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The Valentine First Freedom Center

14 S 14th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4106
+1 804-649-0711
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not much on display here, but worth a brief visit

Very small but quaint, informative exhibit highlighting important moments of freedom in this... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2017
orioles833
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Exton, Pennsylvania
Worth a brief stop!

Our trolley tour guide pointed out this new little museum so we stopped by after the tour and... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2017
_SLH138_
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The Valentine First Freedom Center houses 2,200 square feet of exhibits that delve into America's experience of religious liberty from its European antecedents through today. A room for traveling exhibits and updatable modules allows flexibility to highlight historical as well as contemporary events. Physically connected to a Marriott Residence Inn, the exhibits enjoy access to meeting space for forums and conferences. Outside, a 27-foot spire, a limestone wall etched with the enacting paragraph of the Statute, and a 34-foot banner of a seminal Jefferson quote imprint the importance of the "first freedom" on all who come upon that busy corner.
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21 May 2017
“not much on display here, but worth a brief visit”
4 Apr 2017
“Worth a brief stop!”
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14 S 14th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4106
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

Very small but quaint, informative exhibit highlighting important moments of freedom in this country. It's a nice little museum that is worth a 30 minute stop. Not much more to say about it. Stop in when you are strolling up Cary Street and you have...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2017

Our trolley tour guide pointed out this new little museum so we stopped by after the tour and learned a bit about Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom. The exhibits were interesting and served as great background for our visit to Monticello the following day.

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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a well done little museum. It has both exhibits to read and to watch, which was great for my son who doesn't love to read. Overall a nice little find.

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Reviewed September 17, 2015

A small museum along Cary Street on the site of the signing of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Small historical exhibition of some famous moments of these freedoms. The Center has printed copies of some of these speeches and writings for you to take.

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Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great overview!!! Mostly reading....not appropriate for young kids. I would have liked to see more artifacts. I'd also have liked to see more emphasis on the tolerance of the Christian faith that led to the religious freedoms that all enjoy. I did not see any...More

2  Thank penntrainer
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Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a small space, designed to commemorate the early steps taken to develop religious freedom and freedom of conscience as a matter of law in the US, the chief influences such as Thomas Jefferson's Statute of Religious Freedom and other proclamations as acts which...More

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