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VIRGINIA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM                  804-257-5400
Fax:       804-257-4314                        
2000 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA  23223

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Located in the American Tobacco Company Warehouse, the Virginia Holocaust Museum was established to teach tolerance through education combat racism and anti-semitism.

The collection consists of authentic, historical objects, documents, photographs, digital files, and oral histories related to and from the Holocaust (1933-1945) and World War II (1939-1945). Although these two time periods are the focus of the collection, the VHM also collects objects from prior to the Holocaust and WWII if they are related to local survivors and liberators, or to events that contributed to the Holocaust. Finally, the collection also encompasses artifacts related to the aftermath of these time periods, including but not limited to the Nuremberg Trials, Displaced Persons Camps, and emigration out of Europe. Although objects in the collection help to tell the broad narrative of the Holocaust, the collection focuses on local Holocaust survivors, liberators, and their families.

PARKING:  Free parking is directly across from the Museum on Cary Street.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION: 80 - 90 ft. sidewalk, accessible to persons with mobility impairments. 

ENTRANCE: On Cary Street, wheelchair accessible.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Located on ground floor. Available without steps.  Doors 36 in. wide, open in.  No turns to enter.  Stall opens in.  19 in. toilet seat height, 9.5 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 31 in.  Unisex or companion assisted rest rooms available.

For guests with hearing impairments, there are amplified audio units.  Written scripts are available.

For guests with visual impairments, there are audio cassettes and portable tape recorders, signs printed with contrasting background on a non-glossy surface. 

GIFT SHOP:  One counter.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Free admission, but donations accepted. Hours:  Mon - Fri 9-5, Sat & Sun 11-5.  Closed New Years Day, Easter, First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve. The VHM closes at 1PM the day before Thanksgiving. 

Due to the graphic nature of the Museum, it is not recommended for children under Grade 6.

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