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Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
+1 804-257-5400
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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 genocide to teach the dangers of prejudice and indifference.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
+1 804-257-5400
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a FREE museum and they have done a terrific job with their displays and information. We took our whole family here including our younger children. The museum recommends ages 10 and up but if your children are capable of understanding what happened, younger...More

Thank Bigfamily100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admission to this museum is free and the hosts at the desk provide a guide to the exhibit to be returned upon exiting. I recommend watching the video that the guides recommend first. Be sure to follow through the exhibits in order according to the...More

1  Thank Rochelle757
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Holocaust Museum recently. The six of us had never visited a holocaust museum before, but we are so glad that we did. The museum reminds us of the atrocities of Hitler's regime. No one should ever forget what happened to those poor...More

2  Thank Lois M
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I did not expect to be moved so much by an "amateur" presentation. I understand that this was pulled together by the Jewish community of Richmond, and to me the most memorable part was presentation of first person recollections of Richmonders who were in the...More

3  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I would not visit again. Exhibits were often confusing and left me feeling they were disjointed, an uncoordinated reflection of human horror. As a result it seemed almost commercializing that piece of history, although I can't believe that was the purpose.

1  Thank Jay M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We applaud the founders of this perfect museum. It tells the story of the Holocaust in such poignant detail. The displays are all very informative and the whole self guided tour is easy to follow. There are so many personal touches. This is a must...More

3  Thank TomWall60
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Having read the book, "Izzy's Fire", and about the family's connection to Richmond, I found the museum very interesting and informative. It is well done, and certainly a treasure for Richmond. No admission................wonderful, but of course, we gave a donation.

3  Thank Merrygoround5555
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop for anyone loving history or just want to learn about the Holocaust! My daughter and I loved it and would highly recommend a stop. The gift shop has a lot of items I've never seen or heard of before. Great...More

2  Thank mercedes d
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place needs to be on everyones list to see. I am always amazed when talking about it to other Richmonders that they know it's here yet haven't ventured out to see it. You start with a short 10-12 minute video that really "sets the...More

3  Thank Midlotrails
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a very informative and real place to visit. The museum is set up so that you walk through the time frame of Europe throughout WWII. Plan to spend over an hour reading, and absorbing all that the museum has to offer. This museum...More

4  Thank Megan N
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Jack L
One reviewer mentioned parking is right in front of the museum, while across Cary Street is a large parking lot. Which would be more advisable? Can a visitor use the larger lot if no street parking is available?
23 March 2017|
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Response from the5allens | Reviewed this property |
the parking lot in front of the museum is in fact across Cary street. I think these references are all to one and the same. in fact, there is a lot right along cary, and an overflow lot below the floodwall along canal... More
Vincent L
How much for two adults
26 October 2016|
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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
For an emotional person will it make them cry or something like that?
24 December 2015|
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Response from Luv2Go2AnyPlace | Reviewed this property |
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