Group Tours FAQ

Group Tours FAQ

Please review the following tips before you arrive at the museum. 

Does the museum have a gift shop?

  • Yes. The Museum Store specializes in books, prints, jewelry, postcards, posters, and toys focusing on Virginia history. 

Does the museum have a cafeteria?

  • No. Picnic tables are available in the rear and front of the museum. We encourage your group to use our back lawn and picnic tables before or after your visit. To preserve the picnic site for others, we ask that you bring trash bags for cleanup. The Manager of Museum Programs can also provide you with information about local restaurants and cafes. 

What if my group is late?

  • Although we make every effort to be flexible with our guided tours, your visit may be abbreviated if your group arrives late. If you anticipate being late, please call the Manager of Museum Programs at 804.342.9652.

Are there special rules and procedures for group tours?

  • Yes. To ensure that your group gets the most out of its visit, please review the museum rules before your arrival. For student groups, please share the information with adult chaperones who will join your group.

Can multiple tours be scheduled on the same day?

  • Yes, depending on that day's schedule and the number of people in your group.

How early do I need to schedule a tour?

  • We ask that group tours be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Please be aware that our schedule for March, April, and May fills up quickly each year. The earlier you contact us, the more likely you will be able to secure your preferred tour date and time.