EXPERIENCE 16,000 years of history in 2 hours FREE to visit OPEN Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5
This award-winning exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history from the earliest artifacts of Native Americans to Virginia at the beginning of the 21st century. In a 10,000-square-foot area, visitors can witness the cultural and historical transformations of the commonwealth as they travel from one gallery to another. Explore the Story of Virginia by selecting a section below.
Solving History's Mysteries: The History Discovery Lab
Organized by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Solving History's Mysteries introduces visitors to the principles and techniques of archaeology. This interactive exhibit offers a broad variety of hands-on activities and focuses on the process of discovery, how we learn, and the important role historic architecture and archaeology play in defining our communities and culture.