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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 closed for renovation (Library and shop open Monday-Saturday 10 a.M.-5 P.M.
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Good place to do research

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Kenai, Alaska
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Amherst
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A huge archive of Virginia history with supporting books, manuscripts and artifacts. The have an excellent exhibit area she\owing you Virginia's history. It is very worthwhile for children see artifacts from Jamestown and early and colonial history.

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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Interesting, facinating, lots of variety, easy to get around, good parking, nice gift store, everything a museum should have

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San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Excellent service. Look up items of interest in their electronic catalog, fill out document request forms (up to 5 items at a time) and present them to the librarian who returns with your requests in a few minutes. No dislikes, but I wish that I had been better prepared. The electronic catalog is available online, and I should have made... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Amazing we love to visit civil war museums to get a feel for different regions and outlooks. A comprehensive outlook of the war and the area.

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Richmond, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We live near Richmond and visit the museum at least 3 times a year. The permanent collection is a great view of the State History. You can easily spend the better part of a day. Check their website for special exhibits which are always fantastic.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

this place had a very good Virginia history museum that is now closed temporarily for renovations (spring 2014). there is a library attached that remains open that is a great resource for people working on Virginia family history.

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