See Richmond, Virginia’s most remarkable sights and sounds with the Richmond Landmark Segway Tour operated by Segway of Richmond. This tour begins at the Segway of Richmond Store located at 1301 East Cary Street and takes you on a 2-hour journey through Richmond’s most notable landmarks.
Highlights of your tour include:
- The John Marshall House – The beloved home of one of the founding father’s of America’s Supreme Court
- The Wickham House – Considered one of the finest examples of architecture from the Federal period.
- Valentine Richmond History Center – A place to discover the diverse stories that tell the broader history of Richmond
- MCV/VCU – One of the nation’s top research universities
- Museum & White House of the Confederacy – See hundreds of military, political and domestic artifacts associated with the period of the Confederacy
- Old City Hall – Designed in the Gothic Revival style, this building occupies its own city block
- Egyptian Building – One of the finest surviving Egyptian Revival-style buildings in the US
- Monumental Church – One of the earliest and best examples of Greek revival architecture in the US
- Capitol Square/Executive Mansion/Bell Tower – Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Capitol is home to the oldest legislature continuously operating in the Western Hemisphere
- St. Paul’s Church – Consecrated in 1845, St. Paul’s is steeped in history and rich in architectural details
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Shockoe Slip – Richmond’s most fashionable shopping and dining district. The Slip’s restored warehouses and taverns house a unique assortment of exclusive apparel stores, galleries, restaurants and hotels
- James River Flood Wall – A great place to see the James River
- Canal Walk, Western End – features four centuries of history depicted through fascinating history medallions, statues and exhibits.
- Newport’s Cross – A bronze reproduction of the wooden cross raised by Christopher Newport when English explorers first sailed up the James River as far as “The Falls.”
- Brown’s Island – Visible from the island is the Belle Isle, the Manchester Bridge, and the ruins of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge. The island is a popular destination for railfans, too.
- The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar – the nation’s first museum to interpret the Civil War from Union, Confederate, and African American perspectives.
Cost: $68 per person for a 2-hour tour + 15-minute Segway tutorial.
Booking your tour: Tours frequently sell out in advance so booking ahead of time is strongly recommended. To book your tour call 804.343.1850 or visit http://segwayofrichmond.biz/tours/richmond-landmark-tour/
“Loved it! First time on a Segway; had a blast! Guide Trent provided great overview and training and then proceeded to teach me things about my hometown I didn’t know. Great fun. Will definitely take another tour sometime.” – richiecrva