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Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
+1 804-257-5400
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Ranked #9 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Midlothian, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The museum does a wonderful job of educating and impressing each visitor with details, artifacts, pictures and video about the Holocaust. Despite the horrific subject matter, there is a sense of peace in the museum, a hope for future generations and a definite remembering of small victories in desperate times. I loved touring it with my daughter's 5th grade class.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I did not even know there was a Holocaust Museum in Richmond. I have visited Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the Holocaust Museum in New York and the one here in Washington, DC, so I have a certain experience with other like museums. I found Richmond's to be very interesting, informative and provided another way of conveying the horror that was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Visited in June, my son had just finished studying the Holocaust at school. Very well put together museum. Free parking on the street or across the road in the museum car park: should have done that because the street parking was only 2 hours and we needed at least another half hour or so. Really haunting, definitely a must see... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This museum is possibly even better than the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. The staff was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Of course, you expect something like this to be somber and serious, but be prepared. You will leave knowing more about this horrid event than you did when you entered. There is a film of Virginia survivors of the Holocaust which... More

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Richmond, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Really well put together museuem. Bring tissue paper though b/c it is hard to walk through and read some of the horrifying things and see the pictures. It is part of our history everyone should know about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very sombering and illuminating experience. The video loop at the beginning highlights the devastating impact of the 3rd Reich. The staff was well informed and answered questions thoughtfully and informatively. Well put together. Not quite as intricate as the DC museum but I still consider it a must see.

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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We came to the city for the Edgar Allan Poe Museum across the street and glad to found time to venture over, We have visited the DC museum and this one is definitely on par. Much memoriabilia from survivors with their firsthand accounts. Representative of the horrors inflicted with an excellent historical perspective. Very large exhibit halls, we under-estimated the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We came to visit on a rainy day and were instructed to watch the video first that was a loop. This was good as it provided us with first hand testimonies from Jewish survivors. It is a good museum to take children I had my 12 year old and my father-in-law with me. It shows the horror and the history,... More

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212 reviews 212 reviews
35 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I feel awful giving this a poor review, given the subject matter, but this really is a poor museum. To start with they are clearly undergoing some renovation which means there are work men drilling and hammering throughout your visit- not exactly the environment you would want. But the exhibits themselves are really poor. The "papier mache" like mannequins are... More

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160 reviews 160 reviews
10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The museum is very well done. You can take a self guided audio tour, or just read the information displayed throughout the museum. Much of the audio and video in the museum tell the story of concentration camp survivors from the Richmond area. If you are in the area, this museum is well worth a visit.

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