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Virginia Historical Society

428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
+1 804-358-4901
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Top Notch Museum - A Must See

I stopped in to see the temporary exhibit "Washington: The Myth and the Man", and was blown away... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ewhubbard
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Richmond, Virginia
Great Toy Exhibit

This museum has a lot of great paintings and history of George Washington. The displays are well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia K
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 5 days ago

I stopped in to see the temporary exhibit "Washington: The Myth and the Man", and was blown away. Not only was this exhibit extremely fun and informative, but the entire museum was amazing. This is a huge museum full of interesting artifacts and information. I...More

Thank ewhubbard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has a lot of great paintings and history of George Washington. The displays are well done and the Civil War is honestly depicted. Currently, there is an exhibit of toys from the 50s-70s. This was a great place to hang out and reminisce...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom does genealogy and she loves to visit places that have family history, which she finds in this library. Great collection of books and manuscripts that relate to our family.

Thank valliam13
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent an hour here, next to the art museum, and found the exhibits fascinating. I'd have to say that I wasn't prepared for the "help" that the many museum staffers were able to provide: ask where a portrait of one of...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not have much time to visit the museum but they have some unusual exhibits and I bought some items at the gift shop that really could be called good gifts.

Thank Oldmoviefan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the building appears to be huge, the number of collections on view are minimal. However, they're awesome and very educational for all ages. We look forward to taking visiting grandchildren this fall.

2  Thank Holly H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank TheDistrictTraveler
Reviewed 27 August 2017

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

1  Thank kkillebrew12
Reviewed 25 August 2017

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

Thank vakamalua
Reviewed 18 August 2017

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 21 August 2017

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

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