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Virginia Museum of History & Culture

428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
+1 804-358-4901
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Southern history

Really enjoyed the museum, lots to see concerning the Civil War.Helps one to understand all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Y5605BBrichardg
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San Diego, United States
Good overview of Virginia history

Although the have a good exhibit on the home front of WWI, I enjoyed the permanent display of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tosl
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nj, usa
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A history museum and research library, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture has been connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia for more than 180 years. Visit today to view our award winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. We are the only museum with all of Virginia's history under one roof — all centuries, all regions, and all topics are covered. Although designated the Official State Historical Society, we are a privately funded non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its operations. The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is located at 428 N Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220 in Richmond's Museum District. Galleries and museum shop open every day: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Library open Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the museum, lots to see concerning the Civil War.Helps one to understand all the complexities of that era and the war.

Thank Y5605BBrichardg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the have a good exhibit on the home front of WWI, I enjoyed the permanent display of Virginia history more. The WWI exhibit does an excellent job of portraying life in the US during this time (1910s to 1920s), but much of it is...More

Thank tosl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here primarily to do research in the Va Historical Society library - they could NOT have been more helpful. The museum was an added bonus, but probably worth a half-day in itself.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the staff is super friendly. We only had time to visit "The Story of Virginia" exhibition. It had a lot of information about the history of Virginia, the settlements, slavery and women's rights. There is a virtual tour available online. It is...More

Thank Sara R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent overview of Virginia history info Story of Virginia exhibit. Wonderful treatment of art, Virginia geography in Landscapes of Virginia gallery. Fantastic special exhibits--currently World War I. A little "tight" and noisy (media in exhibits) for space but fine. Folk art from Lynchburg currently on...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Such a excellent museum. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Free parking. WWI exhibit very informative and thought provoking.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The collection of artifacts is amazing, but even better than that is the knowledge one gains just from walking through the exhibits. This gives a fantastic overview of the history of Virginia.

Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This museum is the best I have been to. There is videos to watch, re-enactments, and audio files to listen to as you look at artifacts of history. It is truly mind blowing the amount of info you will find here about the establishment of...More

Thank justyo2017
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Everyone should check out this gem in Richmond, VA. Whether you are a history buff or not, its not an expensive field trip. A trip to this museum will open you mind to historical curiosity.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum which is quite informative and well spread in two floors. It very well covers the history of Virginia through good displays and visuals. There are a number of video shows to give a feel of how Virginia imerged...More

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