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Virginia War Memorial

621 South Belvidere St, Richmond, VA 23219
804 786-2060
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Ranked #12 of 83 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Anita, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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254 reviews 254 reviews
64 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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Martinsville, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This memorial sets on a hill with the city as it's background. Seeing the names from each county/city in Virginia that gave their life for my freedom was really amazing. Also, inside the memorial there are great pieces of history regarding all of the wars. Also see the picture of every person from Virginia that has died in Afghanistan &... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is another of my favorite places in Richmond. The glass and stones have names of Virginia's fallen veterans etched in them, along with the county/city they were from. There is a statue, "Memory," at the south end of the memorial. She shows both the great sorrow and pride for our fallen soldiers. She stands by a reflecting pool and... More 

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Richmond
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a wonderful exhibit in Richmond...everyone should check it out. A little known place but it packs a lot of information. You should go there with the intent of taking a slow stroll through it all and definitely watch the movie.

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