The Branch offers two specialized tours. Experience the Branch house through a more focused lens – learn about its architectural significance in detail or learn about the house’s original residents, the Branch family. See rooms not typically open to the public and find out all the secrets of the building.
The tours will be offered on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays and Saturdays of every month. Advance registration is required and attendance is restricted to 10 people. Tour registration closes two days before the tour date.
For questions about our guided tours, or to schedule a private group tour for your school or organization, please contact museum educator Tarin Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advanced payment is required.
The Branch House’s architecture is one of the oldest preserved Tudor Revival masterpieces in the commonwealth of Virginia – and there’s nothing like seeing it from inside the gates. Residing at Monument Avenue, Davis Avenue, and the former Confederate Jefferson Davis Memorial, the Branch House represents over a century of urban history and preservation resiliency. Our guides will share how nostalgic architects made the Tudor-Revival style a prominent component of America’s cultural history in the early twentieth century. The Branch welcomes visitors to this historic place for a 60-minute architecture tour through the Great Halls and gardens.
Branch Family Tour
With the Branch family tour, you will step back in time to 1919 and hear about the art collecting, travels, parties, and philanthropy of John and Beulah Branch as well as their role in Richmond and beyond. Picture what it would have been like to live in this magnificent building over a century ago and learn how it became the public art space that it is today. Join us on this tour as an esteemed guest of the Branch family, exploring The Branch from a uniquely personal perspective.