Looking for a great way to expand upon your experience at the Partners in History exhibition? Check out our suggested itinerary to make the most of your visit and learn more about Black history in Virginia with the VMHC and our community partners, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center and the Elegba Folklore Society!
Before You Visit
- Plan to eat and shop local while supporting Black-owned businesses. Browse the Richmond Black Restaurant Experience and BLK RVA for suggestions.
- Book a room at a conveniently located hotel for a restful and relaxing stay.
- Before, after, or during your visit, take a virtual tour of Richmond places that are Hidden in Plain Site
Explore Richmond's historic Jackson Ward neighborhood
- Morning: Visit the Black History Museum and Cultural Center (open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm)
- Afternoon: Tour the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site (open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm, house tours by reservation only), and then walk the neighborhood on a self-guided tour by the Richmond Mural Project or The Valentine History Center
Visit often-overlooked historic sites with local guides
- Morning: Ride the city in style and learn about local history and street art with a Bike & Brunch Tour featuring RVA Murals or Mending Walls
- Afternoon: Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s cultural center from 1-5pm to enjoy art and imports from around the African Diaspora. Open throughout the week, the Elegba Folklore Society is a year-round, lively celebration of African and African American culture. Also visit for festivals, performances and tours. Richmond’s Cultural Ambassador! Embrace the Spirit.
Explore art and history on the Boulevard
- Morning: Visit the Virginia Museum of History & Culture to tour the Partners in History and Story of Virginia exhibitions (open daily 10am-5pm) – Reserve tickets
- Afternoon: Walk down the block to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to view Kahinde Wiley's Rumors of War statue and African American art collection (open daily 10am–5pm and until 9pm Wednesday-Friday)