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Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
+1 804-257-5400
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
+1 804-257-5400
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Reviewed yesterday

It was pure holocaust history re-enacted in the exhibits. Media information is excellent. Excellent Guided tour. Perfect for a Weekend learning experience.

Thank Isa T
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum was very well done, it was very informative and educational about a very dark time in the World's history

Thank wdseay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting to hear the stories of Richmond, VA Holocaust survivors as well as see the items on display in this museum. The museum is still under construction in some spaces as they are expanding their exhibit areas but we really enjoyed the displays...More

Thank kmorey303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my humble opinion this is for middle school age children and up, and then with due caution to their level of maturity. The museum has done a wonderful job to provide continued education on this subject.

Thank W0nderfulLife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is laid out like an experience of a Jew going to and through concentration camp. It walks you through a timeline of events. My favorite room had to be one of the last ones where it features a courtroom and how all the...More

Thank sierrasmith0308
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This Museum is near downtown Richmond on Cary street. Our church group went on a Saturday which is open from 11:00 to 3:00 and is not as crowded. We had a personal tour guide and he was very thorough about the history of the holocaust....More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

We saw the one in D.C. & loved it, so figured we should check this one out. So glad we did! The museum is Free!! What a horrific event the Holocaust was & this museum gives you a great perspective first hand through scenes &...More

Thank Jpsgirl
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I have frequented the most famous Holocaust museums around the world, and I was very impressed by this one. Very well presented, very comprehensive and very moving. There was a special emphasis on personal narratives--perhaps because this museum was founded by survivors. This is a...More

Thank Elise S
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I've been to the Dachau camp, and I've been to the Virginia Holocaust Museum. I don't have any direct connection to the Holocaust - no family, or friends, but I am connected, as we all are, through our humanity. I feel like everyone should make...More

Thank blacksteps2017
Reviewed July 6, 2017

We went on a Monday. I loved the fact that it was not crowded and you could actually take your time to read everything without pushing and shoving. Admission is free and very helpful host are sitting at the reception desk when you walk in....More

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Jack L
March 23, 2017|
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Response from the5allens | Reviewed this property |
the parking lot in front of the museum is in fact across Cary street. I think these references are all to one and the same. in fact, there is a lot right along cary, and an overflow lot below the floodwall along canal... More
Vincent L
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Stucolco | Reviewed this property |
Since there is no admission charge, all voluntary contributions, no matter how small, will go towards maintaining this excellent museum which is very different from any other Holocaust museum that you may encounter. I did... More
December 24, 2015|
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Response from Luv2Go2AnyPlace | Reviewed this property |
I had avoided going because I had the same worries, but planned it as an activity early in the day, with a canal boat tour after. I also told myself that I could leave should the experience become too intense. Even though... More