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Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
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Ranked #7 of 96 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Established by a Holocaust survivor to combat intolerance, honor victims of the Holocaust and educate young people on this tragic event in world... more »
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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

this museum is free. has ample free parking right in front of the front door. it is a pretty dreary subject, and the horror is driven in by the matter of fact descriptions from Richmond residents who were interred in the camps. definitely get the ear phone guided tour

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very informative exposition of the historic documents, recreation of the historical events . Very moving personal accounts. I found it not less impressive than more well known museums.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Details the well known facets of Nazi Germany's atrocities. Some of the exhibits focus on survivors who came to Richmond after the war.

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This museum brings the reality of the holocaust to the current age. The museum started as the experience of one family and has since expanded to grasp the scope of the horror.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Entry is free but donations are welcome. Parking is free. The history of the Holocaust was well presented. I rented headphones to get the narrated tour. This was a good call. An older gentleman (Holocaust survivor) narrates as you walk through the museum. There's even a point when you crawl through the museum (there's an accessible alternative if crawling isn't... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was actually the best Holocaust Museum we have visited--more personal and experiential than many of the other museums that tell this horrific story. The personal accounts of local survivors is a meaningful way to present this subject. A small yet very memorable experience in this museum was crawling through the simulated dark tunnel just as families had to while... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

For a small museum, very well done; very educational. We liked how the events of the holocaust were sequential, and told both the story of war, and of individuals affected by it.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Very happy to have visit and meeting Mr. Jay Ipson, what an incredible human being. Want to go again

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Prince George, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband and I learned a lot during our visit here. Before our tour, there was a short movie interviewing people who lived through the Holocaust. We then did the self-guided tour using the booklet that they gave us at the front desk and went around at our own pace, which took us about an hour and a half. We... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It is a simple place, don't expect anything extravagant or very big but what it lacks on size it makes up in history. They even have an small recreation of what it took for the Jews to scape the ghettos and you can crawl trough it and experience, in a very symbolic way, what it must to have been like... More

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