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The Valentine

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Richmond gem!

This museum is so interesting! Soooo much information about Richmond's long and diverse history... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kathy P
Richmond, Virginia
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Enjoyed a great 2 hour tour of Hollywood Cemetery! It was described as an outdoor history and art... read more

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“wickham house”(27 reviews)
For more than a century, the Valentine has celebrated one of America's most historic cities with exhibitions, educational programs,city tours, extensive collections and archives, and the restoration of the 1812 Wickham House. Enjoy lunch in the...more
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1015 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1527
+1 804-649-0711
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is so interesting! Soooo much information about Richmond's long and diverse history. Presented in a way that builds story. The exhibitions are arranged in a way that encompasses a theme, rather than a chronological history. And, they're not afraid to talk about the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a great 2 hour tour of Hollywood Cemetery! It was described as an outdoor history and art museum in a park-like setting and lived up to its reputation! Our guide, Kathy, was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. Would definitely recommend this tour for people interested...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a walking tour, which was amazing by the way, and admission was included. I planned on only seeing one exhibition, but wandered around the whole place. I enjoyed the section about Richmond businesses & locals view on Monument Ave.

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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This museum including tour of the Wickham House offer a terrific look at the social history of Richmond. The home is beautifully restored and true to the original, and has interesting architectural features. Our guide, Mackenzie was informative and knowledgeable. Of particular note, is the...More

Thank Moe S
Reviewed August 25, 2018

The Valentine House was built when money was king, it is a marvellous example of classical revival architecture. It was built by John Wickham in 1812, and was transferred to Mann S Valentine II, who owned it from 1882 to 1892, when parts of it...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Visited while in town for a wedding. Our tour guide Jennifer was outstanding. Lots of interesting history and great exhibits. Lots to see for the money. Great value for what you experience. The Director, curators and tour guides have done a great job on this...More

Thank Gaye K
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We had a fabulous tour of the Valentine Mansion thanks to our knowledgeable and fun tour guide. We recommend this tour.

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We were on a genealogy trail and somebody mention this museum. However it’s more an individuals collection with artefacts from the past rather than a historical museum. It’s set two old buildings with some displays more interesting than others but I left disappointed.

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

this is a great museum I visited in June 2018 it is located on Clary street but look closely as the entrance is small and you may miss it the admission fee is $10 is well worth it and includes both the Valentine Museum and...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Visited as part of a tour group but the overall impression was that the museum lacked any real "punch" in terms of it's exhibits. Maybe I'm over critical & that the Valentine offers a lot more to Richmond than I saw but the from a...More

Thank Ken C
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Vincent L
October 26, 2016|
Response from Eric S | Property representative |
Admission is $10 per person and $8 for Seniors and Students Military and Children are FREE. We also have various discounts available such as AAA, etc.