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Virginia Holocaust Museum

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Address: 2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
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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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History brought to reality

My boyfriend and I recently visited the museum and it was an awesome experience. At no cost (except for optional donation), we were able to follow through the horrific history of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently visited the museum and it was an awesome experience. At no cost (except for optional donation), we were able to follow through the horrific history of the Holocaust. The tour is self-guided, but starts with a 1-3 minute video on the survivors of the event who became locals of Richmond and other locations as well.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The self guided tour was very informative. Each group is given a guide book with a lot of information about each exhibit. It would be better if each person received this. It wasn't busy when we were there so we asked for another copy. The museum tells the story of many Richmond survivors and often in their own voices. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here to see some visiting Buddhist monks, but walked through the museum. I think 90% of the people entering miss the train car in front of it, which is an actual car that people were forced into to go to the death camps. Pay attention. Read the signs. When you enter, it says not recommended for children under... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum by far is a very educational and moving exhibit. There is actually a tunnel built in the museum for you to actually crawl through to get the full affect of how they suffered. Very educational exhibits and quite honestly very humbling!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibit was very insightful. The video footage was good. The exhibits were educational. I recommend dating. This history must not be lost.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Self- guided tour with many artifacts, histories and facts about the Holocaust,paying careful attention to memorialize those men and women whom are/were local to the Virginia area. A lot of reading and not very interactive but my older children enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This museum connected the Holocaust to people who eventually arrived in Virginia. I thought the exhibits were extremely well done. It might be a bit frightening for younger children. the museum addressed many important issues of bigotry which are unfortunately still relevant today. Visitors walk through the museum at their own pace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was 2 + hours well spent. While many details of the holocaust are already familiar to us, this museum exhibit really packs it in. It is extremely well done with the usual introductory movie to watch. The self guided tour is well explained in the book which we were given to take us around. Each vignette gives an insight... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Interesting exhibits but was expecting more. Would not be suited for younger visitors, as to get a true feel of the evenr requires reading and attention to details.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very moving experience. Like to see someone try to tell me it did not happen after visiting here with all the facts and photos. Even had interviews with survivors. We got to visit an actual survivor.

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