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Virginia War Memorial

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Address: 621 S Belvidere St, Richmond, VA 23220-6504
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+1 804-786-2060
12:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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One of the Best FREE Attractions in Richmond

I can't believe it took me 49 years of living in Richmond to finally get to the Virginia War Memorial (VWM) for the first time. And, now that I've been there, I need to go back... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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379 reviews
230 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe it took me 49 years of living in Richmond to finally get to the Virginia War Memorial (VWM) for the first time. And, now that I've been there, I need to go back to see what I missed. For the longest time, I thought the VWM was just that long "Shrine of Memory" with that iconic statue... More 

Thank urbanguy
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

A war memorial for the many Virginian Souls perished during US wars. The wall of names is both breathtaking and unnerving. The friendly and attentive staff bring this memorial to life.

1 Thank James L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,622 reviews
873 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A monument to World War I, this memorial was built in 1932 and stands 240 ft tall. The bells still are functional. Check on line to see when they ring. It's impressive.

1 Thank Chinapjs
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I had not been to the War Memorial in decades, so was pleasantly surprised at how it had grown. We had a guided tour by one of our group's spouses. One of the vets associated with the model plane hanging in the main lobby was there and told his story of being shot down in the war. The uniforms hall... More 

1 Thank 99barbarajm
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

To me, this is a holy place. The reverence is palpable-- from the care and artistry of the design, to the placement on the banks of the James. I feel very sad when I visit, seeing all those names of Virginians who have died in wars, but also grateful that I have a few moments to thank them for their... More 

1 Thank Joy G
Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

My husband was an intern at the War Memorial and I was participating in the annual 5K race. The exhibits are very interesting and touching. Seeing the pictures of all of the young men and women who have died to protect our freedom is an emotional experience but also makes you proud that there are people in our country who... More 

1 Thank Lauri W
Chester, United States
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

A place to go and pay tribute to our military men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our country. The wall of honor is a somber walk but reminder of those who raised their hand and took the oath for our country. The museum covers Virginia history and the docents are very knowledgeable.

1 Thank Tricia R
Exton, Pennsylvania
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319 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I spent an entire day here on a work retreat, so I was able to see everything inside and on the grounds of the Memorial. There are numerous historic artifacts of Virginia military history and touching tributes to those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The views are spectacular and it's an incredible asset for Richmond. It's a must... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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211 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Greeted by helpful staff who discussed the history of the memorial. The archways and presentation of the service members lost in conflict was solemn and very dignified. The grounds were well maintained, easy to navigate with pleasant views of surrounding Richmond area. Inside the main building an intriguing personal collection of war time memorabilia. Location is easy to find with... More 

Thank freqworld_traveller
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106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Good video explaining why Veterans serve to protect our freedoms. Free to the public. Volunteers are very friendly and eager to share information. One is a veteran that had to crawl out onto the tail wing of a WWII bomber to bail out.

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