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Canal Walk

S 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 USA

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“fascinating history medallions, statues and exhibits”

Richmond’s Canal Walk features four centuries of our state capital’s history depicted through fascinating history medallions, statues and exhibits.Join Richmond Canal Cruises for an informative, 40-minute, historically narrated tour or private charter of the James River and Kanawha Canal along Richmond’s historic Canal Walk. Our covered boats, which accommodate up to 35 passengers, depart on the hour from the Turning Basin, located at the intersection of 14th and Dock streets on Virginia Street. Richmond’s canal system first started in 1789 after George Washington lobbied the General Assembly to proceed with his vision of a canal and turnpike system that would connect the harbors of the east to the trade and market opportunities west, all the way to the Rocky Mountains. The canal cruises are located at 139 Virginia Street in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip. We are directly across from the intersection of 14th and Dock streets. For information or private charter reservations, please call (804) 649-2800.

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June 27, 2014

Just did this, if you enjoy history check it out. Last 40 minutes and is only $6

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July 07, 2014

Great value! Interesting but very limited. Not a lot shown.

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July 20, 2021
Rated 5.0

Both the Canal Walk and the pipeline walk are both gorgeous and definitely a must!! Pipeline is more naturally and unique while the canal walk showed off the city. They run right along side each other

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October 22, 2020
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Great hike from 17th & Dock Street to Belle Isle.

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October 12, 2020

The Canal Walk is beautiful and peaceful. Free to anyone and wheelchair accessible it has a little bit of history, scenery, and is nearby many GREAT local restaurants.

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Canal Walk

S 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia
23219 USA

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