Richmond >Valentine Richmond History Center
1015 E Clay St, Richmond, VA | Directions 2321937.54195 -77.431247
M Closed, Tu-Sa 10am-5pm, Su 12pm-5pm (Closed on Mondays except major Monday holidays. Research appointments are accepted by request.)
Neighborhoods: Capitol District
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Buy one admission, get one free of equal or lesser value. The Valentine Richmond History Center is located in the historic Court End neighborhood in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Anchored by the Wickham House (1812), the museum offers self-guided exhibition galleries, the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio, a research library (by appointment only), a gift shop (open daily) and Sally Bell?s Kitchen (Monday - Friday only from 11-2 pm; indoor and outdoor seating).
Tie the corset and rustle the bustle: Lifestyles of days gone by are captured and preserved at this gem of a museum. – What to Expect
You can't get a good idea of how Richmonders used to live simply by going through Grandma's attic. That's why the Valentine Museum, tucked away in downtown Richmond, puts it all into perspective--one quick tour proves that our city's history is glorious. The main museum features clothing, toys, collectibles and other snippets that color a picture life gone by--the old Miller & Rhodes sign is even here, as is a collection of photos of the city that will enthrall longtime residents.
Check out the "Signs of the Times" room, which displays vintage neon signs. This museum also boasts the largest textile collection in the South. Top off your visit with a tour of the 1812 Wickham House next door to the museum. The house used to belong to a prominent Richmond attorney and gives an insider's view to an elitist's lifestyle in historical Richmond.
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