Open Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM*

Open Time

WED - SAT: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday & Holidays: Closed

About Our Museum

The mission of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) is to provide, develop, and partner, in the creation of educational resources, services, and opportunities to promote and advance understanding of the history and culture of Black people and African Americans in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

We do this by telling the inspirational stories that are often untold and or forgotten. We present these stories in the full context of American history so that there is a greater understanding of our history, leading to a more diverse and inclusive society. 

Plan A Visit


Adults: $10
Seniors/Students w/ID: $8
Children 4-12: $6
Children under 4: Free
Military Discount: 10%

To purchase tickets in advance,
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Contact Mary Lauderdale,
[email protected]
(804) 780-9093.


122 West Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Effective Immediately

The BHMVA is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment.

In keeping with the latest recommendations from the CDC and VDH, the BHMVA visitor policy regarding COVID – 19
and its variants has been updated as follows:

  • Masks are not required. Masks are available at the front desk upon request.
  •  The staff is fully vaccinated.
  • Please wear vinyl gloves when touching the screens (provided by BHMVA).
Members Event, Multiple Dates

Freedom Fridays — June

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm / BHMRVA
AAF Invitation Final

Preservation Virginia Research Presentation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm / Black History Museum
Members Event, Multiple Dates

Freedom Fridays — July

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm / BHMRVA
Members Event, Multiple Dates

Freedom Fridays — August

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm / BHMRVA

We Want to Hear from You!

The Valentine Museum is collecting anonymous feedback on Richmond’s monuments and public art to inform our exhibits, programming, and community engagement. 

Museum Highlights

In addition to our permanent exhibitions, we feature new exhibitions several times a year.


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