"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Experience the nation’s most popular toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life.

Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s

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Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard, Richmond
Virginia 23220
Directions to the Virginia Historical Society
Monday-Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10–5 (Galleries and museum shop)
Admission free

Admission and visiting hours

  • FREE to visit museum (The cost varies for special exhibitions, free for members.)
  • Tickets are on sale now for Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s
  • FREE parking on site
  • Our building is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Galleries and museum shop open daily: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Library open Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free to VHS members. Learn more about library admission.
  • Virginia House open by appointment only
  • VHS closed New Year's DayEaster Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day 
  • Library closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Virginia History Day (April 22), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve Day
  • Please note:  The library will be closed on April 22, 2017.  Please contact reference@vahistorical.org if you have any questions.


Our dedicated staff is available to help with your questions and research needs.
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Virginia House was formerly an English manor house that was relocated to Richmond in 1925.
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