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Virginia Holocaust Museum

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Address: 2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: +1 804-257-5400
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Founded to educate the community about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the...
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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An amazing museum with artifacts that bring you to tears. A great history visit and learning experience

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were very excited to visit a 2nd time with our adult children. We discussed and planned more than 6 months but the wonderfully prepared and effectively laid out exhibits marred by one annoying family: The museum is not heavily attended like the DC version. Consequently a loud, annoying fellow visitor who "was stationed in Germany" (I heard this at... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

An amazing museum with artifacts that bring you to tears. A great history visit and learning experience

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I highly recommend this museum to anyone visiting Richmond. So well done and and thought out. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We pass by here on our way to see our family and have always wanted to stop. So glad we finally did! The museum is great! It is extremely informative and will leave you speechless as to events that took place in the Holocaust and the lives of these people.Highly recommended. Take your time and read it all and see... More 

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Ashland,VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I went there as part of a teacher seminar affiliated with the Virginia War Memorial (on Route 1/Belvedere St.). I had never been there before, and I had no idea how expansive it had become. This is a top drawer attraction/museum and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was so thankful that I took the time to visit the museum. Everybidy needs to visit at least once. Take your children (preferably ages 12 - 18) and teach them about our history. It sure seems like like history is repeating itself. So many schools do not teach about the holocaust anymore so as a parent it's your reaponsibility.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a must visit. After half an hour introductory movie I was handed a booklet to follow through the museum. Rooms were dark and was difficult see where I was stepping. Better lighting would be nice. Displays were impressive, I especially liked the Nuremberg trial exhibit. I spent over 2 hours there.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum is such an important asset to the community as well as America. If we do not watch and acknowledge history then we are bound to repeat the failures and mistakes of the past. I have visited here several times and truly miss seeing Jay Ipson in here.

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Richmond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a museum that shows you what took place at that time to innocent people.The ones with the purple triangle on there jackets especially. It was a horrible time in history,this one needs to be seen first then the one in Washington gives you more of the artifact on display.

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Tarrytown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The museum is set out in what looks like and old warehouse and you are guided through scenes by following a railway line. There is a free guidebook which tells the story to each scene and the breaks and layout prevent a difficult topic become morbidly depressing and for me this increased the impact. There is also ample free parking... More 

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Additional Information about Virginia Holocaust Museum

Address: 2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: +1 804-257-5400
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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