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Riverfront Canal Cruises

When: Fridays-Sundays, Through Sept. 30, Thursdays-Sundays and Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 11

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 35 passengers, depart on the hour from the Turning Basin at 14th and Dock streets. 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 cruises are at 139 Virginia St. in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip. We are directly across from 14th and Dock streets. For information or private charter reservations, call 649-2800.

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