“From Belles to Battleaxes: The Women of Civil War Richmond” Walking Tour

Date: 
June 14, 2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Richmond
Event Type: 
Walking Tour
Contact: 
Kelly Hancock
Email: 
khancock@moc.org
Address: 
101 N. 9th Street
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861 x121

Advance reservations required.  Reserve your spot online, or contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 or khancock@moc.org for more information.  Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members (includes Museum admission).

Stroll through the heart of the Confederate capital and hear the stories of Richmond women, from daring spies and devoted nurses to star-crossed lovers and captivating socialites.  Learn about Rose O’Neal Greenhow, who drowned off the Cape Fear River, Elizabeth Van Lew the Richmonder who helped Union soldiers escape from Libby Prison, Mary Chesnut, diarist and neighbor of Jefferson Davis, Hetty Cary, the belle of the South, Buck Preston, the beauty from South Carolina, and more.  The tour begins outside the Bell Tower at the Virginia State Capitol on Bank Street.