Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

4.4
#9 of 15 in Museums in Richmond
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  • I stopped in to see the temporary exhibit "Washington: The Myth and the Man", and was blown away. Not only was this exhibit extremely fun and informative, but the entire museum was amazing. This is a ...  more »
  • This museum has a lot of great paintings and history of George Washington. The displays are well done and the Civil War is honestly depicted. Currently, there is an exhibit of toys from the 50s-70s. T...  more »
  • My mom does genealogy and she loves to visit places that have family history, which she finds in this library. Great collection of books and manuscripts that relate to our family.  more »
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  • Wonderful, just wonderful. I have a membership so it's quite a treat to go every month or so to see the new exhibits! Also, the awesome discounts in the gift shop :)
  • Beautiful, and informative ( ok, it is history- so sometimes the beauty is subjective or hidden). Wonderful static exhibits, and they do a great job rotating exhibits, also. If you are a student remember your id! There is a discount. Overall, I think everyone should check it out.
  • seemed to have a serious left wing bias. celebrates pro choice activists, criticizes 'white's' account of pocohantas etc. some decent paintings/murals
  • Place is decent for a compact museum. It holds an incredible amount of treasures to be discovered by its visitors, child to retirees there is something for everyone. From the outside, you would assume to be lost in time inside but with a decent walk around and in-depth reading of items you can spend 5 hours and be educated about Virgina and a few other exhibits.
  • Being a simple walk away from the Fine Art museum this gem is 100% worth the walk over. Very engaging exhibits.

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Richmond boasts a wide array of accommodations, including inns and national chain hotels. Those who want to take full advantage of the city's rich historical heritage should consider staying in the Northside area, home to a number of historic districts, or near the Boulevard, where you can find most of the city's museums. There are a number of apartment vacation rentals available in residential areas of the city; neighborhoods close to Virginia Commonwealth University are generally a safe bet for those wanting to take advantage of lively eateries, quirky stores, and bars.
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