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Virginia Holocaust Museum

Address: 2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: +1 804-257-5400
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Ranked #9 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Founded to educate the community about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Virginia Holocaust...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were wedged in between school groups-I guess we should have gone on a weekend. All the school groups had a tour guide to talk to them about each room, we only had our book to read on each exhibit. We really could not wander at our own pace with a group in front and behind us, nor could we... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I visited the Virginia Holocaust Museum as a first date with a fellow I'd met online. When we arrived, we were shown to a room where we watched an introductory video about the Holocaust that featured Richmond area Holocaust survivors. Following the short, 15-minute film, we were given guide books, and we began our self-guided tour. What I liked best... More 

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Rome, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were looking for something new and different to do with our kids on our last trip to Virginia and stumbled upon this museum. They ask for a donation instead of an entrance fee-please make a donation-it is a great museum and a worthwhile investment. The museum starts with an introduction movie and then you walk through the museum. It... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Just for planning purposes, this museum is a block away from the Edgar Allan Poe museum, so it's easy to combine visits, and the Holocaust museum had a much larger parking lot. The museum was decent - I think it was geared more toward young adults new to learning about the subject. The gift shop had a good selection of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The VHM was amazingly well done with great displays and interactive exhibits. The interviews brought realism to a dark part of human history, they provided much more info than compared to other sources, and were sensitive to other religions.

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Virginia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
48 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Being from the region, I had some time and wanted to visit the VHM. I have a lot of interest in WW2 and thought this would expand my knowledge. Place is pretty easy to get to, free parking is across the street. It's nice there is no entrance fee, but they ask for donations, which I planned on doing. The... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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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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