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Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
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Ranked #8 of 99 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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Petersburg, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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
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
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
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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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Definitely modeled on the DC version. Tour is an old tobacco warehouse (pretty atmospheric in itself) and is self-guided. Good basic information but not much in the way of original historical exhibits (vs. the DC version), and not quite as personable as the DC version. Still . . . kudos to VA for hosting this venue and topic.

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I lived next door to this place for a year & didn't visit until I was stuck in a heavy rain storm on their front door. & I'm so glad I did. It is a free museum that offers life size exhibits to see what these individuals went through. I would suggest at least an hour to be able to... More

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Long Island, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The VA Holocaust Museum is designed so that its visitors are walking through full room exhibits that demonstrate the different stages of the Holocaust. With pictures, objects, and building replicas, the museum was very informative and we learned some new facts. I would recommend doing the audio tour to get the full experience.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
73 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum, with its impactful first-hand accounts by survivors and vivid represenations of the horrors of the Holcaust is a profoundly dramatic and moving experience. While it documents and memorializes the tragedies that took place and the lives lost it, furthermore, strives to promote tolerance and understanding and the importance of taking action against hatred and prejudice. We left emotionally... More

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It was awesome and very convenient. We couldn't find the time on our trip to go to Washington DC so we decided to try the Holocaust museum in Richmond! We were very impressed!

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