Explore Virginia’s past through exhibitions that feature authentic historical objects, hands-on experiences, and multimedia presentations.
Experience history through a variety of exhibitions currently on display.
Wondering what fascinating topics the VMHC will cover in the upcoming months? Get a sneak peek at exhibitions coming soon.
The Story of Virginia
Reserve tickets to visit the museum, view exhibitions and special displays, and explore the ever-evolving culture and history of Virginia. Daily Museum Admission: $0.00 to $10.00.
Book a Field Trip
School groups love to experience the museum in person. Our education staff hosts students from elementary through high school with age appropriate tours.
Our award-winning HistoryConnects programs provide the opportunity to experience a museum educator-led program from any distance for both students and lifelong learners.
Virtual Exhibition Tours
Not able to make it to the museum?
We often create online tours of current exhibitions. Recordings of all of our online tours, including past exhibitions, are available for anyone to view at a distance. Our signature exhibition, The Story of Virginia, is a great place for a primer on Virginia history.
Locally or internationally, the VMHC’s traveling exhibitions bring our exciting collections and exhibitions into your community. There are a variety of different types of shows including panel shows for smaller spaces and larger shows including artifacts for larger venues.
The VMHC regularly collaborates with other organizations to bring new stories and experiences to the public. A few past examples can be seen below. Varying in size, content, and duration, these partner displays showcase how history matters across the Commonwealth.
Intersecting History Museum Crawl
Organized by Initiatives of Change USA, Intersecting History is a coalition of museums and community historians that seek to intersect diverse histories to form a more just and inclusive public memory in an increasingly polarized society. The premier feature of the coalition is the annual “museum crawl” where attendees visit participating locations to explore new narratives they may not typically experience regarding race, justice, and public memory.
All In Together
The VMHC was excited to partner with Virginia artists Hamilton Glass and Matt Lively on this collaborative project that featured multiple murals around Richmond showcasing the creativity and resilience of Virginians.