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Limited parking at the VHS due to construction

Please arrive in time to find parking in the VMFA deck, in the lot behind St Mark’s Church on Colonial Avenue, or on the street.

Explore Virginia history with VHS programming. Ranging from award-winning speakers at our Banner Lecture series to our family activities, our calendar of events includes programming for everyone.

The VHS offers tickets to selected events online. Simply select an event, purchase available tickets using a credit card, and receive confirmation of your registration by email. Please note that some events are only open to VHS members. Register for selected VHS events online

Are you a VHS member? Members receive free or discounted tickets to many of our events, including our monthly Banner Lecture series. Learn more about members-only events.


From lectures and classes to teacher workshops and family activities, VHS has something for everyone.
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Explore Virginia history with VHS programming. We have something for everyone!
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