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Virginia Holocaust Museum

Address: 2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: +1 804-257-5400
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Ranked #10 of 159 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: Founded to educate the community about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Virginia Holocaust...
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Type: History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Founded to educate the community about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Virginia Holocaust Museum strives to memorialize and document the atrocities of World War II. Through exhibits, programming, and outreach, the Museum uses the history of genocide to teach the dangers of prejudice and indifference.

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Words escape me- was it enjoyable? most certainly not. But this is an undeniable part of history. One which many would like to forget, even deny. There is no denying it here. Very moving. I am glad we went.

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is my first visit to a holocaust museum and it was tough to watch and read about the sufferings these people have gone through. Though I've read about it, there is always something new to learn and I appreciated the local connection with Virginians who were affected too. A small museum but I felt it presented a good balance... More 

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Sinking Spring, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed this museum very much. You follow a path of experiences from Jews being sent to ghettos, concentration camps, work camps, death camps, survival, those who helped, art of children in a camp, liberation, camps for survivors, Nuremberg Trials, and a good guide book to follow all of it. Very moving experience, art and poetry of children at the camps... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My first and only visit was in October, 2014. This small museum is well worth the visit. While Richmond has so many nice places to visit, you should take the time to stop here.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It's hard to assign a number of stars to this museum. I have seen the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the Holocaust Museum in D.C., so compared to those two museums, I can't give it 5 stars. However, what it does well is bring the holocaust "home", with Holocaust survivors from Richmond telling their stories. These personal accounts begin... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were wedged in between school groups-I guess we should have gone on a weekend. All the school groups had a tour guide to talk to them about each room, we only had our book to read on each exhibit. We really could not wander at our own pace with a group in front and behind us, nor could we... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I visited the Virginia Holocaust Museum as a first date with a fellow I'd met online. When we arrived, we were shown to a room where we watched an introductory video about the Holocaust that featured Richmond area Holocaust survivors. Following the short, 15-minute film, we were given guide books, and we began our self-guided tour. What I liked best... More 

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Rome, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were looking for something new and different to do with our kids on our last trip to Virginia and stumbled upon this museum. They ask for a donation instead of an entrance fee-please make a donation-it is a great museum and a worthwhile investment. The museum starts with an introduction movie and then you walk through the museum. It... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Just for planning purposes, this museum is a block away from the Edgar Allan Poe museum, so it's easy to combine visits, and the Holocaust museum had a much larger parking lot. The museum was decent - I think it was geared more toward young adults new to learning about the subject. The gift shop had a good selection of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The VHM was amazingly well done with great displays and interactive exhibits. The interviews brought realism to a dark part of human history, they provided much more info than compared to other sources, and were sensitive to other religions.

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