History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

Alexandria Archaeology Museum

Learn about the archaeological resources that are important to Alexandria, Virginia’s past. At the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, groups will become fascinated by Alexandria’s history through exhibits and hands-on activities. 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. 703-746-4399. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Freedom Museum

10600 Harry J. Parrish Blvd., Manassas, VI 20110. 703-393-0660. Explore the American museum that honors veterans and citizens who contributed to national freedom including exhibits on The National Guard 29th Division on DDay and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Free/Suggested donation.

Museum of the Confederacy

1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219. 804-649-1861. Explore three floors of exhibits with artifacts, manuscripts, and photographs from the Confederate States. Fee.

Nauticus / The Battleship Wisconsin

1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510. 757-664-1000. Visit a maritime themed museum with a variety of changing exhibits. Features a guided tour through the Battleship Wisconsin. Fee.

The Valentine

1015 East Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219. 804-649-0711. See textiles, costumes, artifacts, and more at the museum founded by Mann S. Valentine Jr., the man behind the health tonic Valentine’s Meat Juice. Tours are also available for the 1812 John Wickham House, where groups can learn about the 19th century. Fee/Free.