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Virginia Holocaust Museum

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Address: 2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
Phone Number: +1 804-257-5400
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Founded to educate the community about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the...

Founded to educate the community about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Virginia Holocaust Museum strives to memorialize and document the atrocities of World War II. Through exhibits, programming, and outreach, the Museum uses the history of genocide to teach the dangers of prejudice and indifference.

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I did know the history of holocaust but this museum come so in details and take you closer and closer. Amazing museum, it take as more then 2 hours and we could not finish it all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did know the history of holocaust but this museum come so in details and take you closer and closer. Amazing museum, it take as more then 2 hours and we could not finish it all. The guide also are very professional.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We live in a world where there is often a lack of respect for life, and although it seems to get better in some regards we tend to forget our past and repeat our mistakes. Museums like the Virginia Holocaust Museum are necessary to remind people of just how good their lives are and how so many people were never... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been to Dachau and Bergen Belsen memorial sights, I thought I knew the Holocaust story. How wrong I was. I left here not only better informed, but more saddened by man's inhumanity to man. The museum has pitched the story in a chronological journey, with a defined route to follow. There are some renovations ongoing, which detracts from the... More 

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Shannon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group was given a guided tour. Our guide was a child survivor. His insight, stories, and photos were chilling. The admission is free, with donations accepted. Well done. Our visit lasted 2 hours and we did not see it all.

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Hampton, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Expect to stay about 1 - 2 hours. Very informative. I learned many things regarding the holocaust and treatment of the Jewish people in general that are just not mentioned in the history books are even on the history channels, etc... Definitely worth a trip.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So while this isn't the Holocaust museum in DC, it is still worthwhile trip. It's poignant & if it doesn't evoke some sense of disgust, sadness & emptiness then well.... The best part of it is the courtroom scene in which it mimics the actual court proceedings & has a recording playing of the proceedings. Just stand back & listen... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Holocaust Museum was an eye opener. We had a very knowledgeable/passionate tour guide. Before this, I didn’t know very much about the holocaust, but sure learned allot. Quite the education. So very sad. You'll need hours for this museum to take it all in and to view the videos. Many people have put so much time and effort into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very very well done, thought out and put together. When you first arrive you are given a sticker and sent off to watch a video. Then they send you on your way with a book that's serves you like a map and explains things you would see in different areas. You will walk a lot and you will have... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice little museum in the heart of Richmond....the museum is very well done and portrays this disturbing aspect of history. I was impressed that the museum carried the visitor past the liberation and into the displaced persons camps and even to the nuremburg trials. Well done Richmond.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is so well done and unique in its presentation of Holocaust information. The photos and displays are haunting and so disturbing. But, it is essential that we learn from the past mistakes of the world. The information is not heavy handed at all. You are left to draw your own conclusions. Many school groups go to the museum... More 

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