History, Art, Architecture & Culture in Richmond VA
The Richmond region has museums for lovers of art, architecture, history and culture. The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, a permanent repository for visual, oral and written records and artifacts commemorating the lives and accomplishments of Blacks in Virginia, also serves as a resource on the many facets of Black history through exhibitions, discussions and celebrations. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is a world-class museum that is free to the public 365 days a year, for permanent collections, community hub with happy hours and dancing and one of the best places to picnic in RVA. The Valentine tells the unique story of Richmond through the eyes of its citizens. Literary giant Edgar Allan Poe’s spirit lives on through extensive artifacts and archives, and the ever-popular Unhappy Hours at the Poe Museum. Explore America’s Civil War through Union, Confederate and African-American perspectives at the American Civil War Museum and White House of the Confederacy.