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Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

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Where to stay in Richmond

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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  • Well-organized with excellent artifacts encompassing the complexity of Virginia history. Story of Virginia exhibit is particularly complete and inspires reflection, includes interesting electronic gam...  more »
  • Interesting American period history. I especially liked the section on pre-Colonial American history. Very good maps, artifacts: the canoe, a slave shack, dishes, and other historical items and inform...  more »
  • This building on the Boulevard located almost beside the Science Museum of Va. does not charge for admission. The current Toy exhibit does charge but that did not interest me on my trip last week. I t...  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.