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Virginia War Memorial

Address: 621 South Belvidere St, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 786-2060
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Ranked #11 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Always a place to take anyone from out of town. A very moving experience reading the names of the fallen. There is also a fabulous view of the Richmond downtown skyline.

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wasn't aware of the expanded exhibits at the VA War Memorial. It's an excellent historical recounting of VA's participation in US conflicts and rivals DC for free public venues. It's worth at least a hour's visit.

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Texas, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very well done. A very nice place to pay tribute to veterans and learn and see military items throughout history

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Anita, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It was WAY more than a listing of Virginians who served in WW2, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. It had beautiful displays following the time line of not only wars, but all important American important dates -- wars, movies, historical events, etc -- down to the invention of Juicy Fruit gum ;-) The docent told us about the videos... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As a non-American tourist, I was greatly impressed by this place. The memorial is profound and beautifully designed. Inside the memorial centre is an exhibition about the different wars the US was involved in, with more specific information on how this affected Virginia. The displays are written from a patriottic perspective, and this greatly helped me in getting a better... More 

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virginia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
63 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a wonderful place to pause and reflect on the sacrifices Virginians have made in service to the United States. Virginia played prominently in the Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. There are many battlesites and memorials commemorating those events all over Virginia.This memorial is dedicated to the memory of those Virginians who died in World War... More 

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Pittsburgh
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great new addition to Richmond honoring VA veterans. The views of Richmond are beautiful. Worth a walk up the steep hill from the National Civil War Museum on the James.

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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

This memorial is a must see, the memorial itself is beautiful. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. The museum has so much history to offer. The pictures of the current service members we've lost was heartbreaking, as some were coworkers. This is a must see

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Tons of histoy here and in the nearby area, The Confederate White House and Tredagar Iron works where weapons were produced for the civil war

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Toowoomba, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I found all I saw here to be extremely good and would be good for education for all young Americans and would recommend to all travelers site to visit Richmond alone has so many Historical I would indeed give Richmond and surrounding area 10 out of 10

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