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Virginia War Memorial

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Address: 621 South Belvidere St, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 786-2060
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The exhibits are outstanding and informative!!! The staff/volunteers were very knowledgeable and patiently answered every question my 8 year old nephew asked!!! I've lived in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Suffolk
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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The exhibits are outstanding and informative!!! The staff/volunteers were very knowledgeable and patiently answered every question my 8 year old nephew asked!!! I've lived in this area for many years and can't believe what a gem I had right under my nose!!!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A multi-war memorial, not just to the Confederacy but to all uniformed Virginians who have given their lives up to the latest victims of war

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very well done memorial, to the armed forces. It is not a monument to war but rather a good explanation of several different war events, WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict, Viet Nam and the Desert Storm, complete with movie that was very well done.

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For some, this edifice of remembrance might have a special meaning, and should not be readily discounted in that event. Otherwise it is not a destination to be recommended, as one would Arlington. On the "plus side", there are great river views from there. Go down to Tredegar instead.

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Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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259 reviews 259 reviews
63 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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