Learn more about the holocaust by viewing our collection.
Saturday & Sunday: 11am–5pm
Closed New Years Day, Easter, First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve
The Virginia Holocaust Museum is always free and open to the public
2000 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
Free parking is provided for museum guests in our lot on Cary Street
Buses may park...
Ways to Support
Due to your generous support the Virginia Holocaust Museum is able to remain free and open to the public.
Message from the Director
Dr. Waitman W. Beorn
elcome to the Virginia Holocaust Museum! We look forward to your visit. The VHM was established on this location in 2003 to educate the public on the Holocaust and genocide and to serve as a site for preservation of artifacts. In addition, we are committed to offering a wide variety of public programs that give the Virginia community an opportunity to learn more about both the Holocaust and the genocide. We also host traveling exhibits so be sure to come back.
Why is there a Holocaust museum in Virginia? First, our museum exists to tell the story of the Holocaust but also to remember the many survivors who settled in the Commonwealth and their family members who did not survive the Holocaust. You will find their stories throughout the museum.
It is also important that we have an official Holocaust museum in our state because the Holocaust reminds us of both past genocides and the genocides that unfortunately continue today in places like Sudan and Iraq. I hope that learning about the Holocaust will cause you to reflect on what causes genocide and how you can help to respond and prevent it.
Finally, I hope that you will consider a donation to the museum. We are one of the only Holocaust museums in the country that does not charge admission because we want to offer access to anyone who wants to visit. Therefore, your contribution, no matter the size, is a vital support in allowing us to accomplish our mission. Thank you for your visit to the site and we look forward to seeing you in the museum.
Best, Waitman Wade Beorn, PhD
Executive Director, Virginia Holocaust Museum
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