The Valentine Richmond History CenterCurrently Closed
- Address: 1015 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219, 23219, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8046490711
- Fax: +1-9078355462
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums
No other museum celebrates Richmond as accurately as the Valentine Richmond History Centre. Chronicling over 400 years of Richmond’s history through everyday articles, the museum has the largest collection of exhibits all of and from a single city. What is now a museum was previously the residence of the Valentine clan. The last occupants of the mansion, businessman Mann Valentine Jr. and his brother Edward Valentine, the famous sculptor, wanted to donate their mansion as a museum to preserve and display the rich history of Richmond. The studio is Edward Valentine is one of the few studios of the 19th century open to the public.
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49.79% of people who visit Richmond include The Valentine Richmond History Center in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
53.33% of people start their The Valentine Richmond History Center visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see The Valentine Richmond History Center
85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Valentine Richmond History Center
Our tour guide Jim was fantastic- very knowledgeable of the area and was able to answer so many of our questions. He led a group of young adults from St. Paul's Episcopal Church around downtown- explaining the general and faith-based history of Richmond, which can often go hand in hand. We would highly recommend going on any tour with the Valentine, especially with Jim!
This Museum was a great experience. There was a good gift shop inside with a good selection. There was over 100,000 items out on exhibit here. They are constantly updating the exhibits. The staff is extremely friendly and has a great deal of knowledge that they share with you if you have any questions. They exhibits are presented in a very elegant way. This Museum encompasses three buildings on this street.
This museum captures the rich history of Richmond. They always have unique and interesting exhibits rotating through. If you live in Richmond, you definitely NEED to visit The Valentine. If you are just passing through, this is a great place to add to your itinerary because it will tell you the stories of this amazing city. Look into their walking tours which are also packed full of fun stories about the various neighborhoods, each with their own unique character. And if you need to shop for gifts, their shop is always stocked full of fantastic local gift items.
I only visited it once but wish I could visit it again. Lots of lovely art in a wonderful 1812 house. If visiting Richmond a must see. One of the many historical houses that MUST be visited when in the city.
Absolutely amazing experience everytime. Wonderful venue for events and the staff is brilliant in assisting with the coordination. Great place for Richmond History with a charming location. Can't miss #rva tourist spot. Miss the big museums and spend the day discovering our hidden gems!