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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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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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Informative and moving

This particular historic tragedy has always captured me, so upon a visit to Richmond, my boyfriend (my personal history buff), best friend and I decided this would make a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This particular historic tragedy has always captured me, so upon a visit to Richmond, my boyfriend (my personal history buff), best friend and I decided this would make a great Saturday afternoon even better. Any documentary i see on the subject captures me, so i was immediately ensnared by the personal accounts of local survivors. The welcoming staff was very... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went by here on a rainy day with my girls not sure what to expect. My oldest daughter had studied abroad in Germany for 3 years and had visited a lot of the museums there and had nothing but good things to say about this place. There is so much history to study here and all the tragic things that... More 

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Thank Mark L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the type of place you want to visit when you have time. You could just walk through and feel like it was well worth your time. If you have the desire to know more, read what is posted. Your time will NOT be wasted in this free museum.

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Thank Leslie A
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I finally went to the museum I have lived less than 20 minutes from for nearly my entire life, and I was completely changed. Not only does this have what you would expect to see (i.e. the history of events and typical exhibition materials), but this location itself is RICH in local stories and full of personality. There are items,... More 

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Thank Jaclyn S
Bethesda, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum is well endowed and has done a terrific job in presenting the story of the holocaust and its impact. It was very sobering and very well presented. It was part of an overnight trip we made with friends to Richmond, and was well worth the two hours we spent in the museum.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Holocaust Museum on a Friday. It was cold, overcast, and there was a threat of rain. The perfect time to visit a museum. The museum is in a two-story converted warehouse next to a multi-story apartment building. There is no admission fee but donations are encouraged. The two ladies at the welcome desk were very friendly. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a great museum. My in-laws believe this is better than the holocaust museum in D.C.. Each room is well laid out. It appears the second floor exhibit is new. There is so much to see and learn and gave us a new appreciation of events.

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Thank Victor T
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Well laid out. The tour travels through the timeline. The stories starts with the rise of Nazism and the continue past the war and into the difficulties of resettlement. Take time to read the stories. They really complete the experience. The children's section was particularly moving.

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Thank Guidow64
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic museum and for me is better than the national holocaust museum. The exhibits are jarring and really help you understand to full depravity and inhumanity of the nazi regime. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone visiting Richmond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Have been to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC and was impressed and this was just as good if not better. Loved each room and all of the exhibits. I wish I lived closer to bring my class.

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