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Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
+1 804-257-5400
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2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
+1 804-257-5400
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

1  Thank Lois M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

2  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 20 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

1  Thank TomWall60
Reviewed 18 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.

2  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

1  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

2  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

3  Thank Megan N
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Even after having a strong general knowledge of the atrocities of the Holocaust, this in depth exhibit was thoroughly informative of not only how Hitler came to power and over time used his consolidation of power to aggressively oppress and abuse that power in countless...More

1  Thank slvrserfr
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Tour was interesting and informative. The docent was knowledgeable. Takes a couple of hours to do it justice.

1  Thank Jim H
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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 1alwaystraveling | Reviewed this property |
The lot in front of the museum was free, and good sized. So I would suggest it first, but you usually ample parking unless there is something going on in Shockoe.
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?
25 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