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History of Barton Heights Walking Tour

April 2017

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10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2901 North Avenue, Richmond VA 23222 (map)

Bluford House

Ignatius Bluford House (2000 Montiero Avenue), March 1971, Edith K. Shelton Collection, V.91.42.1732

Saturday, May 6, 2017 and Saturday, May 20, 2017

This tour focuses on historic commercial and retail activity along North Avenue and Brookland Park Boulevard. Established in 1889 as an early streetcar suburb, Barton Heights originally was part of Henrico County and is now part of the City of Richmond. Meet at the North Avenue branch of the Richmond Public Library, 2901 North Avenue.

$15 per person
$5 for Valentine Members
Walk-ups welcome. 
Cash or check.
On-street parking.

Check out some of our other Northside walking tours this month!

History of Battery Park Walking Tour
Sunday, May 7 | 2-4 p.m.

Director's Tour of Highland Park
Sunday, May 21 | 2-4 p.m.

History Hounds Explore Ginter Park
Saturday, May 27 | 10 a.m.-Noon

Discover a new Richmond neighborhood each month! For Richmond natives and visitors alike, the Valentine’s neighborhood walking tours explore the history and evolution of Richmond’s diverse neighborhoods. Our tours go beyond the highlights, uncovering each neighborhood’s best kept secrets while sharing the stories and memories of residents.

This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine.  We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields.  Led by a master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future.