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Virginia Museum of History & Culture

428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
+1 804-358-4901
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So much to learn

This museum is the best I have been to. There is videos to watch, re-enactments, and audio files... read more

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justyo2017
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West Fargo, North Dakota
Fun and interesting

Everyone should check out this gem in Richmond, VA. Whether you are a history buff or not, its not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Water View, Virginia
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A history museum and research library, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture has been connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia for more than 180 years. Visit today to view our award winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. We are the only museum with all of Virginia's history under one roof — all centuries, all regions, and all topics are covered. Although designated the Official State Historical Society, we are a privately funded non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its operations. The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is located at 428 N Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220 in Richmond's Museum District. Galleries and museum shop open every day: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Library open Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is the best I have been to. There is videos to watch, re-enactments, and audio files to listen to as you look at artifacts of history. It is truly mind blowing the amount of info you will find here about the establishment of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everyone should check out this gem in Richmond, VA. Whether you are a history buff or not, its not an expensive field trip. A trip to this museum will open you mind to historical curiosity.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum which is quite informative and well spread in two floors. It very well covers the history of Virginia through good displays and visuals. There are a number of video shows to give a feel of how Virginia imerged...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps, I am spoiled. I am a history buff and have been to the NC, IN and MN state history museums. They were all great and all blew away the VA state history museum. We were in and out in under an hour. The exhibits...More

Thank Jeremy B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many museums in Richmond that I didn't know what to expect. This museum is right next to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. There is something for everybody and there are many interactive exhibits. I didn't have time for everything and plan...More

Thank Barbara O
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't expect to enjoy this, not being from Virginia, but it was wonderful! I could spend a lot more time there. The new art exhibit was great.

Thank Lori N
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Jennifer N, Manager at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yay! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum! We hope you will be able to visit us again and explore more of our changing exhibitions!

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

The WWI exhibit was very interesting and educational and well worth spending a couple of hours. It gave insights into the legal mindset during that era and some of the laws passed that are still impacting our country today. The roll played by Virginia during...More

Thank Mike S
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Jennifer N, Manager at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the museum! We agree — there are so many fun and educational exhibitions to see during a visit! We hope you will be able to visit again and explore the museum and library — there is something new to see everytime!

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

I went to the museum this past weekend to have something to do on a rainy day. As a native Richmonder, I'm ashamed to say this was my first visit. I've always wondered what was in this building whenever I go to the art museum...More

Thank LindseyANDBrian
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Jennifer N, Manager at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love knowing when local Richmonders visit the museum! We are glad that you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit! Our Story of Virginia exhibition has so many wonderful collection pieces on display — your granddaughter might even be learning about some of them in...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

I love this place. This was my second visit, and, apparently, they have recently changed the name from the Virginia Historical Society. Parking is free and the museum is free. Of course, exhibitions cost extra. I saw the WWI exhibit this time ($10); it was...More

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Jennifer N, Manager at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback:) We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon (and come back a million times!).

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

This library/museum offers a lot of information not only on Virginia history, but early U.S. history. Some of the displays were very interesting, especially the toy display from the 50, 60 and 70s

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Jennifer N, Owner at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you for visiting the museum and library! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will be able to visit us again soon!

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