From Belles to Battleaxes: Women of Civil War Richmond

Date: 
June 1, 2013 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Richmond
Event Type: 
Walking Tour
Contact: 
Kelly Hancock
Address: 
101 N. 9th Street Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861 x121

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. Street parking on Main and Franklin Streets should be available. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.

This event is free for members, and $10 for non-members (includes Museum admission). Advance reservations required. You can register online here or  to get more information, contact Kelly Hancock by email or at 855-649-1861 x121.