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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 Wickham House. Enjoy lunch in the Valentine Garden (Monday-Friday) and shop at the Museum Store (open daily).

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We loved the tours this museum sponsors for the Richmond area and found the discounts would worth the cost to join. The museum is interesting and the change out the display from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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121 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the tours this museum sponsors for the Richmond area and found the discounts would worth the cost to join. The museum is interesting and the change out the display from time to time to keep it fresh. Interested in Richmond history, then this is the place to check out!

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Domenick C, Public Relations Manager at The Valentine, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for being a Valentine Member! We really appreciate your support. More 

Rockville, Maryland
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450 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well laid out small museum that covers one floor. It has a variety of items and displays that tell of people and establishments that are meaningful to Richmond's distant and mre recent past. It can be best appreciated if you are from the Richmond area.

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not able to enter the whitehouse which is just around the corner, so we visited The Valentine which was well worth the time. The exhibit has a wide variety of items from within the last 20 years to 100 years.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,532 reviews
825 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Special exhibit now thru June 18 explores Richmond families from 1616-2016. Museum chronicles all things Richmond. Includes 19th century sculpture studio. House very well preserved and decorated

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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic gem this place is. They have something for everyone. Pop culture and history and art. The personalized tour of the historic house next door was an unexpected bonus. Fantastic!

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Richmond, Virginia
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357 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Admission to this Museum includes a guided tour of the adjoining historic (1812) John Wickham House. It is actually a "twofer." Our Wickham House tour was conducted by a young woman, who was exceptional with her knowledge and presentation. The Valentine, itself, is not huge with respect to exhibited materials. However, what is exhibited is presented in a first class... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

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WashingtonDC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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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48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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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