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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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Amazing visit.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Shannon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Holocaust Museum was an eye opener. We had a very knowledgeable/passionate tour guide. Before this, I didn’t know very much about the holocaust, but sure learned allot. Quite the education. So very sad. You'll need hours for this museum to take it all in and to view the videos. Many people have put so much time and effort into... More 

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Thank Patricia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very very well done, thought out and put together. When you first arrive you are given a sticker and sent off to watch a video. Then they send you on your way with a book that's serves you like a map and explains things you would see in different areas. You will walk a lot and you will have... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little museum in the heart of Richmond....the museum is very well done and portrays this disturbing aspect of history. I was impressed that the museum carried the visitor past the liberation and into the displaced persons camps and even to the nuremburg trials. Well done Richmond.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is so well done and unique in its presentation of Holocaust information. The photos and displays are haunting and so disturbing. But, it is essential that we learn from the past mistakes of the world. The information is not heavy handed at all. You are left to draw your own conclusions. Many school groups go to the museum... More 

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Thank Micky O
Asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about an hour and a half going through the museum. We left properly disturbed. The experience made you think about a lot of things as you walked through it. We thought it was wonderfully done. I believe everyone needs to see this exhibit if in the Richmond area.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was quite an eye opening experience. I couldn't even look at some of the displays. I am of the opinion that if you have an opportunity to visit then you should. The tragedy that was endured was heartbreaking. I left feeling so much sadness and had such a heavy heart. Afterwards we went to lunch at a waterfront restaurant... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC several times and earlier this year Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, my wife and I decided to stop at the Virginia Holocaust Museum on our way back home from northern Virginia and to be honest, I did it expect much. How wrong I was! It is very different from the others and... More 

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