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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
+1 804-257-5400
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 17 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 15 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.

Thank TexasShutterbug
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We stumbled upon the Virginia Holocaust Museum one wintry day. Not knowing what to expect, the exhibits pleasantly surprised us. The tour begins with a short video narrated by Holocaust survivors, thus contextualizing the museum's purpose. Then you can visit the exhibits at your own...More

Thank Amey K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We were not expecting such a thorough exhibit on the horrors of what occurred. When we excited the museum we were speechless as the way it should be. Young and old and everyone in between should make sure they visit this museum.

Thank kkillebrew12
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Cobblestones from the Warsaw Ghetto line the entrance. The exhibit is searing, beginning with film footage of survivors. Not recommended for children under 11 for a good reason. Some of the photos and text are disturbing but everyone needs to see and bear witness.

1  Thank Holly D
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It was pure holocaust history re-enacted in the exhibits. Media information is excellent. Excellent Guided tour. Perfect for a Weekend learning experience.

1  Thank Isa T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The museum was very well done, it was very informative and educational about a very dark time in the World's history

1  Thank wdseay
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It was interesting to hear the stories of Richmond, VA Holocaust survivors as well as see the items on display in this museum. The museum is still under construction in some spaces as they are expanding their exhibit areas but we really enjoyed the displays...More

1  Thank kmorey303
Reviewed 25 July 2017

In my humble opinion this is for middle school age children and up, and then with due caution to their level of maturity. The museum has done a wonderful job to provide continued education on this subject.

1  Thank W0nderfulLife
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Jack L
23 March 2017|
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Response from the5allens | Reviewed this property |
the parking lot in front of the museum is in fact across Cary street. I think these references are all to one and the same. in fact, there is a lot right along cary, and an overflow lot below the floodwall along canal... More
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
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