"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Visiting Tour Groups

Tour groups

At the Virginia Historical Society, we strive to connect visitors with our remarkable collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and artwork. Visiting groups are encouraged to call ahead to arrange for a guided tour with a museum educator or choose a self-guided tour and view the museum at their own pace.

Guided tours

Your time at the VHS can be enhanced by booking a guided tour, whether you’re in town for a family reunion, looking for an activity for your church group, or interested in a corporate outing for your employees.

We request that groups of ten or more reserve a time for a guided tour before your visit. Reservations for a guided tour must be booked at least two weeks in advance, and large groups may require additional notice. Your group can choose to explore the The Story of Virginia or one of our other long-term exhibitions. Fill out the group reservation form.

Please view our tips for your visit before bringing your group to the museum.

Self-guided tours

Groups of fewer than ten people do not need to make a reservation to view the galleries on their own. We do not offer guided tours without a reservation.

Caroline Legros

Caroline Legros, School Program Coordinator

Are you interested in booking a tour for your group? Want to know about customized programs? Still have a few questions? I can help you determine what tour will best fit the needs of your group and find a date and time for your group to visit the Virginia Historical Society. I may be reached at clegros@vahistorical.org or at 804.342.9652.

Girl Scouts

The Virginia Historical Society offers Girl Scout programs for of all ages.  If you would like more information, please contact Caroline Legros at clegros@vahistorical.org or at 804.342.9652.

Kathryn Lewis (Virginia House Site Manager)

Kathryn Lewis, Virginia House Site Manager

Are you interested in bringing your Girl Scouts to Virginia House? Your troop will be able to complete several badges on site at Virginia House. E-mail me at klewis@vahistorical.org so we can discuss your Girl Scouts program.

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