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Discover Richmond on a Segway

Stories from Around the Rich History of Richmond told with Humor and Wit.

804-343-1850

Richmond Landmark Tour
Our most popular tour! Discover the story of Virginia’s Capital City in dynamic close-up! The riveting stories of Richmond history include enduring icons like Washington, Lincoln and Edgar Allan Poe. Cruise to sites like Brown’s Island featuring rich Civil War history and beautiful views of the mighty James River, the Virginia State Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson, and the vibrant Canal Walk Murals, alongside many other locations abundant with stories and sights!

Hollywood Cemetery Tour
Very popular on a Segway PT. Hollywood is the second most visited cemetery in the country behind Arlington. Hear many stories about notables there- two U.S. presidents are buried there- one includes an incredible dream of eagles and death by his wife, Jefferson Davis and his family (most of his 5 children died before adolescence).

Church Hill Tour
Another popular Segway PT tour that covers the historic Church Hill area of Richmond.Among the highlights you will see are Libby Prison, Libby Hill (beautiful views of the river and where our city was named in 1620 by William Byrd), the Masonic Lodge (oldest continuing operating lodge in the country where George Washington and Lafayette visited), the Adam Craig House- beautiful and historic, St. John’s Church (where Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech).

Shockoe Bottom Tour
This tour is centralized in the Shockoe Bottom area. Among others, some of the sites seen on this tour are the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, the Holocaust Museum, the site of the 17th St train crash, the Richmond Slavery Reconciliation Statue (one of three statues on three separate continents), the Triple Crossing (the only place in the world where three train tracks cross at the same point).

Public Arts Tour
Richmond is known for its rich history, but it is also fast becoming a premier art destination, along with cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and San Francisco. Artists from all around the world have been brought to our city to create amazing murals that have been changing the way the world sees Richmond.

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Your Segway Guides

Learn to ride the Segway Personal Trainer (PT) and join our edu-taining guides on our tours through beautiful city of Richmond! Call 804-343-1850 or Book Online Now.

Our Segway PT guides are among the most knowledgeable in and about the city and are very good at combining stories around the rich history of Richmond with humor and wit.

FAQS

Q: What is the age requirement?
A: You must be 14 years old to ride a Segway PT. Anyone 18 and under must have a guardian present to sign the waiver. There is no maximum age; we’ve had a 101-year-old ride a Segway PT with us!

Q: Where do we meet?
A: For most of the tours you will meet us at our shop, which can be found at 1301 E. Cary St. For Hollywood Cemetery, Monument Avenue, and Petersburg Tours you will meet at alternative locations.

Q: Is there parking?
A: We don’t have our own lot but there are a number of parking garages around us. Please allow at least 10-15 minutes to find parking and make it back to the store for check-in.
One garage is at 12th St. across from the Omni Hotel, one on Virginia Street just off of Cary St., and another at the intersection 14th St. and Cary St. (If your vehicle is too tall for a garage there is a parking lot across from Main Street Station.)
We do not recommend street parking during the week, as it is 2-hour parking and counting check in time and the tour, your parking time will exceed 2 hours.
On the weekends you can park on the street without worrying about the 2 hour limit.

Q: What time do we need to get there?
A: Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your tour’s start time. This will allow time to check in, pay, and fill out our waiver. There is also training before the tour, the earlier you get here the more time can be devoted to the tour rather than training.

Q: Do we need helmets?
A: Everyone must wear a helmet. We provide helmets for everyone, which is included in your tour price. You’re also welcome to bring and wear your own.

Q: What if it’s raining?
A: Our Segways and guides can handle the rain. We will not cancel the tours on our end because of rain. However, if there is thunder or lightning the tour will have to be canceled.

Q: I’ve heard the inventor of the Segway PT died on a Segway PT. Is this true?
A: The inventor of the Segway PT, Dean Kamen, is alive and well. However, the man who eventually bought the company, Jim Heselden, did unfortunately die in a Segway PT accident.

Q: What should I wear?
A: Closed toed shoes, comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Richmond, Virginia weather can be a bit unpredictable so be sure to check the weather forecast. In the Spring and Fall layers are recommended. Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses!

Q: Are tips included in the price?/Do we tip the guide?
A: Tips are not included in the price of the ticket. They are not required or expected but certainly appreciated if you enjoyed the tour.

 


Location

Innovation in Motion

Located in the historic Columbian Building in downtown Richmond’s Shockoe Slip, Segway of Richmond brings a full line of world-class personal transporters for guided tours of downtown Richmond, Segway rentals and individual purchase.

Testimonials

"So much fun, so easy to use! I was apprehensive about managing one of these as I have no sense of balance but I was so surprised. We did the one hour micro tour and it began with a lesson on how to use them, how to balance and steer etc. We had a safety lesson and a practice and then we were ready for the off. There is a little bag on the front to pop you valuables in. We saw some cool graffiti art down by the canal and then went over to Browns Island. We were able to go full speed here as it was fairly quiet - 13mph - but it was such fun. We also took in the Capitol Building and Governors Mansion on the tour. Our guide was really nice and chatty. I cannot wait to book a longer trip. My godson had an awesome time. The office on East Cary is easy to find and there is plenty of parking nearby. The Trolley Tour also goes from here. "

–galaxy148 - Glen Allen, Virginia


"Fun and original way to explore Richmond! I have taken a one-hour tour with the Segway of Richmond and thoroughly enjoyed it! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and told us lots of unknown facts about the city. A great way to learn more and to have fun. Segways are very easy to operate and the guides do a safety training before the tour. "

-WOODCHUCKJR - GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA


"I have taken 5 tours so far Reasonable prices, friendly staff. Knowledgeable and easy going tour guides. They always make sure you're comfortable riding before they leave. Highly recommend!"

-Stacy CJ


"The tour itself was amazing! Our tour guide (Jonathan) was very knowledgeable about each historic site that we visited. The Segway will make you nervous at first; after a few practice attempts, you’ll become an expert. The overall experience was unique and I would definitely do it again. Just as a helpful tip- please dress for the weather, the wind from being on the Segway paired with the natural elements makes for a chilly, chilly day. "

–shaquillemp


"Amazing first time experience. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff made learning to ride a really fun day. Would highly recommend taking a tour."

–Brian Kirby


"This is what you need to do if you are visiting RVA... ...or even if you have lived here all your life! My dad and I had a completely awesome time on the 2 hour landmark tour! Thank you to our fantastic tour guides and all of the kind staff for such a fun day! – "

–Amanda Wontz


"Riding the Segway was surprisingly easy I am a middle-aged, rather dimwitted and un-coordinated person recovering from a broken hip, and, after a few precarious moments, I had no trouble. The training, done in an adjacent alley, was fast but fairly thorough. One over-confident lady had a small spill, but otherwise everyone in the group seemed to master the Segway quickly. Our guide Jonathan was very nice and knowledgeable. He was friendly and kind, but he also focused on safety. I enjoyed his anecdotes and historical information. The tour itself was really good. We visited many sites, including the canal, the River, several murals, the Capital, and the Governor's residence. Pam Northam even stopped to speak with us! I hope to do another tour in the future. "

–LeePulaski_Va