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“Spent the better part of a day”

Virginia Historical Society
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For more than 180 years, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has been connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. The VHS-a history museum and research library-features award winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. The Society is the only museum with all of Virginia's history under one roof-all centuries, all regions, and all topics are covered. Although designated the Official State Historical Society, the VHS is a privately funded non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its operations. The VHS is located at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond's Museum District. Admission is free. Galleries and museum shop open every day: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Library open Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed May 16, 2014

We live near Richmond and visit the museum at least 3 times a year. The permanent collection is a great view of the State History. You can easily spend the better part of a day. Check their website for special exhibits which are always fantastic.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

this place had a very good Virginia history museum that is now closed temporarily for renovations (spring 2014). there is a library attached that remains open that is a great resource for people working on Virginia family history.

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Very excellent presentation of history in Virginia. Very informative. Lots of Civil War information. And their gift show is really good.

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Very interesting place, lots of very good exhibits here, and I think some changing ones as well. A very fine collection and spent more time here than I expected. A good afternoon

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

I can't get enough of VHS. The fixed exhibits tell it all from Virginia as a hot spot upon a cooling planet to drive in burger joints of the 20th century. Rotating exhibits serve to inform those things popular and not so popular but, like it or hate it is our history and that cannot be changed. There is a pithy platitude out there some where that "the past cannot be changed, but the future can be changed" or something like that. Go to VHS and see the past, then form the future one would want to see.

Thank Silvergoat
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