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The Valentine

1015 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1527
+1 804-649-0711
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The Valentine

This is so worth visiting and a definite recommendation. Great, informative, well done displays in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlene F
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Local Richmond History Museum

This museum concentrates on Richmond history, including a number of pieces collected by the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
mcdh4561
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1015 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1527
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is so worth visiting and a definite recommendation. Great, informative, well done displays in the museum. Guided tour of the Wickham/Valentine home is awesome. Some original furnishings and artifacts. Others are period pieces. Rooms beautifully restored with noteworthy architectural details.

Thank Charlene F
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This museum concentrates on Richmond history, including a number of pieces collected by the Valentine family during the 19th century. Many of the most interesting pieces are small personal items once owned by Richmond and Virginia citizens. The staff is quite nice, and the museum...More

Thank mcdh4561
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Really nice if compact display, tells a lot of Richmond's story, with some nice side displays on jazz. The cellar was unexpectedly nice as a space to explore. Also, the sculpture display was very educational. Reasonable $5 fee, and free parking, quite cool for a...More

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

If you want to know about Richmond history, this place is for you. Exhibits were engaging and wide-ranging. I loved the city map on the floor in one of the first floor galleries. My favorite was a fashion exhibit...of very unusual fashion. The tour of...More

Thank jct263
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Granted we were there in mid January, but the house is amazing and our guide was great. She was an art history major and that added greatly to the tour. The house is a great example of showing off your wealth.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We went here on a free day. It would not have been worth the admission price to my wife and I otherwise but to some it would be I am sure. A lot of local history stuff in a wide range of areas. The home...More

Thank SDeuker
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I ended up at the Valentine for a business event. It was amazing! I can't get over how much Richmond history is packed into it! I really loved the bilingual exhibit and the textile exhibit. Definitely worth a visit!!

Thank Lakegrlva
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a very old and very historic museum. It is rich in history and sits in a very historic part of Richmond. There is a fee to visit but it is well worth it. There are also tons of places that are really good...More

Thank Carrie L
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is an interesting museum, in part because much of it is still being brought back to its earlier days; a painting on the wall and pieces of wall paper being discovered under various coats of paint. This is one of the few museums we...More

Thank Patricia K
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Growing up in Richmond, I was familiar with the historical homes and buildings while there. After being away for many years, and home to visit my aunt, we decided to go to the Valentine (it has been 20-30 years since the last visit). We went...More

Thank JohnOfSouthCharlotte
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Admission is $10 per person and $8 for Seniors and Students Military and Children are FREE. We also have various discounts available such as AAA, etc.
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