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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 6 days ago via mobile

The museum is laid out like an experience of a Jew going to and through concentration camp. It walks you through a timeline of events. My favorite room had to be one of the last ones where it features a courtroom and how all the...More

Thank sierrasmith0308
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Museum is near downtown Richmond on Cary street. Our church group went on a Saturday which is open from 11:00 to 3:00 and is not as crowded. We had a personal tour guide and he was very thorough about the history of the holocaust....More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the one in D.C. & loved it, so figured we should check this one out. So glad we did! The museum is Free!! What a horrific event the Holocaust was & this museum gives you a great perspective first hand through scenes &...More

Thank Jpsgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have frequented the most famous Holocaust museums around the world, and I was very impressed by this one. Very well presented, very comprehensive and very moving. There was a special emphasis on personal narratives--perhaps because this museum was founded by survivors. This is a...More

Thank Elise S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Dachau camp, and I've been to the Virginia Holocaust Museum. I don't have any direct connection to the Holocaust - no family, or friends, but I am connected, as we all are, through our humanity. I feel like everyone should make...More

Thank blacksteps2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Monday. I loved the fact that it was not crowded and you could actually take your time to read everything without pushing and shoving. Admission is free and very helpful host are sitting at the reception desk when you walk in....More

Thank B1358WIamyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to both the National Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and this one. I didn't know what to expect, except maybe a smaller-scale version of the National Museum, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was not the case. This museum focuses less...More

Thank madcheddar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a FREE museum and they have done a terrific job with their displays and information. We took our whole family here including our younger children. The museum recommends ages 10 and up but if your children are capable of understanding what happened, younger...More

Thank Bigfamily100
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Admission to this museum is free and the hosts at the desk provide a guide to the exhibit to be returned upon exiting. I recommend watching the video that the guides recommend first. Be sure to follow through the exhibits in order according to the...More

1  Thank Rochelle757
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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

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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
24 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