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“Very interesting place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Virginia Historical Society

Virginia Historical Society
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For more than 180 years, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has been connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. The VHS-a history museum and research library-features award winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. The Society is the only museum with all of Virginia's history under one roof-all centuries, all regions, and all topics are covered. Although designated the Official State Historical Society, the VHS is a privately funded non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its operations. The VHS is located at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond's Museum District. Admission is free. Galleries and museum shop open every day: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Library open Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children
Hopewell, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very interesting place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

I enjoyed this place very much. There is a lot to see. History Center is a place for residents and tourists to discover the stories that tell the history of Virginia. There is a small display of Edward Valentine's busts. The small garden is lovely and parking was easy. You should go.

Thank Patsy S
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Richmond, VA
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“History abounds here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

Always a great exhibit to go with the regular exhibits. Very interesting gift shop. Worth a stop when you are visiting VA Museum of Fine Arts

Visited November 2012
Thank DebsterRichmond
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Bridgewater NJ USA
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647 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Lots of history! Presented in a visitor friendly way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Being from NJ, we wanted to learn more about VA history and this was the place to do it. Great exhibits with lots of information about various aspects of VA history. There is currently an exhibit about the White House photographers from the last 50 years from Kenney to Obama. The photos are outstanding. The video is long, so don't think it will be over in a few minutes..it's about an hour! The VA part was broken down into many categories from business and trade to the Civil War to Civil Rights, etc. Allow about 3 hours. The front is not the front...the entrance is around back! Nice giftshop!

Visited May 2013
1 Thank giftedelaine
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Central Virginia
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

Love all the Virginia history. Great place to visit for families as they have a number of hands-on activities for children especially the "discovering history" lab.

Visited June 2012
Thank abeachbum07
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

We hadn't intended to go here, but were glad we did. The staff were wonderful, the treasures many and well-displayed, & you can watch the restoration of the famous mural of the seasons of the Civil War.

Visited April 2013
Thank valbill071
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