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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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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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We were terribly impressed by the extraordinary coverage of the Holocaust by this museum. The recreation of an old beautiful synagogue was a highlight as was the Nuremberg trial... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This concept is a worthy one. The space is large and accommodating. Its location in Richmond is excellent. However, the museum needs an update and an overhaul. I don't know what their budget is, but it should be twice as much to make this a memorial worthy of this tragic period in history. There is a lot of excellent information,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were terribly impressed by the extraordinary coverage of the Holocaust by this museum. The recreation of an old beautiful synagogue was a highlight as was the Nuremberg trial exhibit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A great museum for those interested in history of that era. Lots of exhibits and artifacts. Allow yourself plenty of time to really experience and see everything. We spent two hours in here and still didn't fully experience everything. It might be considered a bit much for younger kids to deal with by some, but great educational value.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was a very interesting tour... I am very happy we came to visit. It give us a sincere appreciation for what we have today.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I really wanted to go here and I was not disappointed in the least. A must see for all. A little intense for my 13 year old son though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were impressed by this museum; it has excellent exhibits and explanations, and it is well worth a several hour visit.

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Bristow, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've been here a couple of times and I have not been disappointed. During my first visit, my docent was an actual Holocaust survivor so it was amazing..... I then came back and didn't realize that you needed an appointment to have a guided tour (first time I was with a small group of educators), so I used the headset... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The founders tell their stories, there is a lot to see and absorb. Amazing to find a gem like this outside of a major city. Genocide is a big topic - not just he Holocaust.

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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been studying this subject for a long time and there are still things I haven't learned. This is a free attraction but they deserve the donations. I love what they are doing and I hope many other get to see what they offer.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The museum is a great way to spend 1 - 3 hours if you are visiting Richmond. Parking is not a problem. However, the museum is definitely a more simplistic, photograph based museum. Overall, it's a nice complimentary source of enlightening information that I do recommend seeing.

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