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Virginia Holocaust Museum

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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 1 week ago

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

Thank Magdalena7301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been to the National Holocaust Museum as well as the one in Israel, but this place although is much less than those two museums had to offer, it still had an impact on me and that also related to the history of the...More

Thank aoltang
Reviewed 3 August 2018

After visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum in DC, this museum was suggested. While navigating the museum tour was tricky at times, the many displays were creatively assembled. Artifacts were artfully showcased. Histories were written simply and informatively. There were several stories that I...More

Thank Rosie N
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Free with a donation gladly accepted. Informative film and replicas.Great for adults and children 4th grade and older.

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We have toured Yad Vashem in Israel but have not visited the Holocaust museum in Washington. It takes some navigational patience to find it and get parked in the right place and find your way through the flood wall barrier; but it's worth it. Whether...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I have visited the Holocaust Museum in D.C. This museum is very similar but focuses on survivors that settled in Virginia, which was cool.. The use of mannequins and real-life scenes makes the exhibits very engaging. Don't be intimidated by the size of the building....More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I was really surprised that Richmond had such a large and impressive holocaust museum. It not only included general information about the holocaust but also included information about survivors who came to live in Richmond after the war.

Thank SophiesMom55
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We brought pur girls (ages 11, 13, and 14). We spent the morning at the VA Fine Arts Museum and then headed here. It was amazing. Two of us went through all of it. Three of us were so deeply moved we decided to come...More

Thank Natasha R
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Richmond has done a wonderful job telling the story of The Holocaust. Our docent, Harris, did a fabulous job of walking us through and pointing out the things he felt we should know. Great job to founders and supporters. Thank you for telling this story!

Thank loist51
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Not to compare with Yad Vashem in Israel or DC Museum. But for city and community this sized very well organized with lots of artifacts, good thought exhibition and lots of educational activity. Very good for youth and anyone. Not fun but worth visit.

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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
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