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Richmond, Virginia
Fri, August 4 - Mon, August 7, 2017
National Lighthouse Day Weekend External Event Page
Richmond,
Venue: Cape Henry Lighthouse
Cape Henry Lighthouse will be hosting National Lighthouse Day Weekend August 4 -7. This year marks the 225th anniversary of the lighting of Cape Henry Lighthouse and they will be commemorating the milestone with dune talks that feature STEM topics, such as navigation, geology, mathematics and the weather, tours of the lighthouse and a scavenger hunt all weekend long. Cape Henry Lighthouse will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.
General Admission: $0-$10
For more information, please call 757-422-9421 or email capehenry@preservationvirginia.org.
Richmond, Virginia
Art
1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Historic House
Agecroft Hall, an historic 15th century Tudor manor house, was dismantled and rebuilt in 1926 on 23 acres of gardens and grounds overlooking the James River.
Richmond, Virginia
Culture, History, Library
The mission of the Masonic Library and Museum is to preserve, collect, and exhibit Masonic items and to assist with researching the history of Freemasonry and Freemasons in Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
American Canal Society in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
History
Richmond, Virginia
History, Military
The U.S. Marine Raider Museum, The Military Knife and Bayonet Museum, and the Monument Avenue Museum are all housed in the architecturally significant 1817 Federal Mansion, "Columbia," listed on the National Register.
Richmond, Virginia
Art, University
The Anderson Gallery is the art museum for Virginia Commonwealth University. The Anderson Gallery has become one of the most important venues for contemporary art in the Southeast and is known for its extensive permanent collection.
Richmond, Virginia
Archaeology, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
This organization of avocational and professional archaeologists is dedicated to the preservation of the past through volunteer activities and public education.
Richmond, Virginia
Art, Children's, Culture
Art Works represents over 100 Virginia artists as well as national and international artists in monthly shows. There are 75 studios and 5 galleries at Art Works. Many artists work in their studios; some use their studios as mini-galleries. The public is welcome to spend an afternoon viewing art, visiting with artists and can even see art being made.
Richmond, Virginia
Art
Artspace is a non-profit gallery for the visual and performing arts, promoting the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. The gallery offers frequent changing exhibitions.
Richmond, Virginia
Culture, History
Richmond's museum of Jewish history and culture. The site includes four exhibition galleries with a permanent exhibition "Commonwealth and Community-The Jewish Experience in Virginia"
Richmond, Virginia
Culture, History
Richmond, Virginia
History
Capitol Square Preservation Council in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Art
Carpenter Center for the Peforming Arts in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Chesterfield, Virginia
History
Chesterfield County Museum in Chesterfield, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Chesterfield, Virginia
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The society maintains four historical buildings dating from 1817 to 1892 including Magnolia Grange (1822 plantation), the County Museum with five galleries of Chesterfield history, an 1892 jail with police and fire department exhibits and a gift shop. (The jail at this time is closed for maintenance.)
Richmond, Virginia
Art, Children's, Nature Centers, Science
Adventure and entertainment abound as children learn through interactive play - sit in an eagle's nest, explore a cave, tinker in the inventor's lab, and more. SOL based and great family fun.
Richmond, Virginia
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Cole Digges, a Revolutionary War hero, built his house in Richmond in 1805. Renovated in 1995, the building now houses the statewide offices of Preservation Virginia, which are open by appointment. The Cole Digges House is located in the Historic Franklin Street District of Richmond.
Glen Allen, Virginia
Art
The center encourages and supports excellence, diversity and vitality in the visual, literary and performing arts.
Richmond, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Art, Culture, History
Elegba Fokllore Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization that offers a variety of services in cultural arts programming and communications. Providing educational opportunities through the arts, its purposes are to bring to communities a deeper understanding of the rich diversity of its own cultural traditions and to encourage participation in those traditions.
Richmond, Virginia
Elmira Shelton House in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Executive Mansion is the oldest continually occupied governor’s residence built for that purpose in the United States. The Mansion serves as a home for Virginia's Governors, a place for public events and is also open at certain times for visitors. The current residents of the Executive Mansion are Governor Robert F. McDonnell and his family.
Richmond, Virginia
Culture, History, Specialized
The Fed Experience is a free educational museum brought to you by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Simulations and interactive exhibits take you on a journey that explores the power of your decisions on your quality of life, the impact of your choices on the economy, and the role of the Federal Reserve in the economy.
Richmond, Virginia
Art, Culture, History
Visit www.folkart.org, the site contains background information on the society, reprints 20 articles from the Folk Art Messenger, conference information, index, quarterly calendar of exhibitions in U.S. and abroad.
Richmond, Virginia
History
Richmond, Virginia
Library
Grand Lodge of Virginia Library & Museum in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Art
The center is a full service visual arts center offering classes for all ages in a variety of media and low cost studio space to artists. Exhibitions include works by established and emerging artists. The Hand Workshop sponsors the annual Craft and Design Show each November.
Henrico, Virginia
Henrico Co. Historic Preservation Museum Srvs. in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Historical Society
Henrico County Historical Society in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Holly Brook Plantation in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Cemetery, History
Hollywood is the oldest active cemetery in the Richmond area and is the final resting place for Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler, 25 Civil War generals and 18,000 Confederate soldiers.
Richmond, Virginia
Park
James River Park Visitor in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Planetarium, Science, Specialized
Jefferson Planetarium, Richmond Public Schools in Richmond, VA is operated by the Thomas Jefferson High School staff. Please contact then directly for more information concerning public programs available at the school.
Richmond, Virginia
Culture, History, Historic House
The home, built by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1790, is an outstanding example of Federal architecture retaining many of its original features. It contains a rich collection of memorabilia and Marshall family objects.
Richmond, Virginia
History, Library
The center is a museum in a classroom providing hands-on children's programming and exhibits on 17th century culture.
Richmond, Virginia
Last Stop Gallery in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Botanical Garden
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to bring you the best in horticultural display for each season. The more than 30 acres of gardens includes the Henry M.
Richmond, Virginia
History, Library
Dedicated to the collection and preservation of the records of the Commonwealth. Spanning nearly 400 years of history, the collections consist of 114 million archival items including 1.7 million books, serials, federal documents, audiovisuals, and maps as well as photos, family histories and more. The Library mounts exhibitions and sponsors lectures.
Richmond, Virginia
Culture, History, Historic House, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Maggie L. Walker was a progressive and talented African American and the first woman to found and be president of a chartered bank. The site includes a visitor center and her home, which is restored to its 1930s appearance with original family pieces.
Chesterfield, Virginia
Magnolia Grange Museum House in Chesterfield, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Science
Mathematics and Science Center Fndn. in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Maymont  Organization Web Page
Richmond, Virginia
Aquarium, Arboretum, Botanical Garden, History, Historic House, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Zoo
A Gilded Age Estate in Richmond, Virginia
. Maymont House Museum
. 100-acre Estate & Park
. Italian & Japanese Gardens
. Arboretum
. Carriage Collection
. Nature Center
. Wildlife Exhibits
. Children's Farm

Step through the gates of Maymont and enter a world of timeless elegance and natural beauty.
Richmond, Virginia
History
Meadow Farm Museum in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
History, Historic House, Military
Come explore the Museum's three floors of galleries containing the world's most comprehensive collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and photographs from the Confederate States of America. Be transported back in time as you wander past "Stonewall" Jackson's forage cap, J.E.B. Stuart's LeMat pistol, and Robert E. Lee's field tent.
Richmond, Virginia
Museums on the Boulevard in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
History
Steam, passenger, freight, caboose equipment and other railroad artifacts are on display near the 1831 birthplace of Virginia railroad operations. Gift shop on premises.
Richmond, Virginia
History
Poe Foundation, Inc. in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The mission of Preservation Virginia is to preserve, promote and serve as an advocate for the state’s irreplaceable historic places for cultural, economic and educational benefits of everyone.
Glen Allen, Virginia
Randolph Museum in Glen Allen, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
History
Reynolds Gallery, Inc. in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
History, Military
During the Civil War Union armies set out to capture Richmond and repeatedly came within a few miles of the city. The park commemorates eleven sites associated with those campaigns, including Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill, Cold Harbor, Fort Harrison, and Drewrey's Bluff.
Richmond, Virginia
Children's, Science
Hundreds of unique hands-on exhibits encourage visitors to have fun while exploring science. The museum features demonstrations, traveling exhibitions, events and drama productions, and IMAX films in Virginia's only IMAX dome.
Richmond, Virginia
Church, Culture, History
The church is home to the John Jasper Memorial Room and Museum which houses a collection of 19th century artifacts. Tours available.
Richmond, Virginia
Church
St. John's Church in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Church
St. Paul's Episcopol Church in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
University
University of Richmond in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Art, Natural History, Science, University
University of Richmond Museums comprises the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, and the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. The museums are home to diverse and fascinating collections and exhibitions of art, artifacts, and natural history specimens. Admission to all museums is free and open to the public.
Richmond, Virginia
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Formerly known as the Valentine Museum, the Valentine Richmond History Center is the only organization dedicated to documenting Richmond's dynamic history and is playing a key role in revitalizing downtown Richmond.
Richmond, Virginia
History
A great museum for history and aviation buffs, exhibits feature Wright Glider replicas and SR-71 Blackbirds. Part of the Science Museum of Virginia.
University Of Richmond, Virginia
Historical Society
Virginia Baptist Historical Society, U of R in University Of Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
History, Military
A 265 site heritage trail that interprets significant Civil War sites throughout Virginia and Maryland.
Richmond, Virginia
History, Historic House, Specialized
The museum covers Virginia fire and police history, collections include antique fire apparatus, photos from 1875 - 1960s, police related items dating from 1790 to the present.
Richmond, Virginia
Historical Society
The Virginia Historical Society was founded in 1831. Like most of the nation's older historical societies, it has always been a private organization; one that derives virtually all its support from membership and endowment. At the organizational meeting in 1831, Chief Justice John Marshall was elected its first president, and former president James Madison was elected its first honorary member.
Richmond, Virginia
Art, Culture, History, Library, Specialized
The Virginia Holocaust Museum was founded in 1997 by Mark E. Fetter, L. Al Rosenbaum, and one of Richmond’s youngest Holocaust survivors, Jay M. Ipson, in an effort to preserve and educate people on the atrocities of the Holocaust of World War II. The Museum had a singular mission, “Teaching Tolerance Through Education.”
Richmond, Virginia
History, Historic House
Overlooking the James River, this 12th century home was transported from England to Richmond in 1925, redesigned and rebuilt by Ambassador and Mrs. Alexander Weddell.
Richmond, Virginia
Art, History
With a collection of art that spans the globe and more than 5,000 years, plus a wide array of special exhibitions, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is recognized as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States.
Richmond, Virginia
History
Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Capitol was the first Neoclassical building in America, the Rotunda holds the life sized stature of George Washington.
Richmond, Virginia
History, Military
The memorial lists the names of Virginians who made the supreme sacrifice and all of those who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf.
Richmond, Virginia
Wilton House Museum in Richmond, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Richmond, Virginia
Historic House
Built for Bolling Haxall himself, this house was modernized in the 1880's by the Woman's Club of Richmond. The auditorium in the rear was designed by Richmond architect Charles M. Robinson.