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The Valentine

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Address: 1015 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1527
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+1 804-649-0711
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

For more than a century, the Valentine has celebrated one of America's most...

For more than a century, the Valentine has celebrated one of America's most historic cities with exhibitions, educational programs,city tours, extensive collections and archives, and the restoration of the 1812 John Wickham House. Enjoy lunch at Sally Bell's Kitchen located in the Valentine Garden (Monday-Friday) and shop at the Museum Store (open daily).

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fascinating record of history of Richmond

Worthwhile to spend time there + it has grown and is a lovely series of bldgs and a beautiful yard too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worthwhile to spend time there + it has grown and is a lovely series of bldgs and a beautiful yard too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My partner and I went to the Valentine Museumwhile we were in Richmond for the weekend, and overall, it's an interesting house and has a long history in the city. Downtown Richmond is filled with historic sites like this, and I'm glad to see how refurbished and renovated this house has become. We just walked in and we were able... More 

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Middletown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The website is a little confusing, but the John Wickham house is a portion of the overall museum complex known as The Valentine in Richmond. John Wickham was a contemporary of John Marshall, but Wickham continued in lucrative private law practice and his opulent home reflects his success. Be sure to see both sites as they are a fascinating combination... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Valentine has an eclectic collection of Richmond history items but we especially enjoyed touring the Wickham House nearby; our tour guide did an especially nice job of taking us thru the house and was well-informed. It's worth several hours of your time and close to the Capitol and Museum of the Confederacy, so it could be part of a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Being new to Richmond, I liked seeing the history of the city. The exhibits were like the best 'This American Life' episodes-- engaging stories about interesting people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great decorative painting in house, worth seeing. Great guide, quirky museum, house is a real gem. ithin walking distance of White Huse and capitol. Free parking in hospital garage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We especially enjoyed the photos of military personnel taken recently holding picture of themselves when they were in the military. We attended a dinner in the museum which stayed open for our enjoyment.,

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you have not taken the time after the Valentines remodel you must stop by. The flow of the museum and the wonderful Richmond exhibits are enough alone to enjoy. The changing exhibits are always well advertised and have never been disappointing. A great museum tucked away in the middle of Downtown Richmond. A must visit for every Richmonder and... More 

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The exhibition on men's clothing in Virginia was outstanding and worth the museum's admission cost by itself. Where else will you get to see a vintage leisure suit, tailored by Richmond icon Franco Ambrogi no less? The pieces reflect a worthy cross-section of Richmond clothing businesses over the years. The theme is clever and the displays fit the theme. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is full of Richmond's past and treasures and taught us something new on each row of exhibits. But what we went to see was the Wickham House. One of the most opulent 'in town' houses we've ever seen for the period. Lovingly restored (or on its way to be) to the 1812 building date. Well worth the time... More 

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