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Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
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Ranked #7 of 97 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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English first
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246 reviews 246 reviews
81 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is a small museum but it gets a lot done in the space it has.I learned about important Jews in the Richmond area and saw some great local art.

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beaufort, nc
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This was not just a museum but an experience. The way the exibits are laid out it truly takes you through the life of a survivor. Highly recommend but make sure you have a couple of hours to dedicate to truly see the whole exibit. We were truely suprised that this is a free museum.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is a relatively small holocaust museum located in Richmond, in what looks like a converted warehouse down by the James River. I haven't been to any other museum of this type, so I can't compare them. It was enough for me, though. At the entrance, there is a railroad platform and a boxcar parked alongside, reminiscent of those that... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This museum had free admission and parking. When we first got there, we watched a 12 minute video of some of eye-witness accounts from some of the survivors of the holocaust. The museum was surprisingly large and had several exhibits of the holocaust such as: the barracks of the concentration camps, representation of the gas chambers, full size models of... More

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Bad Axe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I thought this museum was amazing. I loved the CD-recorded, self guided tour and how the exhibits made it seem like you were there. I was impressed with every room and the information displayed and the information on the CD. As I went through the first few rooms my anticipation grew as I went from successive room to room and... More

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Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I have been to the DC Holocaust Museum more than once and this one is right up there as far as quality, plus it's free. You will not be disappointed.

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Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

I have lived in Virginia all my life and was unaware that some Holocaust survivors had settled in Richmond after the war. When I decided to spend some time in Richmond, this was one of the places I wanted to see. As you walk through the museum, you basically follow in the footsteps of those who lived through the horrors... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This museum is not your typical and is very interactive. I think it's especially good for children with the interaction they have creaed. While it's a small museum, they've made the most of it and I highly recommend visiting this museum.

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

this museum is dedicated to one family's journey through the holocaust and millions of others. Very well laid out and very interactive.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Virginia Holocaust Museum is absolutely worth visiting! Although it might be smaller than the one in Washington D.C., it is well made and you get to see a lot of different individual stories. Furthermore you not only learn about the victims, but also about the perpetrators. I would definitely recommend booking a tour with a guide (as I did... More

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