Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

4.4
#9 of 16 in Museums in Richmond
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  • August 8, 2017
    Great adult museum. Not for young children. Terrific lecture series periodically. Free admission to museum. Some fees for special exhibits.  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    We went here specifically for the Toys exhibit. It was excellent! We enjoyed the areas set up to replicate living rooms from the different time periods, with "TV's" showing commercials popular then.  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    great museum to learn more about the history of Virginia. I went to see the Toys of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s exhibit which was AMAZING. Go see before if closes.  more »
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  • February 25, 2017
    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 :)
  • January 26, 2017
    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.
  • February 24, 2017
    seemed to have a serious left wing bias. celebrates pro choice activists, criticizes 'white's' account of pocohantas etc. some decent paintings/murals
  • April 17, 2016
    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.
  • September 18, 2016
    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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