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The Valentine, Richmond

4.3
#10 of 26 in Museums in Richmond
The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s 400-year history for over a century. Located in the heart of historic downtown, the Valentine is a place for residents and tourists to discover the diverse stories that tell the broader history of this important region.

A comprehensive program of exhibitions, tours, special events, research opportunities, school programs and other public programs engage the broadest audience in an ongoing dialogue about the significance and relevance of the city's history.

Admission includes 2 hours of parking, a guided tour of the 1812 Wickham House, access to all exhibition galleries and a self-guided tour of the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio.
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  • I love learning about the history of where ever I am, so I have enjoyed this museum since moving here 3 years ago. It tells many stories of Richmond, where it came from and where it's going -- includi...  more »
  • Although the Valentine is billed as a museum of Richmond's history, the focus is on one residence and a few families who lived there before and after the Civil War. There is very little information ab...  more »
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  • If you have not taken the time after the Valentines remodel you must stop by. The flow of the museum and the wonderful Richmond exhibits are enough alone to enjoy. The changing exhibits are always well advertised and have never been disappointing. A great museum tucked away in the middle of Downtown Richmond. A must visit for every Richmonder and visitor to Richmond. Enjoy!
  • Very nice museum in Richmond. Touring the Wikham house was also very nice. We especially enjoyed the giant rifle that was once on a gun shop. The gift shop also has some very unique items that I've not seen anywhere else. Certainly worth a visit.
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