"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard, Richmond
Virginia 23220
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Monday-Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10–5 (Galleries and museum shop)
Admission free

Admission and visiting hours

  • FREE to visit museum and library (The cost varies for special exhibitions, free for members.)
  • FREE parking on site
  • Our building is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Galleries and museum shop open daily: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Library open Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Virginia House open by appointment only
  • VHS closed New Year's DayEaster Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day  
  • Library closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve Day

Our third special exhibition, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, opens May 28, 2016. Purchase your tickets now for this special exhibition.

Our dedicated staff is available to help with your questions and research needs.
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Find something for the history lover in your life in the VHS Pusey Museum Shop.
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Pusey Museum Shop
School children of all ages will explore Virginia's history during our guided programs.
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School Groups
Learn about the many tour options available to visiting groups.
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Group Tour
Virginia House was formerly an English manor house that was relocated to Richmond in 1925.
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Virginia House
Are you looking for a location to host your next event? From receptions to corporate meetings, VHS has a space for any event.
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Facilty Rentals
Learn the history of Battle Abbey, from the Confederate Memorial Institute to the Virginia Historical Society
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Confederate Memorial Institute
Whether you are visiting Richmond for a day or staying a week, you will discover that the historic Richmond region is home to many wonderful attractions.
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1913 Map of Richmond