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The Story of Virginia
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Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Thursday, December 31, 2020
Daily Museum Admission 

Visit daily 10 am to 5 pm to see current exhibitions including The Story of Virginia and The Virginia Watercolor Society's 41st Annual Exhibition. 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020


Timed Ticket Daily Admission


Daily Admission ticket is good for access to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Please note that Virginia House is only open to the public on select dates for specific events during the year. Daily admission does not provide access to Virginia House.

Admission to the museum is always free for members. Members, please log in to reserve your free ticket. If you are not currently a member and would like to join, please click here.  To purchase a ticket, select a time from the options below or a different date from the drop down at left.

COVID notice

Please note that at this time, pre-registration is required so that we may limit entry to a maximum of 20 guests every 30 minutes to abide by COVID guidelines. 

Construction notices

Please be aware that the VMHC parking lot will not be accessible during construction so we encourage you to take advantage of on street parking or use the VMFA parking deck. The main entrance to the museum is temporarily located on Arthur Ashe Boulevard. The accessible entrance will be through the marked set of double doors at the bottom of the stairs facing the VMFA parking deck. 

A small Museum Shop stand will be located at the Boulevard entrance. For a full selection of merchandise, please visit the online shop


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Please affirm the following before completing your purchase:
- I understand that all ticket sales are final and non-transferable.
- I understand that full payment is required at the time of reservation. My credit card will be charged when I click "Accept" on the confirmation page.
- I understand that regular photography and filming at the VMHC may incidentally capture my image and that of my guest(s). By accessing the property, I grant the VMHC permission to utilize my (our) image, appearance, and statements in audio, video, or photographic form without further authorization or compensation.
- I understand that the VMHC is private property and I agree to abide by the museum’s Guest Rules & Regulations (available at VirginiaHistory.org/GuestRules).

COVID-19 Considerations:

We are going to great length to keep you and our team safe; we ask you to do the same. Please affirm the following before purchasing a ticket and planning to visit:
- I understand that all guests must bring and wear a face covering/mask when in the museum.
- I (and my fellow guests) will give best effort to maintain a safe distance from others not in my party, and will not touch exhibits, objects, etc.
- I understand that my experience at the VMHC will be affected by current safety protocols, including the removal of touchable/interactive elements of exhibitions, a modified retail experience, a required one-way tour path, and reduced seating and restroom access.
- I will not come to the museum if I (or my fellow guests) have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms similar to those associated with COVID-19.
- I understand that I attend a public venue and place of gathering like the VMHC at my own risk.

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