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Virginia Historical Society

428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
+1 804-358-4901
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Unprofessional Staff

We visited the VHS operated Virginia House on Sunday. We had called ahead and were told to arrive... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TheDistrictTraveler
Vacation down to the South.

We really hadn't expected to spend more than 45 minutes or so in this museum when we ended up in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kkillebrew12
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East Alton, Illinois
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For more than 180 years, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has been connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. The VHS-a history museum and research library-features award winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. The Society is the only museum with all of Virginia's history under one roof-all centuries, all regions, and all topics are covered. Although designated the Official State Historical Society, the VHS is a privately funded non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its operations. The VHS is located at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond's Museum District. Admission is free. Galleries and museum shop open every day: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Library open Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
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+1 804-358-4901
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the VHS operated Virginia House on Sunday. We had called ahead and were told to arrive by 4pm for the last tour of the day. When we arrived at ten to four and asked to join the tour as discussed, the staff member...More

Thank TheDistrictTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really hadn't expected to spend more than 45 minutes or so in this museum when we ended up in the gift shop 2 hours later we still felt that we hadn't seen everything! What a wonderful and fact packed museum of the state of...More

Thank kkillebrew12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the two story Gumby out front to welcome visitors, we couldn't resist going to the "Toys" exhibit. It was so much fun. We spent a lot of time reliving our childhood and explaining things to our 20-something son. Don't miss sitting in each decade's...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 'Toys of the 50s 60s and 70s' special exhibit drew us in, after having ignored visiting this venue for many years. 'Toys' was wonderful (it is a traveling exhibition, out of Rochester NY) and it took us hours to see and enjoy everything. The...More

Thank lsd f
Jennifer N, Manager of Graphic Design and Production at Virginia Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Virginia Historical Society and for your great review of our museum and exhibitions. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit! We hope that you will be able to come back and see us again soon! Thank you,...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great adult museum. Not for young children. Terrific lecture series periodically. Free admission to museum. Some fees for special exhibits.More

Thank Marilyn K
Jennifer N, Manager of Graphic Design and Production at Virginia Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Virginia Historical Society and for your great review of our museum and exhibitions. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit! We hope that you will be able to come back and see us again soon! Thank you,...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We went here specifically for the Toys exhibit. It was excellent! We enjoyed the areas set up to replicate living rooms from the different time periods, with "TV's" showing commercials popular then.More

Thank boblink515794
Jennifer N, Manager of Graphic Design and Production at Virginia Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Virginia Historical Society and for your great review of our museum and exhibitions. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit! We also love watching the old commercials — so much fun! We hope that you will be...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

great museum to learn more about the history of Virginia. I went to see the Toys of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s exhibit which was AMAZING. Go see before if closes.More

Thank Paula H
Jennifer N, Manager of Graphic Design and Production at Virginia Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Virginia Historical Society and for your great review of our museum and exhibitions. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit! We think the "Toys of the '50s, 60s and '70s" exhibition is pretty amazing too:) We hope...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We attended the Naturalization Ceremony on July 4 on the front steps. 100 new citizens received their credentials. The Honorable Roger L. Gregory presided over the ceremony and gave an inspiring address to our newest citizens. The building was beautifully draped. A band played patriotic...More

Thank JannieAn
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Plenty of interesting info and exhibits, most notably the present-day info that I didn't know about Virginia (like that 11 percent of the populous is disabled). Great and plentiful info about how Virginia became a state, including pull-out drawers showcasing different objects and artifacts, and...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I spent a very productive day in the library at the VHS where the staff was for the most part very helpful. Using microfilm was pretty frustrating, but otherwise they have a very streamlined process for getting you what you want and pretty quickly. The...More

Thank Susan L
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