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The Valentine

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Slice of social history of Richmond

This museum including tour of the Wickham House offer a terrific look at the social history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Moe S
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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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When money was king

The Valentine House was built when money was king, it is a marvellous example of classical revival... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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For more than a century, the Valentine has celebrated one of America's most historic cities with exhibitions, educational programs,city tours, extensive collections and archives, and the restoration of the 1812 Wickham House. Enjoy lunch in the...more
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1015 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1527
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum including tour of the Wickham House offer a terrific look at the social history of Richmond. The home is beautifully restored and true to the original, and has interesting architectural features. Our guide, Mackenzie was informative and knowledgeable. Of particular note, is the...More

Thank Moe S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Valentine House was built when money was king, it is a marvellous example of classical revival architecture. It was built by John Wickham in 1812, and was transferred to Mann S Valentine II, who owned it from 1882 to 1892, when parts of it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited while in town for a wedding. Our tour guide Jennifer was outstanding. Lots of interesting history and great exhibits. Lots to see for the money. Great value for what you experience. The Director, curators and tour guides have done a great job on this...More

Thank Gaye K
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We had a fabulous tour of the Valentine Mansion thanks to our knowledgeable and fun tour guide. We recommend this tour.

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We were on a genealogy trail and somebody mention this museum. However it’s more an individuals collection with artefacts from the past rather than a historical museum. It’s set two old buildings with some displays more interesting than others but I left disappointed.

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

this is a great museum I visited in June 2018 it is located on Clary street but look closely as the entrance is small and you may miss it the admission fee is $10 is well worth it and includes both the Valentine Museum and...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Visited as part of a tour group but the overall impression was that the museum lacked any real "punch" in terms of it's exhibits. Maybe I'm over critical & that the Valentine offers a lot more to Richmond than I saw but the from a...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Fantastic tour! Very educational and I especially liked meeting the folks at the Triangle Theater, the Dancing Man building, and Blue Bee Cider. Doug Camp was so knowledgeable about Scott's Addition and really made the neighborhood come alive. I wish the tour could have lasted...More

Thank timothyakuhn
Reviewed May 19, 2018

On May 18, two friends and I visited The Valentine and were fascinated to find not just a museum focused on Richmond history but an excellently restored large house which once housed an important Richmond family consisting of two parents with 19 children! In addition...More

Thank bjkirks
Reviewed May 16, 2018

What a lovely place to spend an hour or two on a rainy afternoon! We loved the space and the creative way the history of Richmond was displayed. The additional complimentary tour of the Wickham-Valentine home accessed through the "secret" door was a treat. Our...More

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Admission is $10 per person and $8 for Seniors and Students Military and Children are FREE. We also have various discounts available such as AAA, etc.
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