your stroller tag. The tag must be attached in plain view on the stroller/jogger/ carrier, etc., before you are allowed on the course.
No dogs allowed - For the safety of all participants, dogs are not allowed in the event.