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Experience hosted by Brandon

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This roughly 1.5 mile walking tour will cover Richmond history from Colonial times through the end of the Civil War. We'll discuss Richmond's beginnings, the Revolutionary War Battle of Richmond, Edgar Allen Poe, Antebellum industry, Confederate Richmond, and the Evacuation of Richmond, among others topics. Of course, a number of intriguing human interest stories will be sprinkled in throughout.

At the conclusion of the historic phase of the tour, we'll head to a brewery or craft beverage bar for further discussion. This discussion could include topics such as the sites we had just visited, the beer we were drinking, or other historic/beer-related sites around town. This will also be a great time for questions.

By the end of the tour, guests will have a new appreciation for both historic Richmond and its awesome (and still growing!) craft beverage scene.
Other things to note
The historic walking tour portion of the Experience will cover roughly 1.5-2 miles and last approximately 75-90 minutes.
This roughly 1.5 mile walking tour will cover Richmond history from Colonial times through the end of the Civil War. We'll discuss Richmond's beginnings, the Revolutionary War Battle of Richmond, Edgar Allen Poe, Antebellum industry, Confederate Richmond, and the Evacuation of Richmond, among others topics. Of course, a number of intriguing human interest stories will be sprinkled in throughout.

At the conclusion of the historic phas…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will bring along copies of historic photographs to enhance the guest expe...
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Meet your host, Brandon

Host on Airbnb since 2010
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I'm an attorney based in Richmond, Virginia. I represent a number of craft beverage industry members, including breweries, wineries, and the like. Prior to becoming an attorney, I served as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service at the Richmond National Battlefield Park. This leads me to note the obvious - It takes a great deal of research to be a successful Ranger. That experience, combined with former work as a prosecutor, has honed my communication and storytelling skills as well. I look forward to arguing my case for Richmond history and beverages to you!
I'm an attorney based in Richmond, Virginia. I represent a number of craft beverage industry members, including breweries, wineries, and the like. Prior to becoming an attorney, I served as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service at the Richmond National Battlefield Park. This leads me to note the obvious - It takes a great deal of research to be a successful Ranger. That experience, combined with former work as a prosecutor, has honed my communication and storytelling skills as well.…
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Where you'll be

We'll begin the tour with outdoor spots. Some of these would likely include the exteriors of historic buildings and park-like settings near the Virginia State Capitol. The tour will end with beverages for guests 21 or older inside a beverage-industry business.
John
July 2019
Brandon was friendly, well prepared, and responsive to my family’s needs. His passion for Richmond and its rich history was palpable. Thanks to Brandon’s storytelling skills, we learned more about Richmond on our 90 minute tour, than we did in hours spent browsing dry museum exhibits. Think of this as a lively crash course in Richmond history.
Brandon was friendly, well prepared, and responsive to my family’s needs. His passion for Richmond and its rich history was palpable. Thanks to Brandon’s storytelling skills, we…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

What to bring

Walking shoes, money for beverages