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Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

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  • This is a great museum, especially the large exhibition on different eras of Virginia history, from Native Americans civilization to, more or less the present. There are a lot of cool interactives, su...  more »
  • Though we confused the building for the Fine Arts building (which is across the street) we decided to tour the Historical Society. Free Admission! It took us an hour and a half but we didn't read/view...  more »
  • After living in Richmond for 14 years, my fiancĂ©e finally talked me into visiting the VA Historical Society and I'm glad she did. While the main room features the history of VA from start to finish, i...  more »
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  • Being a simple walk away from the Fine Art museum this gem is 100% worth the walk over. Very engaging exhibits.
  • 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.
  • I maintain a membership despite living in New Jersey. My favorite aspect of membership is getting to use the research library when I visit. Getting to read personal accounts of historical figures during the civil war deepens my interest in the subject. My perspective of Civil War history has become much more personal after reading eyewitness accounts, IN THEIR OWN HANDWRITING! The displays in the museum are also wonderful. One can experience the uniqueness of Virginia's history here, especially Richmond's.
  • Really cool place to check out at least once. But it is no vmfa.
  • The best use of time in Richmond great place to get lost in.