A reassessment of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, who have come to symbolize the two nations that fought the Civil War.
Our new galleries are free and open to the public. Current exhibitions include the Memorial Military Murals by Charles Hoffbauer and Landscapes of Virginia.
The gallery renovation is one part of our $38 million Story of Virginia Campaign, of which more than $34 million has been committed. Learn more about other exciting exhibitions coming soon.
“A Must See For Virginia and American History”
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Our galleries are partially open during renovations. You may still explore our exhibitions by viewing our online signature exhibition, The Story of Virginia, or by visiting our traveling exhibitions at other venues throughout the state.
“Great visit for the entire family”
The collections are available online and in our reading room for researchers, genealogists, educators, and students to use. From fossils to 21st century documents and artifacts, explore your history today.
“Great Library and Exhibits”
With an active calendar of events with something for all ages and a wealth of online features, especially our Virginia History Explorer, there are plenty of ways to connect with your history.
Connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia