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Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

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Small but Powerful Museum

As the title suggest, this museum is quite small. However, do not let that keep you from exploring... read more

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Donny H
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Learning history of RVA

This museum is in a great location in the cultural area if Richmond's black history. I learned a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Museum with changing exhibits that display documents, photographs, prints and art showing African-American culture.
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122 W Leigh St, the pciture shown is not this museum but the Tredegar Iron works, Richmond, VA 23220-3211
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Reviewed yesterday

As the title suggest, this museum is quite small. However, do not let that keep you from exploring the exhibits. They are quite powerful and do a great job of telling the history of black people and the struggles they've dealt with. The exhibits are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is in a great location in the cultural area if Richmond's black history. I learned a lot about Richmond's own history, the building itself, and those who were influential Black history in this city. I learned some things I never knew happened especially...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

The Museum was once an armory for a black militia battalion that dates from 1895. The Museum is a newly renovated impressive building. The interior is very bright and clean. Most of the displays are interactive. Visitors may have heard of Rosa Parkes, and certainly...More

1  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A beautiful new museum which thoughtfully tells the story of African Americans in Richmond from the end of the Civil War through Reconstruction to neo-slavery to the first stirring of the modern Civil Rights movement. Upstair galleries include national and local exhibitions. The museum occupies...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Excellent display of the material. I spent a couple hours there today because I took the time to read everything.

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 29 June 2018

So much history - in and around the museum. Very impressive museum and building. Interior design is clean and contemporary. Museum features two floors of well planned, interesting interactive displays and exhibits. Their event space features a professional level A/V set up (lighting, overhead projector,...More

1  Thank ladytez
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Easily accessible information on digital displays helped keep my focus. Terrific timeline. Friendly staff. Good balance to other white-focused museums in Richmond. Wonderful collection of photos on display now. Permanent collection includes slave collar and picture of slave pen which I have not seen before.

Thank Deb D
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This museum is full of facts, photos, and love. From the moment we entered this place we were greeted warmly and given a little extra TLC. There is a modest fee to enter.....but it's well worth it. Some parts had touch screens, others had images,...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

A must see history learning tool. I took my daughter to the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia and I was impressed and pleased. you will walk away with something you did not know and that's the best part of it all.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I visited in the middle of the day on a Saturday, and there were few other visitors. The desk person was very pleasant and helpful, and I had a very productive conversation with her when I finished my visit. She gave me all the instructions...More

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