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Virginia Holocaust Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Absolutely outstanding museum!

This is a very informative museum. My husband and spent several hours here; it is larger than it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annandale, Virginia
Walk through history in life size displays by Nicole Rovig

You traverse the tragedies of the Holocaust - before, during and after, by walking through exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicole R
East Lansing, Michigan
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 19 November 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 7 November 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
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A Richmond native, I had visited the old Holocaust museum on my daughter's field trip decades ago. This is much larger and improved with several added exhibits. There is a very peaceful feel to the museum where many have prayed and learned from the horrible...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

This museum was very good. One of the first exhibits immediately put things into perspective in a visual way, and it only got better from there. It is clear that each exhibit has been carefully put together.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We are humbled how this captures a time when humanity was at a very lowest level. We had the good fortune to listen to Alex Keisch, a survivor for the period, who shared his and his family's experience and personal knowledge for this time period....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mjrgnsn
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I thought it was small museum based on family history and whereas the topic is with me for many many years I planned to spend there only so much time. It turned to be more than originally planned and the museum surpassed my expectations. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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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