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Virginia Historical Society

428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
+1 804-358-4901
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The toy exhibit is a must see!

My boyfriend and I went to the exhibit where they had toys from the 50s 60s and 70s and we had a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
aja p
via mobile
Great family outing!!!

Can't wait to go back!! Wonderful exhibits! History of Virginia presented in a dynamic, exciting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Farmville, Virginia
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For more than 180 years, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has been connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. The VHS-a history museum and research library-features award winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. The Society is the only museum with all of Virginia's history under one roof-all centuries, all regions, and all topics are covered. Although designated the Official State Historical Society, the VHS is a privately funded non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its operations. The VHS is located at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond's Museum District. Admission is free. Galleries and museum shop open every day: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Library open Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-3307
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to the exhibit where they had toys from the 50s 60s and 70s and we had a blast! It was so fun to walk around and see how toys have changed through time and being able to play with toys...More

Thank aja p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't wait to go back!! Wonderful exhibits! History of Virginia presented in a dynamic, exciting way! Love the old Conestoga Wagon!! Makes it easy to visualize Virginians of the past living out their hard lifestyles and to realize how EASY we have it today! Would...More

Thank beebop2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is an amazing resource for Va history; we came the first time when our second grader was doing a project for elementary school, so it's not just about the toy exhibit. But the toy exhibit!!! I wish I'd been sooner so I could...More

1  Thank coleenk122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum had great material and covered a lot of controversial subject matter very well. We spent a lot more tiime here than we intended simply because there was so much to see and learn. The background information was what made it more interesting than...More

1  Thank mccourt49
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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 huge museum full of interesting artifacts and information. I...More

1  Thank ewhubbard
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

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. This was a great place to hang out and reminisce...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank valliam13
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My wife and I spent an hour here, next to the art museum, and found the exhibits fascinating. I'd have to say that I wasn't prepared for the "help" that the many museum staffers were able to provide: ask where a portrait of one of...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I did not have much time to visit the museum but they have some unusual exhibits and I bought some items at the gift shop that really could be called good gifts.

Thank Oldmoviefan
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Although the building appears to be huge, the number of collections on view are minimal. However, they're awesome and very educational for all ages. We look forward to taking visiting grandchildren this fall.

2  Thank Holly H
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