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Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
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Ranked #12 of 102 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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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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UK
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204 reviews 204 reviews
34 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
10 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The way this museum is laid out is the perfect environment for learning. Multiple scenes from the holocaust are set up for you to actually walk through. You can't go through this museum without feeling some type of emotion for what they went through. This museum is a must.

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Danville, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I took my teenage daughter. They taught her the human lessons of the Shoah in a way that no history book could match. Thank you.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Having toured Auschwitz, Dachau, and one in Bavaria the name escapes me and the DC holocaust museum, you really need to give this a try. The detail and effort put into this operation is superb. They hit this from so many angles you really need to give yourself time to go through it all. They have authentic exhibits and even... More

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Mission, Tx
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My visit to the Holocaust Museum was so much more than I expected. The reality and emotional experience was unbelievable and I learned more than I ever did in a book. I got there an hour before closing, but wish I'd gotten there sooner. One hour is only enough time to do a quick tour and this place deserves much... More

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Scottville Nc
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is something my kids wanted to do and it was awesome!! I think this is more than any kid would get in history class all year.. if every teacher would present this as a trip for education to the school boards to get funded I think that kids would appreciate their life better and humanity in it's self. I... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A memorable, historic museum that is so realistic. A historic experience I will never forget. Brought family visiting a few extra times. Educational experience for my daughter when she was 13. Arranged a field trip to take employees who worked for me. I strongly recommend this. Good time to visit is in May in memory of Holocaust Remembrance Days.

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The Villages, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A very interesting and provocative exhibit. It is well worth the time it takes to see it and it offers insight into a time we wish never happened.

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