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2016 Historical Walking Tours


Date: April 21 - October 29

Cost: $5.00 per person

Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville boast an unusually rich and striking history. Men and women, both well-known and unknown, remarkable and ordinary helped build Charlottesville for over a period of 250 years. That local history has been preserved in the structures and monuments, which give Charlottesville its character. Join us on an Historic Walking Tour to learn about these men and women, the houses, storefronts, schools, places of worship, and public buildings in which they passed their lives, and view the cemeteries where they now rest.


Join an ACHS tour guide for a stroll around the Court Square familiar to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. Learn about the early years of Charlottesville, its citizens, businesses and buildings. We tour Court Square every Thursday and Friday @ 5:30pm as well as Saturday @ 10am.

Tours begin at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, located at 200 Second Street, NE Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Explore the Old Albemarle Jail #5, originally constructed in 1876 and used to incarcerate inmates until 1974. The Old Albemarle Jail is open Saturdays from 12-2 with a knowledgeable ACHS guide on site to help answer any questions.

The jail is located at 409 East High Street.

On Saturday, June 4 at 10am, take a tour of this historic cemetery and hear about the men and women from Charlottesville's most trying time on the Civil War Tour.

Tour begins at the cemetery entrance near the corner of Maple Street and 8th Street NE.

Come Saturday, July 9th at 10am to learn about the history of African-Americans in Charlottesville by touring their final resting places in Oakwood Cemetery.

Tours begin at the cemetery entrance on Oak Street.

Join us Saturday, August 6th @ 10am to uncover the stories of citizens in Riverview Cemetery who were originally buried elsewhere on the Reinterred Tour.

Riverview Cemetery is located at 1701 Chesapeake St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Tours begin near the small brick building located within the cemetery.

Additional Info:
Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased online or at the start of your tour. Tours last approximately one hour. Please wear comfortable shoes. For more information or questions, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 434-296-1492.