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Virginia Historical Society

428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.0)
Value: 4.5 (4.5)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 3.5 (3.5)
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Located in Richmond's Museum District, the Virginia Historical Society boasts an exhaustive collection of the commonwealth's Civil War memorabilia, including books, newspapers, photographs, business and genealogical records -- even sheet music.  In other words, for museum-goers curious about Civil War history -- you just might have hit the jackpot.

Recent guests -- who appear to all be history junkies, admittedly -- can't stop gushing over the warm staff, the informative (and frequently updated) exhibits, and even the super-clean bathrooms. "If you want to understand Virginia's history," writes one TripAdvisor user, "plan on spending 2-3 hours in their exhibit."

You can visit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays the gallery and gift shop is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (but the library is closed). The museum and library are free to visit. Go to the Virginia Historical Society's official website for more information.

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