Virginia Holocaust Museum Info
New Visiting Guidelines:
We are happy to announce that the only museum in Richmond that employs the history of the Holocaust and other genocides to educate and inspire Virginians to fight prejudice and indifference, will re-open on Monday, July 6, 2020!
Following guidelines set forth by medical professionals and Governor Ralph Northam, the Virginia Holocaust Museum will require masks for entry to the museum. We are also asking guests to sign a mandatory waiver and register to enter the museum, which can be done below.
As a safety precaution, we will limit the number of guests in the museum at one time. And, once in the museum, please practice safe social distancing. Signs and floormats have been placed throughout the museum to remind our guests of spacing.
Sign Up Instructions
- Use the Sign Up link to choose a specific day and time to visit the museum. (times are organized by the hour)
- Click the green ‘sign up’ button next to the hour slot you want to sign up for.
- Fill out your name, email, and phone number to reserve a spot.
- You will receive a confirmation email when you complete the form.
Please note you will be asked to complete a mandatory waiver prior to registering.
The Museum is free and open to the public.
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am–5:00pm
Location and Parking
2000 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223 (Located in Richmond's historic Shockoe Bottom)
The Museum offers free off street parking directly across from the Museum on Cary Street.
The museum does provide parking for school/tour busses. Large passenger vehicles are asked to park in our lower (Dock St) lot, behind the Flood Wall. This lot is accessed from 21st Street, south of Cary.
The museum is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve
VHM closes at 1PM the day before Thanksgiving.
If you have any questions about visiting the Museum please contact Guest Services at 804.257.5400 ext. 238.
Due to the graphic nature of the Museum, it is not recommended for children under Grade 6. The museum is handicapped accessible.
Mission of the Museum
The Virginia Holocaust Museum preserves and documents the Holocaust in exhibits and its archival collections. Through the permanent exhibit, educational programming, and outreach, the museum employs the history of the Holocaust and other genocides to educate and inspire future generations of Virginians to fight prejudice and indifference.
The Patricia R. Sporn Museum Shop
The Patricia R. Sporn Museum Shop offers a wide selection of books and DVDs about the Holocaust and other genocides in order to encourage visitors to expand their knowledge about these atrocities, their victims and their survivors. Visitors will also find an assortment of posters, postcards, small souvenirs and Judaica items. The Patricia R. Sporn Museum Shop is open during Museum hours.
Accessibility Guides and Resources
Onsite Resources Available for Use at the Desk
Lightweight stools are available to borrow from the VHM's front desk at no cost. Visitors may bring the stools around the Museum with them for easier access to seating.
Noise Reduction Headphones
Noise reduction headphones are available to borrow from the VHM's front desk at no cost. These resources are also available during all public programs. Use the online resources to help plan and prepare for your visit to the VHM.
The Virginia Holocaust Museum is committed to making the Museum accessible to all.
The social narrative provides an illustrated,step-by-step guide on what to expect during a visit to the VHM. Use the social narrative to prepare for your visit and chance in routine. View Packet
The sensory guide is an illustrated overview of the different areas of the VHM. For each section of the Museum, it lists highlights, noise level, rules about touching and eating, and wheelchair accessibility.View Guide