The Valentine Richmond History Center239 Votes Currently 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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48.88% 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
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The Valentine Richmond History Center Reviews & Ratings
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.
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!
Beautiful historic museum. The tour is about 55 minutes and is very informative. They also have nice gift shop, back garden, and a sculpture studio.
I've lived a short walk away from The Valentine for several months, but I always thought it was just a house based on the main photo here. I didn't realize the depth of detail that encompasses the museum's interior. It's really Richmond history brought to life. Definitely a must visit for any resident or visitor.
Special Tip: Make sure to visit the cellar of the actual Valentine house!! There were a couple of things I really loved about the museum. First, their permanent installation about Richmond history is incredibly well planned; I especially enjoyed their structured flow to the exhibit. The museum remains critical of its (and Richmond's) own history while continuing to look to the future and expose the stories that deserve telling. Yet another example of this commitment is their current exhibit: Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion. This exhibit provides a conversation for the community with the community on what restorative justice looks like for the city. In an age of political divisiveness, it was heart warming to see such a rich conversation toward amends that benefits all.