"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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A reassessment of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, who have come to symbolize the two nations that fought the Civil War.

Grant and Lee


Featuring award-winning speakers, tours, and family activities, our calendar of events offers a variety of entertaining and educational programming for all ages and interest levels.

Enjoy our wide range of programming

Limited parking at the VHS due to construction

Please arrive in time to find parking in the VMFA deck, in the lot behind St. Mark’s Church on Colonial Avenue, or on the street.


Explore Virginia history with VHS programming. We have something for everyone!
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