Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 E. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23223- Map It
(804) 257-5400

AAA Editor Notes

Virginia Holocaust Museum is in Shockoe Bottom at 2000 E. Cary St. The museum contains memorabilia, archives, audiovisual presentations and re-creations of scenes related to the Holocaust. Also on-site are a replicated Nuremberg courtroom (the original was the setting of the Nazi International War Crimes Trials of 1945-46) and a re-created, full-size Chor Schul (synagogue) from Kovno, Lithuania. A special exhibit is dedicated to the Ipson family, who fled from the Kovno Ghetto and survived in an underground bunker for 6 months. Visitors can climb into a model of the 9-by-12-foot hiding place, which sheltered 13 people. The Modern Genocide Gallery is open to visitors, though construction is ongoing. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Donations. Not recommended for children ages 0-8.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat.-Sun. 11-5. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, first day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and Christmas.