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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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2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
+1 804-257-5400
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Reviewed 15 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

2  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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

No need to drive to DC, we have our own home grown museum right here in Richmond, VA. Many, many artifacts, and and impressive array of historical items. Parking is easy, and you are pretty close to Bottom's Up Pizza, another Richmond gem.

1  Thank scubadiverdeb
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The new renovation to the Virginia Holocaust museum is unbelievable. A smaller museum that immerses you in the lives and tribulations of the considered "undesirables" of Europe during WWII. The box car segment is both gut wrenching and soul scathing to witness. A beautiful exhibit...More

1  Thank James L
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The museum shares the stories primarily from the perspective of those affected by the Holocaust who came to the Richmond area afterward WWII, which are interesting, but there are almost no actual artifacts present in the museum. Instead, the museum is filled with pictures, placards,...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I have been hearing about the Holocaust musuem in Richmond for awhile and decided to check it out. It's in downtown Richmond and parking is right in fron of the musuem. Its free. When you first come in you are told to watch a 13...More

1  Thank GiGimobile
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Virginia Holocaust Museum is impressive. It tells the story of the Holocaust in a way that makes it feel real. You learn the chronology of events, how widespread the devastation was, the insidious and calculating nature of the Nazi party and you connect with...More

1  Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 23 January 2017

*WARNING* This is not a good attraction for children 12 and below! Besides this, is quite an experience for my teen Co-Op group. We really think that this experience makes people think twice before judging! It really shows the historical aspect, as well. You have...More

Thank JGHS-Ghost Hunt... A
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I have seen hundreds of documentaries on WWII and the holocaust. I recognized some of the photos, but what I appreciated most about this visit include: (1) many of the photos were enlarged to actual size, so it is quite astonishing looking straight into their...More

Thank MacPEI
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The location in Shockoe Bottom is easily accessible and there is usually good parking available. Not really sure what we paid to get in, but it was well worth it and moderate in pricing. Museum is laid out very well, allowing you to concentrate on...More

1  Thank 1alwaystraveling
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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 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
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?
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