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Virginia Holocaust Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Learn from history

Learn from history. Today more important than some people think. The Virginia Holocaust Museum is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
A History Lesson

Took my younger sisters here, that are learning about the Holocaust in class. It was in a nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ruther Glen, Virginia
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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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2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
+1 804-257-5400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Leslie F
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed January 6, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicole R
Reviewed December 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank F3150SNchrish
Reviewed November 19, 2018

It was interesting to see the displays and read about the horrors they faced. We learned information we had not previously known about.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roger P
Reviewed November 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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March 23, 2017|
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Response from Peterharris32 | Reviewed this property |
I parked on one of the nearby streets
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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
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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