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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 (The cost varies for special exhibitions, free for members.)
  • Tickets are on sale now for The Private Jefferson: From the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
  • 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. Admission is free to VHS members. Learn more about library admission.
  • Virginia House open by appointment only
  • VHS closed New Year's DayEaster Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day 
  • The VHS will close at noon on Thursday, December 15 to thank our staff, volunteers and interns for a job well-done in 2016 and to wish them a happy holiday. 
  • 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

 

Start your journey through the Virginia Historical Society's exhibitions.
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Exhibtions
Our dedicated staff is available to help with your questions and research needs.
Find out more about Visiting to do research
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 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.
Find out more about Facility Rentals
Facilty Rentals
Learn the history of Battle Abbey, from the Confederate Memorial Institute to the Virginia Historical Society
Find out more about History of Battle Abbey
Confederate Memorial Institute