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Visiting the Museum

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There’s always something new to discover at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture! Visit us throughout the year to explore our exhibitions, conduct research in our library, enjoy exciting events, and engage in the shared story of our community and the Commonwealth.


Please note, as we open with COVID-19 guidelines, advanced purchase of timed-entry tickets is required and groups/parties of 10 or more are not currently permitted. New protocols have been informed by health officials to provide a safe experience. 

  • FREE for members and student groups

  • Adults: $10

  • Seniors (65+): $8

  • Youth (6 – 17): $5

  • Adult Groups (10 or more): not currently available

  • Active Military and Veterans: $8

Admission includes access to all museum exhibitions. Please call the library at 804.342.9687 in advance if you wish to do research at this time.   

As part of the national program, Museums for All, guests who present their SNAP or WIC EBT card or show the EBT app on their phone will receive free admission to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.

Purchase your tickets in advance.


Galleries and Museum Shop – open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Library – open by appointment only

All facilities are closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Location Information

The Museum and Library are located at 428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220. View an interactive map.

Facility Information

Parking is available in our lot located at the rear of the museum. The entrance is at the corner of Kensington Avenue and Shepard Street. View a complete list of Guest Rules & Regulations.


The Museum is committed to accessibility and inclusive experiences for all our guests.

  • Mobility: Our building is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Wheelchairs and other manually operated mobility devices are available.

  • Museums for All: As a proud member of the Museums for All national initiative to make quality museum learning experiences available to everyone, the VMHC offers free admission for low-income families. Guests who present their SNAP or WIC Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card at the Guest Services will receive free admission.

  • Sensory Concerns: The Virginia Museum of History & Culture has partnered with the Autism Society of Central Virginia to provide staff with disability-specific training.

    • To help prepare for your visit to the Museum, view and/or download our Social Narrative here.

    • View our Museum Gallery Guide to learn about sensory-related factors associated with each area of the museum.

    • To help make the experience exploring the VMHC accessible and enjoyable for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or sensory concerns, guests can check out noise-canceling headphones and fidget toys to using during their visit. These items can be checked out for free from the Guest Services desk. Guests who would like to check out headphones or fidgets need to leave a form of ID, which will be returned once the item is returned to the Guest Services desk.

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