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Virginia Holocaust Museum

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Address: 2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: +1 804-257-5400
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Founded to educate the community about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the...

Founded to educate the community about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Virginia Holocaust Museum strives to memorialize and document the atrocities of World War II. Through exhibits, programming, and outreach, the Museum uses the history of genocide to teach the dangers of prejudice and indifference.

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Self- guided tour with many artifacts, histories and facts about the Holocaust,paying careful attention to memorialize those men and women whom are/were local to the Virginia... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Self- guided tour with many artifacts, histories and facts about the Holocaust,paying careful attention to memorialize those men and women whom are/were local to the Virginia area. A lot of reading and not very interactive but my older children enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum connected the Holocaust to people who eventually arrived in Virginia. I thought the exhibits were extremely well done. It might be a bit frightening for younger children. the museum addressed many important issues of bigotry which are unfortunately still relevant today. Visitors walk through the museum at their own pace.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was 2 + hours well spent. While many details of the holocaust are already familiar to us, this museum exhibit really packs it in. It is extremely well done with the usual introductory movie to watch. The self guided tour is well explained in the book which we were given to take us around. Each vignette gives an insight... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits but was expecting more. Would not be suited for younger visitors, as to get a true feel of the evenr requires reading and attention to details.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very moving experience. Like to see someone try to tell me it did not happen after visiting here with all the facts and photos. Even had interviews with survivors. We got to visit an actual survivor.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visiting the Holocaust Museum is a time travel back to a horrific time in our world's history. The building has been beautifully done and the even the gathering spaces are gorgeous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It is unbelievable that something as awful as the Holocaust would happen, but as sickening as it is, it did happen. For all of humanity, you must see this and let everyone know... While 6,000,000 were Jewish, as total of 13,000,000 were killed in the camps of the Nazi death camps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My writing skills can't adequately describe how great this museum is at presenting such a tragic time in history in a clear, educational and moving way.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I visited the museum on a rainy Saturday and was there about 3 hours. I was surprised about how large the museum was and was very impressed with the exhibits. The whole experience was haunting and saddening. I knew a lot about the Holocaust before visiting, but learned some things here I had not known before, such as what happened... More 

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Richmond VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A must visit when in RVA. The quantity and quality of history stored in the museum is impressive. There is so much to be learned by each story collected. Because of the sad and harsh subject matter of some exhibits, I would not recommend for visits with young children but certainly for adolescents and older. You will be enlightened by... More 

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