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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
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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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My children actually took me here for the first time about 12 years ago (my daughter was 16 and my son was 10). They had went with a friend and continued to visit on there own in... read more

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My children actually took me here for the first time about 12 years ago (my daughter was 16 and my son was 10). They had went with a friend and continued to visit on there own in the summer while I was working. I couldn't believe that they actually enjoyed it so much that they wanted to share it with... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience of history. Very disturbing but needed. Should be done with adults accompanying teenagers.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a 15 year old, I traveled to Germany and saw Dachau with my family. It was a sobering experience, especially at that age. While this is a good museum, it lacks the personal touches that once existed when Jay Ipson was still there. I miss those touches, as it makes you feel as if you're living the experience rather... More 

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn't quite what we were expecting but we still enjoyed it. As we walked through, we learned a few things we never knew. Although it is a bit depressing, I do recommend making a quick stop to learn some history.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 August 23, 2016

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 August 23, 2016

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 August 21, 2016

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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