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Library of Virginia

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Address: 800 East Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219
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+1 804-692-3500
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Great Research

I have been here several times. The staff is very helpful in assisting with research. The volumes and microfilm cover a wealth of Virginia information. Easy to park under the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times. The staff is very helpful in assisting with research. The volumes and microfilm cover a wealth of Virginia information. Easy to park under the building, great space for working, interesting exhibits. They also have lectures and presentations at various times. it is certainly worth a good visit.

1 Thank Scout1940
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is one of the more beautiful modern libraries in the US. Designed by Craig Hartman, one of the best architects at Skidmore Owings and Merril, the building should be on the list for any architecture buff.

Thank 18554travel
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The library of VA is a treasure cornucopia for those interested in history. There is free parking underneath the facility. All one has to do is have is take the ticket when entering the parking lot, have it stamped at desk, and returned to attendant when leaving. Unfortunately, the state is having cutbacks on the funding. It results in shortening... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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128 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We spent an entire day researching genealogy in this massive modern facility, and the resources and staff were fantastic! It is under-advertised; entry is free; and we are glad we found out about it in our research. Reference works can be viewed within the site, and there are very comfortable and technology-equipped workstations. There is a snack bar downstairs, and... More 

1 Thank Mary G
Tallahassee, Florida
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Dropped by to do some family research from the Civil War era after a long day of walking around downtown Richmond. They have a very nice little eatery (that closes at 4 PM); my wife and I got sandwiches that were freshly made and of excellent quality for a good price. The library itself is huge and laid out very... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Nice, quite place to visit, read or just relax. Staff was very helpful in answering my questions. Thumbs up for me!

Thank irisfuentes454
New Castle, VA
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Been there researching a number of times. Excellent resource for the city and travelers as well needing a local library.

Thank mountainskytop
Richmond, VA
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great place to look for ancestors. Staff is very helpful and accommodating. Parking beneath facility. Food available downstairs.

Thank Maxine R
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Plan several days to really take advantage of the vast records from every county in Virginia. Free underground parking.

1 Thank CJonton
Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Lovely place to go, even for just a visit. Gift shop is supplied with many unsual items from the state of Virginia. Research department is excellent. There is even an "old and rare book" section that staff will make available to researchers. In the area doing research, don't miss this place!

Thank carolef228

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