Virginia Museum of History & Culture

428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 - United States





The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society — a private, non-profit organization established in 1831. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.


Our long-term exhibition, the “Story of Virginia,” occupies more than 10,500 and offers the most comprehensive look at Virginia’s rich history. The exhibit presents visitors with new ways to explore the connections between different eras in Virginia history. It consists almost entirely of original artifacts and historical documents, supplemented with audiovisuals, short films, and graphics. The exhibit is featured on, making it readily available to those interested from afar.


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