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Virginia Historical Society

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Address: 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23221
Phone Number: +1 804-358-4901
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Description: For more than 180 years, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has been...
For more than 180 years, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has been connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. The VHS-a history museum and research library-features award winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. The Society is 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, the VHS is a privately funded non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its operations. The VHS is located at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond's Museum District. Admission is free. 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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Virginia Historical Society

Richmond Virginia is so lucky to have this museum. Everything is absolutely beautifully displayed. The signage for each display is so informative. And it is centrally located and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Richmond Virginia is so lucky to have this museum. Everything is absolutely beautifully displayed. The signage for each display is so informative. And it is centrally located and particularly nice since it is located next to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Diverse array of historical paintings, items, and even room of murals ... kids and my father enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had been looking forward to visiting the Virginia Historical Society. It had been recommended by some friends who live in Richmond, Virginia, and it was one of the city's historical sites or museums that we hadn't visited over the years. What we saw was wonderful. But there was a lot of construction in the building and many of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This Society has recently remodeled their facilities and they did a wonderful job. Since I was doing research the staff was there to help me find the easiest way to access the materials that I needed. they have unusual books and manuscripts which turned out to be a great find.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I visited a few times and VHS has special exhibits from time to time. This is a good place to visit and it is next door to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts--a short walk across the parking lot. VHS includes Virginia history that cannot be found in other museums.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Awesome place to go with kids or adults - much history here as Virginia is so historical. I loved the quilts especially but there was so much to see, I need to return. Nice that Virginia Museum of Fine art is just across the street so do both in a day!!

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Amherst
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Call ahead to determine if the renovation is complete. We expect it contains some great stuff but all we got to see was the mural room. We may try again. if we are in the area.

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Kenai, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

I went to the Virginia Historical Society to do some family history research. All I can say is WOW!! They have a collection that stopped me in my tracks. I was not expecting there to be so much information. The staff were lovely and ready to provide assistance and answer questions.

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Have been attending their lunch time Banner Series lectures for several years as well as many of their night classes. They have all been enjoyable and informative. We are members but throne hour lunch time presentations are only $ 6 for non-members, the nightly courses are usually on Thursday night. Generally two consecutive Thursday's lasting an hour and a half... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you are doing family research in Virginia this is a good place to visit. The library and archives has books, documents, and more. The staff is very helpful and it is a beautiful place to do research. Their website has a list of items allowed in the library and they provide lockers on the first floor to lock your... More 

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