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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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  • Poor1%
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2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
+1 804-257-5400
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum, larger than I thought it would be and very interesting. Would recommend this place for anyone to include young ones. Plenty of parking right across the street from the museum. Self guided tour to include a booklet that they loan you to...More

Thank RobEllenS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say? You will leave with so many emotions but with a knowledge of a time in history that must not be repeated.

Thank srcmumsey
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The museum was free and chronicles the terrible atrocities that were committed during the Jewish Holocaust. There were two exhibits that stuck with me. One was the story about the voyage of the St. Louis and how the US turned away escaping Jews. The other...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Great visit, very well done self guided tour and some impressive artifacts. I had no idea the Jewish Community of Richmond was so strong. My only complaint, as a Jew. The Mezuzah’s in the gift shop clearly stated that they were made in Taiwan and...More

Thank joshuaq896
Reviewed 9 December 2017

On arrival I noticed the extra parking lot was empty, with only one vehicle on the street. With the door locked, knocked on the door with no response. Called the number on the door with just a recording over & over. Two other women tried...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This museum provided very moving and well-documented exhibits, beginning with an interesting video made by holocaust survivors. This is certainly a must-see for any visitor to Richmond. Entrance is free but a donation is welcomed.

Thank patkaloger
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Excellent museum. On street parking might look a bit crowded, but there is free parking across the street in a big lot. You walk through several scenarios with lots of displays to read.

Thank AkuByrd
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Could easily spend hours here. Great guide book, but would be great to have an audio tour, too. Definitely worth visiting if in the area.

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect when first walking into the building but after walking in, the employees were quick tp help you start your tour. You watch about a 15 minute movie before starting. Then you walk through at your own pace. It was...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Was very surprised to find a holocaust museum in Virginia! It is worth a visit to inform and educate. Much work has gone into this place and it is kept peaceful and respectful.

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Jack L
23 March 2017|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
I parked on one of the nearby streets
Vincent L
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
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