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Virginia Holocaust Museum

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Address: 2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: +1 804-257-5400
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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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Hauntingly Interesting and Informative

I was fortunate enough to take a class here and the museum is very well done. It has a great shop with excellent resources and everyone should plan on a visit. Then walk along the... read more

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

I was fortunate enough to take a class here and the museum is very well done. It has a great shop with excellent resources and everyone should plan on a visit. Then walk along the water to regroup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a free museum but donations are appreciated. For a small museum there is so much to see. A well designed and thought provoking exhibit. Well worth the trip.

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

I went to e hibit knowing it would be sad to see so much tragedy memorialized. I was surprised, though, to hear the strength in the survivors voices. This museum keeps the tragedy RELEVANT.

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Thank DrewAdare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with my husband. Free admission but they have a donation box. I think its a little intercative which made it worth my time. Cant wait to go back again and show other people.

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Thank Mabel P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Prepare yourselves for an eye opening & humbling experience. We were leaving that afternoon so we couldn't really take the time to look at every little thing, but we were there to appreciate everything about this place. Its sad to think back at that dark time and to see what everyone went through.

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Thank San M
Waycross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum will make you take a deeper look at humanity. It made my kids really think about how good they have it. Be prepared to shed a tear or two as you read the stories within these walls.

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Thank Mom0306
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never knew so much about the dark history before world war II. I enjoyed the museum. So much to know and feel about humanity.

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Thank Mehbuba R
Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is everything that everyone said it was and then some. The videos from survivors are mesmerizing and all the photos do everything to help us understand the gravity of this travesty. Just one tiny little negative - many of the photos are positioned very high on the walls, especially in one room, they are about 8-9 feet up... More 

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here with my daughter and her husband. I don't believe words can describe the different feelings that you go through while you are here. The admission is free, just a donation if you care to. You start with a movie with survivors telling their personal stories. Not a lot of tears but a calm, matter-of-fact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family (mom, dad and husband) visited here on a Wednesday afternoon. It wasn't busy which was nice. We were able to take our time going through the exhibits. Admission is free but you should make a donation. The museum and exhibits were exceptionally well done. The tour starts with a video to give you some history through survivors' accounts.... More 

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