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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...more
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Learn from history. Today more important than some people think. The Virginia Holocaust Museum is one of the places to learn important lessons. I would recommend it to visitors as well as high school students.
Took my younger sisters here, that are learning about the Holocaust in class. It was in a nice secluded area, and the layout of the museum was nice. The exhibits were powerful as my sister were looking over their notes and seeing the examples they...More
The first time I went to the Holocaust Museum, I was 12. It was an 8th grade field trip. I remember, most vividly, us crawling through tunnels that were 3 feet high, to get a feel for the living spaces that some families endured. Moving...More
This museum was so very well done. I got there early and they have a dedicated parking lot with ample number of spots. They opened right on time and the three young people at the desk were helpful. I opted to skip the film at...More
This is a very informative museum. My husband and spent several hours here; it is larger than it looks. Best of all, there is no charge! Instead of depicting the overall history of the Holocaust, it features stories and certain events that happened at various...More
You traverse the tragedies of the Holocaust - before, during and after, by walking through exhibits that enable you to feel as if you are actually seeing it in person. Very moving and well curated. Not for the very young.
My husband and i visited here while in Richmond. We are both interested in WW2 and know quite a bit of history, and despite that, we learned much more. The displays were unique and thought provoking. We took our time and wanted to read everything,...More
My family and I ended up stopping here when in Richmond for a wedding and looking for something to do on a cold afternoon. I don't think that I expected too much, but the exhibits were well done and did a good job of bringing...More
This Holocaust museum is well-done. I've taken children on field trips there. You could stay for hours or do it in about 1.5 hours. It follows the path of the Holocaust by following real Jews who ended up in Richmond. It is so profoundly challenging...More
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
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 not expect this in Richmond.
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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
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 it was extremely sobering and such a sad commentary on the depravity dealt and undergone, I was not brought to tears - I think because I, as most people, knew the gruesome general history. I had no difficulty in completing the tour, and felt enlightened and closer to the victimized at the end - they had so much to endure at every turn. I was mesmerized by being able to see actual clothes and belongings of people living through that terrible time.