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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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a fine museum

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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141 reviews 141 reviews
38 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very close to I-95, visible northbound, makes it easy for travelers to stop in (as opposed to a rest stop!) - sorry I didn't know of this great travel stop earlier! Yes, it is free with donations being accepted. We were not offered headphones, nor a guided tour (yet many young people slumped in chairs behind the counter). Was given... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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