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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 #10 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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Richmond, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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208 reviews 208 reviews
34 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
10 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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