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Virginia Historical Society

428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
+1 804-358-4901
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Impressive Mainly Free Site

Well-organized with excellent artifacts encompassing the complexity of Virginia history. Story of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roanoke, Virginia
via mobile
A Very Good Museum

Interesting American period history. I especially liked the section on pre-Colonial American... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lawton, Oklahoma
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
+1 804-358-4901
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well-organized with excellent artifacts encompassing the complexity of Virginia history. Story of Virginia exhibit is particularly complete and inspires reflection, includes interesting electronic game simulation of slave escape. Special exhibits well worth modest associated fee. Current special exhibit on toys in America from 1950-1970 particularly...More

Thank regiontravelreturns
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting American period history. I especially liked the section on pre-Colonial American history. Very good maps, artifacts: the canoe, a slave shack, dishes, and other historical items and information. There are some paintings. I liked the doll house upstairs before you enter the main rooms....More

Thank ogau2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

This building on the Boulevard located almost beside the Science Museum of Va. does not charge for admission. The current Toy exhibit does charge but that did not interest me on my trip last week. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about how Virginia was colonized and...More

Thank Midlotrails
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here before, but the Toy exhibit from the 50's, 60's and 70's was fascinating and very nostalgic. The description cards were very well done.

Thank Stansky2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids loved the interactive escape slave game the most. They also went around and boned up for their state test on Virginia history. We saw it later in the day and there were we were pretty much the only ones there. Very nice!

Thank Kwyjibo_cat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Toys of the 50's, 60's & 70's is a must-see exhibit during the summer of 2017! While you're at the VHS Museum, take your time wandering through the main part of the museum, where you'll see numerous artifacts that you'd probably never see anywhere else,...More

Thank Garyman23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can make it before the exhibit ends on Sept 4th, don't miss it. If you are of a certain age, you will get a real kick out of seeing the toys of the 50's, 60's and 70's. Whether it was you playing with...More

Thank GrandpaX4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know what expect from a historical society museum, but this one had it all: paintings, artifacts, visuals, and good explanations that put events into context. The main exhibit traces the history of Virginia from Jamestown to the present, with some emphasis on the...More

Thank PVCaminho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well laid-out history tour of Virginia full of interesting artifacts and a well rounded perspective on events and societal changes. A must see!

Thank alisssnow
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We were on the museum campus to visit the Fine Arts Museum but stopped in here as well. Really nice gift shop with lots of Washington & Jefferson & Jamestown & Williamsburg stuff - toy exhibit attracted my wife especially the vintage troll dolls -...More

Thank RickMIusa
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