The Valentine Richmond History CenterCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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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50.1% 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
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.
After visiting many other wedding venues in Richmond, The Valentine ended up being an easy decision for us. Its location in the heart of the city, combined with the beautiful garden, made it the perfect combination of urban & bohemian. It was also super convenient to out of town guests staying at the Hilton & Linden Row Inn. We were even able to provide our guests with guided tours of the museum during cocktail hour. Peggy, the events coordinator, was very nice and pleasant to work with - though I do recommend having your own day-of coordinator to partner with her on last minute logistics - especially if you need a rain plan. The only down-side/surprise of choosing The Valentine was that the rental fee seemed really reasonable upfront, but when you add in tent rentals and catering (you can only choose from a list of three approved caterers) it ended up being more expensive than we originally anticipated. Other than that, I highly recommend an event at the Valentine!
A wonderful collection of Richmond history. The staff is helpful and friendly. A must-see if you're visiting the city!
The valentine museum has a very interesting historical background and artifacts. The house of Valentine tour is also worth a try!
Good place, knowledgeable staff. Take the tour.