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Posted on: April 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hanover Historic Bus Tours

Hanover Historic Bus Tours

Saturday, May 18

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

These annual tours of Hanover County are generously supported by Richmond Region Tourism and Hanover County. Each tour includes a box lunch, snacks and water. Travel via chartered bus and enjoy your guides from Richmond Discoveries. 

Join us on the Road to Revolution Tour. We’ll begin this tour at Hanover Court House where you will hear the story of how Patrick Henry lit the spark of the Revolution. Visit the Pole Green Church site where the young Henry often attended church. Tour Rural Plains which is open especially for this tour and hear the story of Henry's marriage to Sarah Shelton. We’ll tour Scotchtown, home of Patrick Henry, and while there visit with the Marquis de Lafayette and hear how he helped us win our independence. Register online.

If you’re interested in Civil War Battlefields, this is the tour for you!  We’ll travel to the Hanover Court House, Mechanicsville, Beaverdam Creek, Gaines Mill, Totopotomoy Creek, and Cold Harbor. Visit the Shelton House (Rural Plains) to the see how war affected the civilians of Hanover. The tour also includes a visit to a Confederate Soldier's camp for a discussion of the life of the common soldier. Conclude the tour at Cold Harbor battlefield, Lee's last victory and the only battle Grant said he wished he had never fought. Register online.

Busses depart from Hanover County Government Complex, 7497 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069.

Cost is $20 per person, pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Deadline to register is May 10th, or as space permits. When registering, please be sure to note any special dietary needs. Register online at If you have questions please call 804-365-7150 or email [email protected].  

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