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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 #7 of 81 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited a Holocaust Museum in Germany so I was curious to see what the museum in Virginia was all about. I was surprised and very pleased to learn things I did not learn while I lived in Germany. It was also nice to see how many survivors lived in Richmond. It is a self tour museum; they gave me... More

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Madison, NC
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lots of history in a little space. Very sobering to read and hear about all the trials and tribulations.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I have visited the holocaust museum in DC so wasn't sure what to expect with this one. All I can say is make sure you visit this one. From the building it's located in to the history and displays. It is truly remarkable. We will be back when in Richmond.

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Richmond, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Enjoyed my time here-could have spent a half a day easy. So much to see. A little confusing in some places to navigate through, but still very enjoyable. It is a very impressive museum for being in Richmond.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I heard about the story but been there was another thing. I could put myself back in that moment and feel that pain and horrible time in history, but I was so good!.. I could see with my own eyes how hard it was for the jews and other people in the holocaust. MUST SEE!! MUCH TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you are anywhere near this museum I strongly suggest you take the time and go inside. It is one of the most amazing establishments I have been too and offers visitors and amazing message. Through replicas, pictures, and even full size models people can see the horrors of the Holocaust in a way history books cannot offer. It is... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We did not expect to see the large size of the exhibits housed in this old building. Reading the descriptions and viewing the photographs of local survivors was especially memorable. We were there for 3 hours.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
25 helpful votes 25 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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