See You Soon

We are currently closed for construction but look forward to welcoming you back in July. In the meantime, use our site to plan your future visit or experience Virginia history through our digital programming now. 

VMHC building at an angle with large green trees in foreground


The VMHC is currently closed for construction. A limited number of museum galleries will reopen on July 1, and we are excited to begin offering in-person programming over the summer. We will continue to offer a robust variety of virtual events and digital programs as well. While we are closed, Library staff are happy to answer research questions and inquiries about photocopies of manuscript and print materials at 804.342.9677 or [email protected]. Learn more about VMHC reasearch services.

Google map showing location of VMHC on Arthur Ashe Boulevard

Parking & Facility Information

We are located at the corner of Kensington Avenue and N Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond’s Museum District. Parking is free and the parking lot entrance is on Kensington Avenue. We are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

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View a complete list of Guest Rules & Regulations.


The Museum is committed to accessibility and inclusive experiences for all our guests.

  • Mobility: Our building is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Wheelchairs and other manually operated mobility devices are available.

  • Museums for All: As a proud member of the Museums for All national initiative to make quality museum learning experiences available to everyone, the VMHC offers free admission for low-income families. Guests who present their SNAP or WIC Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card at the Guest Services will receive free admission.

  • Sensory Concerns: The Virginia Museum of History & Culture has partnered with the Autism Society of Central Virginia to provide staff with disability-specific training.

    • To help prepare for your visit to the Museum, view and/or download our Social Narrative here.

    • To help make the experience exploring the VMHC accessible and enjoyable for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or sensory concerns, guests can check out noise-canceling headphones and fidget toys to using during their visit. These items can be checked out for free from the Guest Services desk. Guests who would like to check out headphones or fidgets need to leave a form of ID, which will be returned once the item is returned to the Guest Services desk.