Explore more than 16,000 years of Virginia history under one roof
Discover all that Virginia has to offer during your visit to the Virginia Historical Society.
Great museum - lots to learn - something for everyone.
At the VHS, you can see such items as Patrick Henry's eye glasses, an electric streetcar that ran on the first electric streetcar system in the world, gold buttons worn by Pocahontas, the only passenger Kline Kar still in existence, a twelve-foot-tall plaster statue of Arthur Ashe, love letters written by Robert E. Lee, a late nineteenth-century horse-drawn hearse, a 7.5-foot-long musket used to protect a family in a 1644 Indian attack, a seventeenth-century dugout canoe, a 1946 Wurlitzer Jukebox, George Washington's diary, and so much more!
A Must See For Virginia and American History
Headquartered in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, the VHS is both a museum and a research library. More than 180 years old, the Virginia Historical Society features award-winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. The society is the only museum with all of Virginia's history under one roof—all centuries, all regions, and all topics covered.