This list of museums in Virginia, United States, contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.
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|Name||Location||County or City||Region||Type||Summary|
|1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse||Smithfield||Isle of Wight||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||History||Restored 1750 county courthouse|
|116th Infantry Regiment and Foundation Museum||Verona||Augusta||Shenandoah Valley||Military||website, history of the 116th Infantry Regiment, a unit of the Virginia Army National Guard|
|A.A.F. Tank Museum||Danville||Danville||Southern||Military||website, international tank and cavalry artifacts|
|Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum||Williamsburg||Williamsburg||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||Folk art and furniture, based on Abby Aldrich Rockefeller's donations of folk art objects, one of Colonial Williamsburg's attractions|
|Abram's Delight Museum||Winchester||Winchester||Shenandoah Valley||Historic house||18th-century house, also 18th-century Valley Cabin located on the grounds|
|Accomac Debtors' Prison||Accomac||Accomack||Eastern Shore||History||Open by appointment|
|Accomack-Northampton Antique Car Museum||Parksley||Accomack||Eastern Shore||Transportation - Automotive|||
|Adam Thoroughgood House||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||17th-century modified hall & parlor house with quaint English cottage architecture & herb & flower gardens.|
|Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County||The Plains||Fauquier||Northern||African American||website, includes a museum, reference, and research library pertaining to the African American way of life.|
|Agecroft Hall||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Historic house||17th-century period Tudor manor house|
|Air Power Park||Hampton||Hampton||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Aviation||Outdoor aircraft and rocket park with museum of aircraft models and artifacts|
|Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Museum||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Local history||website|
|Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Library||Changing exhibits of history, art, culture and more from its collections|
|Aldie Mill||Aldie||Loudoun||Northern||Mill||Restored early 19th-century watermill|
|Alexandria Archaeology Museum||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Archaeology||website, city's archaeological history, how archaeologists work|
|Alexandria Black History Museum||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||African American||website|
|Amherst County Museum and Historical Society||Amherst||Amherst||Central||Local history||website, located in the Kearfott-Wood House|
|American Celebration on Parade||New Market||Shenandoah||Shenandoah Valley||Parade floats||Part of Shenandoah Caverns, collection of parade floats, props, & stage settings from American entertainment & political history|
|American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Civil War||Located at Tredegar Iron Works, interprets the Civil War from Union, Confederate, and African American perspectives|
|American Revolution Museum at Yorktown||Yorktown||York||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Living||website, America's evolution from colonial status to nationhood, includes re-created Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm (used to be Yorktown Victory Center)|
|Andrew Johnston House||Pearisburg||Giles||Blue Ridge Highlands||Open-air||Complex of historic house, doctor's office & historical museum, operated by the Giles County Historical Society|
|Anne Spencer House||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||Historic house||Home of Anne Spencer, a poet of the Harlem Renaissance|
|Antique Fire Engine Museum||Staunton||Staunton||Shenandoah Valley||Firefighting||Antique fire engine, located in the fire station|
|Appomattox County Historical Museum||Appomattox||Appomattox||Central||Local history||Operated by the Appomattox County Historical Society, located in the New Appomattox Court House|
|Appomattox Court House National Historical Park||Appomattox||Appomattox||Central||Civil War||Civil War battle site and location of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, preserves village of original and reconstructed nineteenth century buildings|
|Arlington Historical Museum||Arlington||Arlington||Northern||Local history||Owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society|
|Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial||Arlington||Arlington||Northern||Civil War||Honors Robert E. Lee's military and public leadership in pre- and post-Civil War America, includes 19th-century house, museum and enslaved quarters|
|Armstead Tasker Johnson High School Museum||Montross||Westmoreland||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||African American||History & legacy of education for African American students in the Northern Neck of Virginia|
|Arts Center @ 319||Smithfield||Isle of Wight||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||website|
|Arts Depot||Abingdon||Washington||Blue Ridge Highlands||Art||website, non-profit, community-based art gallery|
|Athenaeum||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Art||Home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, art exhibitions and galleries|
|Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||Dedicated to wildfowl & located in the 19th-century DeWitt Cottage, features displays on decoys & carvers|
|Augusta Military Academy Museum||Fort Defiance||Augusta||Shenandoah Valley||Military||Website, history of the Augusta Military Academy|
|Aviation Historical Park||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Aviation||Outdoor display of military aircraft, open for visitors on a tour of Naval Air Station Oceana|
|Avoca Museum||Altavista||Campbell||Central||Historic house||Victorian period house|
|Bacon's Castle||Surry||Surry||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Also known as "Allen's Brick House" or the "Arthur Allen House", owned and managed by Preservation Virginia|
|Ball-Sellers House||Arlington||Arlington||Northern||Historic house||Owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society, 18th-century house|
|Balthis House||Front Royal||Warren||Shenandoah Valley||Historic house||19th-century house, operated by the Warren Heritage Society|
|Barrier Islands Center||Machipongo||Northampton||Eastern Shore||Local history||Artifacts & exhibits on the Barrier Islands with a look at the hearty people who endured & overcame difficult conditions living there, housed on the former site of the Almshouse Farm|
|Bassett Hall||Williamsburg||Williamsburg||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Part of Colonial Williamsburg|
|Bassett Historical Center||Bassett||Henry||Southern||Local history||website|
|Bath County Historical Society Museum||Warm Springs||Bath||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website|
|Bedford Museum||Bedford||Bedford||Central||Local history||website|
|Belle Air Plantation||Charles City||Charles City||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house|
|Belle Boyd Cottage||Front Royal||Warren||Shenandoah Valley||Historic house||website, operated by the Warren Heritage Society, 19th-century hotel associated with Civil War spy Belle Boyd|
|Belle Grove Plantation||Middletown||Frederick||Shenandoah Valley||Historic house|
|Ben Lomond||Manassas||Prince William||Northern||Civil War||Civil War-period house used as a hospital after both battles of Manassas|
|Berkeley Plantation||Charles City||Charles City||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house|
|Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Religious - Jewish||Richmond and Southern Jewish experience|
|Big Otter Mill||Bedford||Bedford||Central||Mill||18th-century saw and grist mill|
|Birthplace of Country Music Museum||Bristol||Bristol||Blue Ridge Highlands||Music||History of the 1927 Bristol Sessions, which recorded some of earliest country music in America|
|Black Heritage Museum of Arlington||Arlington||Arlington||Northern||African American||website, planned museum, currently only virtual|
|Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia||Richmond||Richmond||Central||African American||website: history of museum & link to address of the former First Battalion Virginia Volunteers Armory|
|Blacksburg Museum||Blacksburg||Montgomery||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||Includes the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center and the Odd Fellows Hall|
|Blandford Church||Petersburg||Petersburg||Central||Civil War||Civil-War era telegraph station and field hospital, later Confederate memorial chapel with Tiffany windows|
|Blue Ridge Farm Museum||Ferrum||Franklin||Blue Ridge Highlands||Living||website, part of Ferrum College and Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, re-created Virginia-German farmstead|
|Blue Ridge Institute & Museum||Ferrum||Franklin||Blue Ridge Highlands||Culture||website, part of Ferrum College, regional folk music, crafts, customs, material culture, folk art|
|Blue Ridge Music Center||Galax||Grayson||Blue Ridge Highlands||Music||Includes the Roots of American Music exhibition|
|Booker T. Washington National Monument||Hardy||Franklin||Blue Ridge Highlands||Biographical||Plantation where Booker T. Washington was born a slave|
|Botetourt County Historical Museum||Fincastle||Botetourt||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website|
|Boyd Tavern||Boydton||Mecklenburg||Southern||History||19th-century tavern open for tours|
|Boykin's Tavern||Isle of Wight||Isle of Wight||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Historic 19th-century period tavern|
|Branch Museum of Architecture and Design||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Architecture||Exhibits of architecture and design, tours of the early 20th-century Tudor Revival house|
|Breneman-Turner Mill||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Mill||19th-century grist mill|
|Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre||Brentsville||Prince William||Northern||Open-air||Operated by the County, includes the restore 1825-era courthouse, Union Church and 1853 Haislip-Hall House|
|Bridgewater Historical Society Museum||Bridgewater||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website|
|Bruce A. Elder Antique and Classic Automobiles||Staunton||Staunton||Shenandoah Valley||Transportation - Automobiles||Car dealer with auto museum open on Fridays and Saturdays|
|Brunswick County Museum||Lawrenceville||Brunswick||Southern||Local history|||
|Burwell-Morgan Mill||Millwood||Clarke||Shenandoah Valley||Mill||Operated by the Clarke County Historical Association, restored late 18th-century grist mill and 4-acre park|
|Cambria Depot Museum||Christiansburg||Montgomery||Blue Ridge Highlands||Railroad|
|Camera Heritage Museum||Staunton||Staunton||Shenandoah Valley||Photography||website, collection of cameras, equipment, accessories and photographs|
|Campbell House (Lexington, Virginia)||Lexington||Lexington||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website, home of the Rockbridge Historical Society|
|Canal Basin Square||Scottsville||Albemarle||Central||Transportation||website, outdoor transportation history park|
|Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center||Cape Charles||Northampton||Eastern Shore||Local history|
|Cape Henry Lighthouse||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Maritime||Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia|
|Carlyle House||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Historic house|
|Carroll County Historical Society Museum||Hillsville||Carroll||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||Located in the former county courthouse|
|Carter Family Fold||Hiltons||Scott||Heart of Appalachia||Music||Includes the A.P. Carter Museum about the Carter Family|
|Cathedral of the Sacred Heart||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Religious||Early 20th-century cathedral, includes museum of the history of the Diocese of Richmond in the understory|
|Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park||Middletown||Frederick||Shenandoah Valley||Civil War||1864 Battle of Cedar Creek Battlefield and Manor House used as a Confederate Headquarters|
|Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory||Manassas||Manassas||Northern||Multiple||website, art gallery, theater and history exhibits about the former candy factory|
|Central High Museum||Charlotte Court House||Charlotte||Southern||African-American||website, former African-American high school|
|Centre Hill Museum||Petersburg||Petersburg||Central||Historic house||Greek Revival mansion with exhibits on history of Petersburg|
|Charles Taylor Arts Center||Hampton||Hampton||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||website, visual arts center, presents eight changing exhibitions each year|
|Chatham Manor||Fredericksburg||Fredericksburg||Northern||Civil War||Part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park|
|Cherry Hill Farmhouse||Falls Church||Falls Church||Northern||Historic house||1845 Greek-revival house with authentic 18th- and 19th-century furniture and period tools in the 1856 barn|
|Chesterfield Museum||Chesterfield||Chesterfield||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia|
|Children's Museum of Richmond||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Children's|
|Children's Museum of Virginia||Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Children's|
|Children's Science Center Lab||Fairfax||Fairfax||Northern Virginia||Children's||website, Northern Virginia's first interactive museum where children, families and school groups can explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities and programs.|
|Chimborazo Medical Museum||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Civil War||Located at the Richmond Visitor Center of Richmond National Battlefield Park|
|Chippokes Farm & Forestry Museum||Surry||Surry||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Agriculture||Located in Chippokes Plantation State Park|
|Christ Church (Lancaster County, Virginia)||Irvington||Lancaster||Chesapeake Bay||Historic church||National Historic Landmark Colonial-era church|
|Christiansburg Institute||Christiansburg||Montgomery||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||Includes Smokehouse Museum of the Institute's history, open by appointment|
|Chrysler Museum of Art||Norfolk||Norfolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||Extensive collections includes European and American paintings and sculpture, glass, modern and contemporary art, decorative art, photography, Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Islamic, East Asian, African and Pre-Columbian material|
|CIA Museum||Langley||Fairfax||Northern||Espionage||Not open to the public|
|City Point History Museum||Hopewell||Hopewell||Central||Local history||website, includes exhibit of Hopewell China|
|Civil War Museum at Exchange Hotel||Gordonsville||Orange||Central||Civil War||Hotel used as a receiving hospital during the Civil War|
|Clarke County Historical Association Museum||Berryville||Clarke||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website|
|Clarke-Palmore House||Henrico||Henrico||Central||Historic house||1930s period farmhouse, open by appointment and for events|
|Clarksville Regional Museum||Clarksville||Mecklenburg||Southern||Local history||website|
|Cleveland Virginia History and Heritage Museum||Cleveland||Russell||Heart of Appalachia||Local history||Located at the old Cleveland Elementary School, open by appointment|
|Clover Hill Village||Appomattox||Appomattox||Central||Living||Operated by the Appomattox County Historical Society, 6-acre living history village|
|C&O Railway Heritage Center||Clifton Forge||Alleghany||Shenandoah Valley||Railway||website, operated by the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society, equipment and artifacts of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway|
|Cold War Museum||Warrenton||Fauquier||Northern||Military||Cold War history and artifacts|
|Colonial National Historical Park||Various locations||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||History||23-mile (37 km) parkway linking Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown National Battlefield, Cape Henry Memorial|
|Colonial Williamsburg||Williamsburg||Williamsburg||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Living||Interpretation of a colonial-American city, includes Governor's Palace, Bassett Hall, Peyton Randolph House, Wythe House, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum|
|Colvin Run Mill||Great Falls||Fairfax||Northern||Mill||Restored operational 19th-century water-powered mill|
|Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park||Tazewell||Tazewell||Heart of Appalachia||Open-air||website, history, natural history, Native Americans, pioneer life in 15 reconstructed buildings|
|Craig County Historical Society Museum||New Castle||Craig||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||Located in the Old Brick Hotel|
|Crewe Railroad Museum||Crewe||Nottoway||Northern||Railway|||
|Custom House||Yorktown||York||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||History||Operated by the Comte de Grasse Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, early 18th-century custom house, open on Sundays from June to October|
|Cyrus McCormick Farm||Steeles Tavern||Rockbridge||Shenandoah Valley||Agriculture|
|Dabbs House||Henrico||Henrico||Central||Civil War||website, operated by the County, served as General Robert E. Lee's field headquarters during the summer of 1862 and as Henrico's police headquarters from 1941-2005|
|Dante Coal Mining and Railroad Museum||Dante||Russell||Heart of Appalachia||Local history||website, local history, artifacts of coal mining and railroad life and work|
|Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History||Danville||Danville||Southern||Multiple||Art, Civil War artifacts, local history, located in the William T Sutherlin Mansion|
|Danville Science Center||Danville||Danville||Southern||Science||Hands-on science displays, natural history exhibits|
|Daura Gallery||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||Art||website, part of Lynchburg College, located in the Dillard Fine Arts Center|
|D. C. Wysor Observatory and Museum||Dublin||Pulaski||Blue Ridge Highlands||Geology||Observatory and geology and astronomy museum, located on the grounds of Dublin Elementary School|
|DEA Museum||Arlington||Arlington||Northern||Law enforcement||History of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the impact of drug addiction from past to present|
|Deltaville Maritime Museum||Deltaville||Middlesex||Chesapeake Bay||Maritime||website, museum and Holly Point Nature Park encompass over 30 acres (120,000 m2) and include two houses, many outbuildings, three docks, and a small boat launching area|
|Depot Gallery||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Art||Student gallery for the VCU School of the Arts|
|DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum||Williamsburg||Williamsburg||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Decorative art||One of Colonial Williamsburg's attractions, 17th- to 19th-century American and British furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, firearms and textiles|
|Dinwiddie County Museum||Dinwiddie||Dinwiddie||Central||Local history||Operated by the Dinwiddie County Historical Society|
|Dr. Phipps Family Museum||Clintwood||Dickenson||Heart of Appalachia||Medical||Medical memorabilia from the Old Dickenson County Hospital, located inside the visitor's center|
|Drakes Branch Museum||Drakes Branch||Charlotte||Southern||Local history||website|
|Eastern Shore Railway Museum||Parksley||Accomack||Eastern Shore||Railway|
|Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum||Wytheville||Wythe||Blue Ridge Highlands||Historic house||website, birthplace of Edith Wilson|
|Eleanor D. Wilson Museum||Roanoke||Roanoke||Shenandoah Valley||Art||website, part of Hollins University, features the work of internationally renowned artists, emerging figures, and regional names|
|Elk Run Church Museum||Elk Run||Fauquier||Northern||Biographical||website, history and foundation of the 1750s Anglican church|
|Endview Plantation||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Civil War||17th-century plantation, restored to 1862 appearance during the American Civil War|
|Essex County Museum||Tappahannock||Essex||Chesapeake Bay||Local history||website, operated by the Essex County Historical Society|
|Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum||Hampden-Sydney||Prince Edward||Central||Multiple||website, part of Hampden-Sydney College, history of the college, changing exhibits of local history, natural history, art|
|Explore More Discovery Museum||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Children's|
|Fairfax Museum||Fairfax||Fairfax||Northern||Local history||website, also houses the visitor center|
|Fairfax Station Railroad Museum||Fairfax Station||Fairfax||Northern||Railway||website, Civil War, railroading and local history|
|Farmers' Bank||Petersburg||Petersburg||Central||History||19th-century bank displays, houses the Petersburg Visitor Center|
|Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail||Warrenton||Fauquier||Northern||Jail||Operated by the Fauquier Historical Society, local history displays and history of the two jails|
|Fayette Area Historical Initiative African American Museum (FAHI)||Martinsville||Henry||Southern||African American||website|
|The Fed Experience||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Money||website, located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, growth of living standards, the importance of price stability and the Fed's role in the economy|
|Ferguson Center for the Arts||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||Performing arts center for Christopher Newport University, includes the Falk Gallery of Art and Ferguson Hall Gallery|
|Ferry Farm||Fredericksburg||Stafford||Northern||Presidential home||Boyhood home of George Washington|
|Ferry Plantation House||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Mid-19th-century period house|
|Fields-Penn House||Abingdon||Washington||Blue Ridge Highlands||Historic house||website, mid-19th-century period house|
|Flippo Gallery||Ashland||Hanover||Central||Art||website, art gallery of Randolph-Macon College in Pace-Armistead Hall, exhibition of contemporary works of art by professional artists|
|First Freedom Center||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Religious||Traces America's experience of religious liberty from its European antecedents through the present|
|Floyd County Historical Society Museum||Floyd||Floyd||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||website|
|Fort Harrison||Dayton||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Historic house||Mid 18th-century Daniel Harrison House|
|Fort Monroe Casemate Museum||Hampton||Hampton||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Military||History of the 19th-century fort; visitors can tour the exterior of the fort and its grounds|
|Fort Norfolk||Norfolk||Norfolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Fort||Tour the 18th-century fort|
|Fort Ward Museum||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Civil War||Preserved Union Army fort and museum|
|Fralin Museum of Art||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Art||Part of the University of Virginia, collection includes African art, American Indian art, and European and American painting, photography, and works on paper|
|Francis Land House||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Early 19th-century period plantation house|
|Franconia Museum||Franconia||Fairfax||Northern||Local history||website|
|Franklin County Historical Society Museum||Rocky Mount||Franklin||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||website|
|Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park||Fredericksburg||Fredericksburg||Northern||Civil War|
|Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center||Fredericksburg||Fredericksburg||Northern||Local history||website, city and area history and culture, art exhibits|
|Freedom House Museum||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||African American||Operated by the Northern Virginia Urban League in a slave-trading depot, history of area slavery|
|Freeman Store and Museum||Vienna||Fairfax||Northern||Local history||Operated by Historic Vienna|
|Friendship Firehouse Museum||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Firefighting||website|
|Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia||Staunton||Staunton||Shenandoah Valley||Living||Features 5 historic, reconstructed working farms from Germany (1710), Northern Ireland (1730), England (1690), Botetourt County, Virginia (1850), Rockingham County, Virginia (1773).|
|Gadsby's Tavern Museum||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Tavern|
|Gallery 5||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Art||Visual art gallery and performing arts center|
|Gargoyle Manor - The Monster Museum||Claudville||Patrick||Southern||Media||website, movie, literature, and folklore memorabilia about monsters|
|Gari Melchers Home||Falmouth||Stafford||Northern||Art||Home & studio of American artist Gari Melchers|
|The George C. Marshall Foundation||Lexington||Lexington||Shenandoah Valley||Biographical||Life and work of statesman George Marshall|
|George Washington Birthplace National Monument||Washington's Birthplace||Westmoreland||Chesapeake Bay||Presidential home|
|George Washington Masonic National Memorial||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Presidential memorial||Includes George Washington Museum, Masonic exhibits, a replica of the Alexandria-Washington Lodge room as it was in 1802, library and chapel|
|George Washington's Gristmill||Lorton||Fairfax||Northern||Mill||Operated by Mount Vernon, reconstructed 18th-century grist mill|
|George Washington's Office Museum||Winchester||Winchester||Shenandoah Valley||Military||website, history of George Washington's military career in the 1750s|
|Glencoe Museum||Radford||Pulaski||Blue Ridge Highlands||Multiple||Victorian-period historic house, exhibits of history of Southwest Virginia, gallery exhibits of contemporary Appalachian artists|
|Gloucester Museum of History||Gloucester||Gloucester||Chesapeake Bay||Local history||website|
|Goochland County Museum||Goochland||Goochland||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Goochland County Historical Society|
|Graffiti House||Brandy Station||Culpeper||Northern||Civil War||Mid 19th-century that is notable because of the Civil War era graffiti on many of the walls|
|Grand Lodge Library, Museum & Cultural Foundation||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Masonic||website, library and museum with Masonic artifacts representing Virginia Masonic history|
|Grant's Headquarters at City Point Museum||Hopewell||Hopewell||Central||Civil War||Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield|
|Grayson Crossroads Museum||Independence||Grayson||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||Part of the Historic 1908 Courthouse|
|Great Lakes to Florida Highway Museum||Wytheville||Wythe||Blue Ridge Highlands||Transportation||website, history of Route 21, located in a historic gas station|
|Greater Reston Arts Center||Reston||Fairfax||Northern||Art||website|
|Green Spring||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Historic house||Late 18th-century house with art exhibits, located in Green Spring Gardens Park|
|Greene County Historical Society Museum||Stanardsville||Greene||Central||Local history||website|
|Gum Springs Museum||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||African American||website, operated by the Gum Springs Historical Society|
|Gunston Hall||Mason Neck||Fairfax||Northern||Historic house||18th-century mansion home of George Mason|
|Gwynn's Island Museum||Gwynn's Island||Mathews||Chesapeake Bay||Local history||website|
|Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum||Wytheville||Wythe||Blue Ridge Highlands||Historic house||Period rooms reflect local life in the 19th and early 20th centuries|
|Hampton History Museum||Hampton||Hampton||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Local history||website|
|Hampton Roads Naval Museum||Norfolk||Norfolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Maritime|
|Hampton University Museum||Hampton||Hampton||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||website, over 9,000 objects including African American fine arts, traditional African, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island, and Asian art, and objects relating to the history of Hampton University|
|Harmon's Museum||Woodlawn||Carroll||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||Civil War artifacts, early coal mine relics, antique military guns, pioneer tools, early folk music memorabilia, Indian artifacts of Southwestern Virginia, Hillsville Courthouse Tragedy of 1912|
|Harrison Museum of African American Culture||Roanoke||Roanoke||Shenandoah Valley||African American||website, art and history of African Americans in Roanoke Valley, African and contemporary art|
|Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Firefighting||website, located on the third floor of the Public Safety Building, includes uniforms, medals, equipment, fire alarms and photographs|
|Harry W. Meador Coal Museum||Big Stone Gap||Wise||Heart of Appalachia||Industry - coal||website|
|Haymarket Museum||Haymarket||Prince William||Northern||Local history||Located in the old town hall|
|Hazel Moon Resource Center||Appomattox||Appomattox||Central||Ethnic||Artifacts of Hazel Moon, long time missionary to Africa|
|Henricus Historical Park||Chester||Chesterfield||Central||Living||Re-creating the second successful English settlement in the New World|
|Heritage Museum||Dayton||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website, home to the Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society|
|Heritage Farm Museum of Loudoun County||Loudoun||Loudon||Northern||Agriculture||website, agriculture history, working farm exhibits, general store, children's play area|
|Hermitage Foundation Museum and Gardens||Norfolk||Norfolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Multiple||website, early 20th-century historic house museum with an art collection and contemporary exhibition galleries, surrounded by twelve acres of formal gardens and natural woodlands, educational wetlands, a visual arts school and a studio artists program|
|Herndon ArtSpace||Herndon||Fairfax||Northern||Art||Community art space and gallery|
|Herndon Depot Museum||Herndon||Fairfax||Northern||Railway||Operated by the Herndon Historical Society, railroad and local history displays|
|Highland||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Presidential home||Early 19th-century estate of President James Monroe|
|Highland County Museum||McDowell||Highland||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||Operated by the Highland County Historical Society in the Mansion House|
|Hill House Museum||Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||website, 19th-century house with 19th and 20th century furniture and decorative items|
|Historic Blenheim||Fairfax||Fairfax||Northern||Historic house||Operated by the City, features over 120 signatures, art, games, thoughts, and poetry left on the house walls by Union soldiers during their occupation of the Fairfax Court House area|
|Historic Huntley||Hybla Valley||Fairfax||Northern||Historic house||Early 19th-century Federal-style villa and farm, operated by Fairfax County Park Authority|
|Historic Jamestown||Jamestown||James City||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||History||History and artifacts of the original site of the first permanent English settlement in North America|
|Historic Sandusky & Civil War Museum||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||Civil War||Historic house with exhibits about the Civil War|
|Historic St. Luke's Church||Benns Church||Isle of Wight||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Religious||Tours of the 17th-century church, its history, history of the Anglican church and Episcopal church in America|
|History Museum of Western Virginia||Roanoke||Roanoke||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website|
|Holland Page Place||Palmyra||Fluvanna||Central||Historic house||website, post Civil War log cabin, operated by the Fluvanna County Historical Society|
|Hollingsworth Mill||Winchester||Winchester||Shenandoah Valley||Mill||website, 19th-century mill with exhibits by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society|
|Hostetter Museum of Natural History||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Natural history||website, located in the Suter Science Center of Eastern Mennonite University|
|Housewright House||Buckingham||Buckingham||Central||Local history||website, owned and managed by Historic Buckingham|
|Hugh Mercer Apothecary||Fredericksburg||Fredericksburg||Northern||Medical||Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia|
|Hunt Gallery||Staunton||Staunton||Shenandoah Valley||Art||website, contemporary art gallery of Mary Baldwin College|
|Hunter House Victorian Museum||Norfolk||Norfolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Late Victorian period house and furnishings|
|Hupp's Hill Cedar Creek Museum||Strasburg||Shenandoah||Shenandoah Valley||Civil War||website, located in Hupp's Hill Civil War Park, history of the Battle of Cedar Creek; formerly the Stonewall Jackson Museum at Hupp's Hill|
|Ingles Ferry||Radford||Pulaski||Blue Ridge Highlands||Farm||Working farm with structures dating to the 1700s|
|Isle of Wight County Museum||Smithfield||Isle of Wight||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Local history|
|Ivy Lodge||Front Royal||Warren||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website, headquarters of the Warren Heritage Society|
|James A. Fields House||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Home of James A. Fields. Associated with the development of the social and civic life of the African-American community in Newport News, open by appointment|
|James Madison Museum||Orange||Orange||Central||Presidential||Life of James and Dolley Madison, agriculture and transportation in their era|
|James Madison University Galleries||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Art||Includes the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, the Festival Conference and Student Center with the Lisanby Museum, Prism Gallery and Prism International Gallery, the New Image Gallery, and artWorks Gallery|
|James Madison University Mineral Museum||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Natural history||website, over 550 crystal and gemstone specimens from around the world, located in Memorial Hall|
|James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library||Fredericksburg||Fredericksburg||Northern||Presidential||Administered by the University of Mary Washington, President James Monroe's law office, personal and family artifacts|
|Jamestown Settlement||Jamestown||James City||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Living|
|Jeff Matthews Memorial Museum||Galax||Grayson||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||website, includes historic cabins dating back to 1834, Victorian fashions, over 10,000 Native American artifacts, African items, hunting trophies and guns|
|Jerry Falwell Museum||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||Biographical||website; part of Liberty University, life of Christian leader Jerry Falwell|
|JMU Meteorite Collection||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Geology||website, located at James Madison University|
|John C. Wells Planetarium||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Astronomy||Free public shows on Saturday|
|John Fox, Jr. Museum||Big Stone Gap||Wise||Heart of Appalachia||Biographical||Late 19th-century home of author John Fox, Jr.|
|John Marshall House||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Historic house||Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia|
|John Singleton Mosby Museum||Warrenton||Fauquier||Northern||Civil War||Not open currently|
|Josephine School Community Museum||Berryville||Clarke||Shenandoah Valley||African American||History of Clarke County's African-American community|
|June Tolliver House & Folk Art Center||Big Stone Gap||Wise||Heart of Appalachia||Historic house|
|Kenmore Plantation||Fredericksburg||Fredericksburg||Northern||Historic house||Late 18th-century house of George Washington's sister|
|Ker Place Historical House Museum||Onancock||Accomack||Eastern Shore||History||Circa 1800 Federal style house museum, operated by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society|
|Kilmarnock Museum||Kilmarnock||Lancaster||Chesapeake Bay||Local history|||
|King and Queen Courthouse Tavern Museum||King and Queen Court House||King and Queen||Chesapeake Bay||Local history||website, operated by the King and Queen County Historical Society|
|King George County Historical Society Museum||King George||King George||Chesapeake Bay||Local history||website|
|King William Historical Museum||King William||King William||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Local history||website|
|Kinsale Museum||Kinsale||Westmoreland||Chesapeake Bay||Local history||website, operated by the Kinsale Foundation|
|Kittiewan Plantation||New Hope||Charles City||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Administered by the Archeological Society of Virginia|
|Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Art||Part of the University of Virginia, indigenous Australian art|
|Langhorne House||Danville||Danville||Southern||Historic house||Birthplace of Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor|
|L. E. Coleman African-American Museum||Halifax||Halifax||Southern||African American||website|
|Lee Chapel||Lexington||Lexington||Shenandoah Valley||History||Historic chapel with museum about the history of the Lee family and George Washington and Washington & Lee University|
|Lee-Fendall House||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Historic house|
|Lee Hall Depot||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Railway||Late 19th century train station and museum of local and railroad history|
|Lee Hall Mansion||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Civil War||Mid 19th-century period house, used as a headquarters for Confederate generals during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862|
|Legacy Museum of African American History||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||African American|
|Liberia Plantation||Manassas||Manassas||Northern||Historic house||Open for tours by appointment|
|Liberty Biblical Museum||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||Religious||website; part of Liberty University, ancient artifacts from the Holy Land, rare Bibles and manuscripts|
|Liberty Heritage Society Museum||Warrenton||Fauquier||Northern||Local history||Open by appointment|
|Lightship Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Maritime||1915 museum ship|
|Long Branch Plantation||Millwood||Clarke||Shenandoah Valley||Historic house||19th-century plantation home, displays about the history of the house and plantation, changing exhibits of local history|
|Longwood Center for the Visual Arts||Farmville||Prince Edward||Northern||Art||website, museum of Longwood University, collections include art by Virginia and American artists, folk art, decorative arts, contemporary, Chinese and African art|
|Loudoun Museum||Leesburg||Loudoun||Northern||Local history||website|
|Lovettsville Museum||Lovettsville||Loudoun||Northern||Local history||website, operated by the Lovettsville Historical Society|
|Luray Caverns||Luray||Page||Shenandoah Valley||Multiple||Show cave and attractions, including the Luray Valley Museum, Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Toy Town Junction|
|Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Local history||City history|
|Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||Art||website, arts center, includes the Ann White Academy Gallery and Art Up Front, located in the Academy of Music|
|Lynchburg Museum||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||Local history||City history, located in the old courthouse|
|Lynnhaven House||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Early 18th-century period house|
|MacArthur Memorial||Norfolk||Norfolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Biographical||Tomb and museum about the life of General Douglas MacArthur|
|MacCallum More Museum & Gardens||Chase City||Mecklenburg||Southern||Local history||Exhibits includes Native American arrowheads and artifacts, local history, 5-acre garden|
|Madison County Historical Society Museum||Madison||Madison||Central||Local history||website|
|Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Biographical||Life and work of Maggie L. Walker, the first woman to serve as president of a bank in the United States and her work for civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for Jim Crow-era African Americans and women|
|Magnolia Grange||Chesterfield||Chesterfield||Central||Historic house||Operated by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, 1820s period plantation house|
|Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||Art||Part of Randolph College, American art dating from the 19th and 20th centuries|
|Manassas Museum||Manassas||Manassas||Northern||Local history||website|
|Manassas National Battlefield Park||Manassas||Prince William||Northern||Civil War|
|Manassas Railway Depot||Manassas||Manassas||Northern||Railroad||website, officially known as James & Marion Payne Memorial Railroad Heritage Gallery|
|Mariners' Museum||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Maritime|
|Marine Raider Museum||MCB Quantico||Prince William||Northern||Military||History of Marine Raiders|
|The Marshall House||Leesburg||Loudoun||Northern||Biographical||Also known as Gen. George C. Marshall House or Dodona Manor, restored 1950s-period home of soldier and statesman George Marshall|
|Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum||Martinsville||Henry||Southern||Local history||website, operated by the Martinsville – Henry County Historical Society in the Historic Henry County Courthouse|
|Martinsville-Henry County Historical Museum||Martinsville||Henry||Southern||Local history|||
|Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library||Lancaster||Lancaster||Chesapeake Bay||Open-air|
|Mary Washington House||Fredericksburg||Fredericksburg||Northern||Historic house||18th-century period house in which George Washington's mother, Mary Ball Washington, resided towards the end of her life|
|Matthews Living History Farm Museum||Galax||Grayson||Blue Ridge Highlands||Agriculture||website, early 20th-century period 21 acre working farm museum|
|Maymont||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Multiple||Historic mansion, carriage collection, arboretum and gardens, wildlife exhibits, children's farm and nature center|
|McCormick Observatory||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Astronomy||Open during public nights, features museum about the history of astronomy|
|McGuffey Art Center||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Art||website, artist association with three galleries|
|Meadow Farm Museum||Glen Allen||Henrico||Central||Living||1860 living historical farm and museum, operated by the Henrico County Parks & Recreation Department|
|Meadowbrook Museum ||Shawsville||Montgomery||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||Branch of the Montgomery Museum|
|Menokin||Warsaw||Richmond||Chesapeake Bay||Historic house||Ruins of historic house, visitor center focuses on the history of the property and conservation efforts|
|Middlesex County Museum (Virginia)||Saluda||Middlesex||Chesapeake Bay||Local history||website|
|Miles B. Carpenter Folk Art Museum||Waverly||Sussex||Central||Art||Folk art carvings, includes Peanut Museum about the area peanut industry|
|Military Aviation Museum||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Aviation||Features restored warbirds from around the world|
|Mill House Museum||Occoquan||Prince William||Northern||Mill||website, operated by the Occoquan Historical Society|
|Miller-Kite House||Elkton||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Civil War||19th-century house used by Stonewall Jackson as headquarters in 1862, operated by the Elkton Historical Society|
|Monacan Ancestral Museum||Amherst||Amherst||Central||Native American||website, history and culture of the Monacan people|
|Monroe Park Gold Mining Camp Museum||Goldvein||Fauquier||Northern||Industry - gold mining||website|
|Montgomery Museum||Christiansburg||Montgomery||Blue Ridge Highlands||Multiple||website, full name Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center, local history and regional art exhibitions|
|Monticello||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Presidential home||Estate of Thomas Jefferson|
|Montpelier||Orange||Orange||Central||Presidential home||Estate of James Madison|
|Morattico Waterfront Museum||Morattico||Lancaster||Chesapeake Bay||Local history||website, fishing, crabbing, farming, a general store display, Native Americans|
|Morefield Mine||Amelia||Amelia||Central||Industry - mining||website, active tourist mine known for mica, tantalite, amazonite, and massive topaz|
|Morven Park||Leesburg||Loudoun||Northern||Historic house||Includes the early 20th-century period Westmoreland Davis Mansion|
|Moses Myers House||Norfolk||Norfolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Early 19th-century period home of a prosperous Jewish merchant and his family, owned by the Chrysler Museum of Art|
|Mount Jackson Museum||Mount Jackson||Shenandoah||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||Located in the Town Center|
|Mount Vernon||Mount Vernon||Fairfax||Northern||Presidential home||Estate of George Washington|
|Muscarelle Museum of Art||Williamsburg||Williamsburg||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||Part of The College of William & Mary|
|Museum at Colonial Beach||Colonial Beach||Westmoreland||Chesapeake Bay||Local history||Operated by the Colonial Beach Historical Society|
|Museum of Bank History at Suntrust Bank||Staunton||Staunton||Shenandoah Valley||Industry - Banking|||
|Museum of Charlotte County||Charlotte Court House||Charlotte||Southern||Local history||website, located in the former county jail|
|Museum of Chincoteague Island||Chincoteague||Accomack||Eastern Shore||Local history|
|Museum of Culpeper History||Culpeper||Culpeper||Northern||Local history||website|
|Museum of Geosciences||Blacksburg||Montgomery||Blue Ridge Highlands||Natural history||website, part of Virginia Tech, gems, minerals, rocks, fossils|
|Museum of Hounds & Hunting North America||Leesburg||Loudoun||Northern||Sports||Located at Morven Park, art and artifacts about foxhunting|
|Museum of Military History||Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Military||Private museum of military artifacts, pictures, weapons and other memorabilia|
|Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox||Appomattox||Appomattox||Central||Civil War||Operated by the American Civil War Museum, stories of the closing days of the Civil War and the beginnings of our country's journey toward reuniting as Americans|
|Museum of the Middle Appalachians||Saltville||Smyth||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||website, history, natural history, Native Americans, Civil War exhibits|
|Museum of the Shenandoah Valley||Winchester||Winchester||Shenandoah Valley||Multiple||Historic Glen Burnie house, art collection, decorative arts, gardens|
|NASA Visitor Center||Wallops Island||Accomack||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Aerospace||Adjacent to Wallops Flight Facility|
|National Capitol Squadron||Brandy Station||Culpeper||Northern||Transportation - Aviation||website, Commemorative Air Force display of a fleet of aircraft known as the Ghost Squadron, located at Culpeper Regional Airport|
|National Civil War Chaplains Museum||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||Civil War||website; on the campus of Liberty University, role of chaplains, priests, rabbis and religious organizations in the Civil War|
|National Firearms Museum||Fairfax||Fairfax||Northern||Weaponry||Located at the headquarters of the National Rifle Association|
|National Inventors Hall of Fame||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Technology||American inventions, inventors, patent and trademark systems, located in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office|
|National Museum of the Civil War Soldier||Petersburg||Petersburg||Central||Civil War||Part of Pamplin Historical Park, history of the 3 million soldiers who served during the American Civil War|
|National Museum of the Marine Corps||Triangle||Prince William||Northern||Military|
|National Museum of the United States Army||Fort Belvoir||Fairfax||Northern||Military|
|National Sporting Library & Museum||Middleburg||Loudoun||Northern||Art||Hosts art exhibitions related to horses and field sports|
|Nauticus||Norfolk||Norfolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Science||Also the home of the USS Wisconsin|
|Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||African American|
|Newtown History Center||Stephens City||Frederick||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website|
|Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor House||Norfolk||Norfolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Local history||Owned by Chrysler Museum of Art, city history, decorative arts, maritime and military heritage|
|Norfolk Southern Museum||Norfolk||Norfolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Railway||History and artifacts of Norfolk Southern Railway, includes sections of Civil War-era track, vintage hand tools, and diagrams to teach hand signals to railroad trainees, located in the Norfolk Southern Tower|
|North Bend Plantation||Charles City||Charles City||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house|
|Northampton County Court Green||Eastville||Northampton||Eastern Shore||Open-air||Open seasonally, operated by the Northampton Historic Preservation Society, restored 1731 courthouse, clerk's office and 1814 debtors' prison|
|Northern Neck Farm Museum||Heathsville||Northumberland||Chesapeake Bay||Agriculture||website|
|Nyumba Ya Tausi-Peacock Museum||Bristol||Bristol||Blue Ridge Highlands||African American||African American artifacts, local black memorabilia, slavery, and family heirlooms, housed in a building that once served as the home of an ex-slave|
|Oakland: Nelson County's Museum of History||Lovingston||Nelson||Central||Local history||Cornerstone of museum is Oakland House, once Mitchell's Brick House Tavern, operated by the Nelson County Historical Society|
|Oatlands Plantation||Leesburg||Loudoun||Northern||Historic house||19th-century mansion|
|Occoneechee State Park||Clarksville||Mecklenburg||Southern||Native American||Visitor center features Native American history, a living hut and artifacts|
|Old City Cemetery Museums||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||History||Five museums: Hearse House and Caretakers' Museum about the cemetery and funerals, Pest House Medical Museum about its use as a hospital in the Civil War, Station House Museum with railroad artifacts, Mourning Museum about mourning artifacts and customs, Chapel and Columbarium about the religious leaders buried in the cemetery|
|Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Military||Depicts this Coast Guard Station's life-saving activities & history as well as the many ship-wrecks off the Virginia coast.|
|Old Court House Civil War Museum||Winchester||Winchester||Shenandoah Valley||Civil War|
|Old Cranks Motorcar Museum||Galax||Galax||Blue Ridge Highlands||Transportation - Automotive||website|
|Old Jail Museum||Louisa||Louisa||Central||Jail||website, operated by the Louisa County Historical Society, 19th-century jail adjacent to the Louisa County Courthouse|
|Old Stone Jail Museum||Palmyra||Fluvanna||Central||Jail||website, operated by the Fluvanna County Historical Society|
|Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex||Chatham||Pittsylvania||Southern||Agriculture||website, includes exhibits from the National Tobacco-Textile Museum|
|O. Winston Link Museum||Roanoke||Roanoke||Shenandoah Valley||Photography||Railroad photographs|
|Page County Heritage Association Museums||Luray||Page||Shenandoah Valley||History||website, open the 1st Saturday of the month from May through September, includes the Calendine Museum, Hamburg Country Store, Mauck's Meetinghouse, Massanutten School|
|Pamplin Historical Park||Petersburg||Petersburg||Central||Living||Includes National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, three other museums, four historic buildings, civilian and military living history programs, and guided tours of the Breakthrough Battlefield and Tudor Hall Plantation|
|Pamunkey Indian Museum||King William||King William||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Native American||Information on the Pamunkey people, their history and way of life|
|Patrick County Historical Society Museum||Stuart||Patrick||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||website|
|Pear Valley||Eastville||Northampton||Eastern Shore||Historic house||18th-century one room yeoman's cottage, open by appointment|
|Peninsula Fine Arts Center||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art|
|Petersburg National Battlefield||Petersburg||Petersburg||Central||Civil War||Visitor centers in Petersburg, Hopewell and Dinwiddie|
|Philpott Lake Visitor Center||Bassett||Henry||Southern||Natural history|||
|Piedmont Arts||Martinsville||Henry||Southern||Art||Visual and performing arts center, features museum with exhibitions by international, national and regional artists in its seven galleries|
|Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation||Charles City||Charles City||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house|
|Plains District Memorial Museum||Timberville||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website|
|Pleasant Grove (Palmyra, Virginia)||Palmyra||Fluvanna||Central||Historic house||19th-century home with displays of local history, agriculture|
|Plumb House Museum||Waynesboro||Waynesboro||Shenandoah Valley||Historic house|
|Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine and Museum||Pocahontas||Tazewell||Heart of Appalachia||Industry - Mining||Historic coal mine and equipment|
|Pocahontas State Park||Chesterfield||Chesterfield||Central||History||Includes Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, dedicated to the Depression-era workers who helped build the state park system|
|Poe Museum||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Biographical||Life and career of author Edgar Allan Poe, and focusing on his many years in Richmond|
|Point of Honor||Lynchburg||Lynchburg||Central||Historic house||Early 19th-century period house, exhibits about Lynchburg's history|
|Pope-Leighey House||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Historic house||Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, now on the site of the Woodlawn Plantation|
|Poplar Forest||Forest||Bedford||Central||Presidential home||Early 19th-century plantation and plantation retreat house of Thomas Jefferson|
|Poquoson Museum||Poquoson||York||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Local history||website|
|Port Republic Museum||Port Republic||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website, operated by the Society of Port Republic Preservationists|
|Port Royal Museum of History||Port Royal||Caroline||Northern||Local history||website|
|Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center||Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||website, located in the Portsmouth Courthouse|
|Portsmouth Community Colored Library||Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||African-American||Area African-American history|
|Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum||Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Maritime||Includes the Lightship Portsmouth|
|Prince George County Regional Heritage Center||Prince George||Prince George||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Prince George County Historical Society|
|Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||African-American||website, history of the first high school for African Americans in Princess Anne County; open by appointment|
|Radford University Art Museum||Radford||Radford||Blue Ridge Highlands||Art||website, comprises five gallery spaces: The Art Museum at the Covington Center, Gallery 205 in Porterfield Hall, the Art Museum Downtown, and two satellite galleries located in Muse Hall and Tyler Hall|
|Radford University Museum of the Earth Sciences||Radford||Radford||Blue Ridge Highlands||Natural history||website, fossils, gems, minerals|
|Ralph Stanley Museum||Clintwood||Dickenson||Heart of Appalachia||Music||Combines the career of Dr. Ralph Edmond Stanley with the history of traditional mountain music|
|Rapidan Camp||Madison||Central||Presidential home||Restored 1929-period summer retreat established by President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover, located within the boundaries of Shenandoah National Park|
|Ratcliffe-Allison House||Fairfax||Fairfax||Northern||Historic house||19th-century house|
|Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Museum||Pulaski||Pulaski||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||Located in a historic depot|
|Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial||Brookneal||Charlotte||Central||Open-air||Reconstructed home, law office and museum about Patrick Henry|
|Reedville Fisherman's Museum||Reedville||Northumberland||Chesapeake Bay||Maritime||Open-air museum of local maritime industry|
|Reston Museum||Reston||Fairfax||Northern||Local history||website|
|Reuel B. Pritchett Museum||Bridgewater||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||History||Part of the Alexander Mack Library at Bridgewater College, artifacts from the American Civil War, Native-Americans, pioneer life, coins, weapons, bibles, bottles & glassware and more|
|Reeves Center and Watson Pavilion||Lexington||Lexington||Shenandoah Valley||Art||website, part of Washington and Lee University, Asian art and ceramics, also includes Japanese Tea Room|
|Reynolds Homestead||Critz||Patrick||Blue Ridge Highlands||Historic house||19th-century period boyhood home of R.J. Reynolds, operated by Virginia Tech|
|Richmond County Museum||Warsaw||Richmond||Chesapeake Bay||Local history||website|
|Richmond National Battlefield Park||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Civil War||Commemorates over 30 American Civil War sites around Richmond|
|Richmond Railroad Museum||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Railroad||Includes a station master's office, freight room with railroad artifacts and exhibits, an HO scale model railroad, a steam saddle locomotive, baggage car and caboose, along with track cars, signals and other railroad artifacts|
|Riddick's Folly||Suffolk||Suffolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||1837 Greek Revival mansion|
|Ripley's Believe It or Not!||Williamsburg||Williamsburg||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Media|
|Rippon Lodge||Woodbridge||Prince William||Northern||Historic house|
|Rising Sun Tavern||Fredericksburg||Fredericksburg||Northern||Historic house||Late 18th-century period tavern|
|Roaring Twenties Antique Car Museum||Hood||Madison||Central||Transportation - Automotive||Automobiles from 1904 to 1948, including a Hupmobile, Nash, Packard and a Carter Electric Motorette|
|Robert Russa Moton Museum||Farmville||Prince Edward||Central||History||Civil rights and segregation|
|Robert Thomas Carriage Museum||Blackstone||Nottoway||Northern||Transportation||website, restored horse-drawn vehicles including pleasure vehicles, a hearse, sleigh, surreys, wagons and buggies|
|Rochelle-Prince House||Courtland||Southampton||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Operated by the Southampton County Historical Society|
|Rosewell Plantation||Gloucester||Gloucester||Chesapeake Bay||Historic site||Ruins of plantation house with archaeological artifacts on exhibit|
|R.R. Smith Center for History and Art||Staunton||Staunton||Shenandoah Valley||Multiple||website, home of the Augusta County Historical Society, Historic Staunton Foundation, Staunton Augusta Art Center, exhibition galleries of history and art|
|Rucker's Communication Museum||Martinsville||Henry||Southern||Technology||Telephones and the history of telecommunications, located inside Rucker's Antique Emporium and Auction House|
|Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park||Rice||Amelia||Central||Civil War||Includes visitor center about the Civil War battle|
|Salem Museum||Salem||Salem||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||Located in the Williams-Brown House and Store|
|Sanders House||Bluefield||Tazewell||Heart of Appalachia||Historic house||Late 19th-century house, operated by the Graham Historical Society|
|Sargeant Museum||Louisa||Louisa||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Louisa County Historical Society|
|Schoolhouse Museum||Smithfield||Isle of Wight||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Schoolhouse||website, one room schoolhouse for African-American children|
|Schwartz Tavern||Blackstone||Nottoway||Northern||History||Restored tavern dating to 1798|
|Science Museum of Virginia||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Science|
|Science Museum of Western Virginia||Roanoke||Roanoke||Shenandoah Valley||Science||Website|
|Scotchtown (plantation)||Ashland||Hanover||Central||Historic house||Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia|
|Scottsville Museum||Scottsville||Albemarle||Central||Local history||website|
|Second Street Gallery||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Art||website, nonprofit contemporary artspace|
|Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia||Atkins||Smyth||Blue Ridge Highlands||Living||website|
|Shenandoah Courthouse Museum||Woodstock||Shenandoah||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||Operated by the Shenandoah County Historical Society|
|Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum||Mount Olive||Shenandoah||Shenandoah Valley||Historic house||website, operated by Hottel-Keller Memorial Association, 18th-century Keller Homestead|
|Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill||Edinburg||Shenandoah||Shenandoah Valley||Mill||Located in a restored 19th-century grist mill|
|Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum||Winchester||Winchester||Shenandoah Valley||Children's||website|
|Sherwood Forest Plantation||Charles City||Charles City||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Presidential home||Home of President John Tyler|
|Shirley Plantation||Charles City||Charles City||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house|
|Sidney E. King Arts Center||Bowling Green||Caroline||Northern||Multiple||website, operated by the Bowling Green Arts Commission, community art center, includes local history displays by the Caroline Historical Society|
|Siege Museum||Petersburg||Petersburg||Central||Civil War||City history and history of the Siege of Petersburg|
|Simpson Funeral Museum||Chatham||Pittsylvania||Southern||History||website, history of burials and burying practices, includes hearses, coffins, presidential caskets, vaults, antique embalming room and regalia|
|Smithfield Plantation||Blacksburg||Montgomery||Blue Ridge Highlands||Living||Late 18th-century plantation furnished with eighteenth and nineteenth century Decorative arts furniture, portraits, museum of archaeological finds on site|
|Smith's Fort Plantation||Surry||Surry||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia|
|Smyth County Historical and Museum Society||Marion||Smyth||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history|||
|Southampton Agriculture and Forestry Museum||Courtland||Southampton||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Industry||website, operated by the Southampton County Historical Society, farm life and area lumber industry|
|South Boston - Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts & History||South Boston||Halifax||Southern||Multiple||website, local history, Native Americans, art|
|South Hill Model Railroad Museum||South Hill||Mecklenburg||Southern||Toy||Located in restored South Hill Depot, HO model trains and local train information; location also houses the Virginia S. Evans Doll Museum|
|Southwest Virginia Museum||Big Stone Gap||Wise||Heart of Appalachia||Local history||History, culture and industry of Southwest Virginia|
|Spotsylvania County Museum||Spotsylvania||Spotsylvania||Northern||Local history||website|
|Springfield Rosseechee Museum||Clarksville||Mecklenburg||Southern||Native American|||
|Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Medical||Apothecary and store dating back to 1805|
|Stage Door Gallery||Cape Charles||Northampton||Eastern Shore||Art|
|Star Museum||Abingdon||Washington||Blue Ridge Highlands||Media||Movie star memorabilia|
|Staunton River Battlefield State Park||Clover||Halifax||Southern||History||Two visitor centers, exhibits on the American Civil War, Native Americans, railroads, production of electric energy|
|Steamboat Era Museum||Irvington||Lancaster||Chesapeake Bay||Maritime||website, history of the steamboat era on the Chesapeake Bay from 1813 until 1937|
|Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center||Chantilly||Fairfax||Northern||Aerospace||Part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - located at Washington Dulles International Airport|
|St. James' House||Fredericksburg||Fredericksburg||Northern||Historic house||website, 18th-century house, headquarters for Washington Heritage Museums, open Garden Week in April, the first full week in October and by appointment for group tours|
|Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum||Winchester||Winchester||Shenandoah Valley||Civil War|
|Stonewall Jackson House||Lexington||Lexington||Shenandoah Valley||Civil War|
|Strasburg Museum||Strasburg||Shenandoah||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||Local railroad and pottery industry exhibits|
|Stratford Hall Plantation||Stratford||Westmoreland||Chesapeake Bay||Historic house||Home of four generations of the Lee family of Virginia and birthplace of Robert E. Lee|
|Suffolk Art Gallery||Suffolk||Suffolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||website, community art gallery, operated by the Suffolk Art League|
|Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum||Suffolk||Suffolk||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Railway||website, owned and operated by the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society|
|Sully Historic Site||Chantilly||Fairfax||Northern||Historic house||Early 19th-century Lee family house, includes original outbuildings, representative slave quarter and gardens|
|Surry County VA Historical Society & Museums||Surry||Surry||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Local history|||
|Sweet Briar College Art Galleries||Sweet Briar||Amherst||Central||Art||website, includes the Pannell Gallery and two satellite galleries|
|Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center||Tangier Island||Accomack||Eastern Shore||Local history||website|
|Taubman Museum of Art||Roanoke||Roanoke||Shenandoah Valley||Art||Formerly the Art Museum of Western Virginia, focus is American art, particularly Western Virginia and the Appalachian region|
|This Century Art Gallery||Williamsburg||Williamsburg||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||website, contemporary paintings, sculpture and crafts by regional and national artists|
|Thomas J. Boyd Museum||Wytheville||Wythe||Blue Ridge Highlands||Local history||website|
|Thomas James Store||Mathews Court House||Mathews||Chesapeake Bay||History||Preserved mercantile store, operated by the Mathews County Historical Society|
|Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Virginia||South Hill||Mecklenburg||Southern||Industry - Tobacco||Area tobacco farming |
|Tompkins Cottage||Mathews||Mathews||Chesapeake Bay||Historic house||website, operated by the Matthews County Historical Society|
|Torpedo Factory Art Center||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Art||A member-artist run co-op space with three floors of open studios and galleries|
|Tredegar Iron Works||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Civil War||Visitor's center has exhibits about the Civil War, the foundry and rolling mill, and local history|
|Tuckahoe Plantation||Manakin||Goochland||Central||Presidential home||Boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson|
|United States Army Women's Museum||Fort Lee||Prince George||Northern||Military|
|University of Richmond Museums||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Multiple||website, includes the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center|
|University of Virginia Galleries||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Art||website, includes the Ruffin Gallery for contemporary art, history exhibits at the Harrison Institute, The Niche moving image exhibition project in the Fine Arts Library, John P. and Stephanie F. Connaughton Gallery for student work in the McIntire School of Commerce|
|Upper Wolfsnare||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Historic house||Mid-18th-century brick home, open for tours on a limited basis by the Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach Historical Society|
|U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum||Fort Lee||Prince George||Central||Military|
|U.S. Army Transportation Museum||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Transportation||Located at Fort Eustis|
|UVa Computer Museum||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Technology||website, part of University of Virginia, located in the 5th floor atrium of Rice Hall|
|The Valentine||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Local history||Richmond's history, culture and government, sculptures from Edward V. Valentine and the 1812 John Wickham House|
|Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Religious||website, life and faith practices of Mennonites and Brethren through tours of an early 1800s log house, a Civil War era Burkholder-Myers House, wash house, blacksmith shop, and one room school and meetinghouse|
|Valley Turnpike Museum||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website, history and heritage of US Route 11, aka The Valley Turnpike, located in the Hardesty-Higgins House with the city's visitor center|
|Vietnam War Foundation Museum||Ruckersville||Greene||Central||Military||website, open by appointment, includes Vietnam War-era trucks, aircraft, jeeps, APCs, memorabilia, Viet Cong artifacts, weapons, and civilian and "peace" symbols|
|Violet Bank Museum||Colonial Heights||Colonial Heights||Central||Civil War||1815 to 1873 period estate house, features Civil War artifacts, General Lee's headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg|
|Vinton Historical Society and Museum||Vinton||Roanoke||Shenandoah Valley||Local history|||
|Virginia Air and Space Center||Hampton||Hampton||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Aerospace||Space explorations, NASA and Air Force aircraft and technology|
|Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Natural history||Formerly known as the Virginia Marine Science Museum, aquarium and marine science exhibits|
|Virginia Aviation Museum||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Aviation|
|Virginia Discovery Museum||Charlottesville||Albemarle||Central||Children's||Exhibits on the arts, sciences, humanities, history and nature|
|Virginia's Executive Mansion||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Historic house||Has served as the home of Virginia governors and their families since 1813, tours at specific times and days of the week|
|Virginia Historical Society||Richmond||Richmond||Central||History|
|Virginia Holocaust Museum||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Holocaust|
|Virginia House||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Historic house||Operated by the Virginia Historical Society, 1920s English Tudor house|
|Virginia Institute of Marine Science Visitor Center and Aquarium||Gloucester Point||Gloucester||Chesapeake Bay||Natural history||Marine life and oceanography|
|Virginia Living Museum||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Natural history||Virginia's natural history and ecosystems, live mammals, fish, reptiles and birds|
|Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Art||Focuses on 20th-century art with changing exhibitions of American & international artists.|
|Virginia Museum of Fine Arts||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Art||Encyclopedic collection of 33,000 works of art from almost every major world culture|
|Virginia Museum of Natural History||Martinsville||Henry||Southern||Natural history||Virginia's natural heritage|
|Virginia Museum of the Civil War||New Market||Shenandoah||Shenandoah Valley||Civil War||Located in New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, history of Virginia in the Civil War, includes Bushong Farm|
|Virginia Museum of Transportation||Roanoke||Roanoke||Shenandoah Valley||Transportation||Trains, planes, automobiles|
|Virginia Musical Museum||Williamsburg||Williamsburg||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Music||Includes rare, antique musical instruments, phonographs and personal items from Virginia musicians|
|Virginia Quilt Museum||Harrisonburg||Rockingham||Shenandoah Valley||Textile||website, exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary quilts are changed quarterly, located in the historic Warren-Sipe House|
|Virginia Randolph Cottage||Glen Allen||Henrico||Central||Biographical||Legacy of African-American education Virginia Randolph|
|Virginia S. Evans Doll Museum||South Hill||Mecklenburg||Southern||Toy||Located in restored South Hill Depot, which also houses the South Hill Model Railroad Museum|
|Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum||Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Hall of Fame - Sports|
|Virginia State Capitol||Richmond||Richmond||Central||State capitol|
|Virginia Tech Galleries||Blacksburg||Montgomery||Blue Ridge Highlands||Art||website, includes the Armory Gallery, gallery in the Holtzman Alumni Center, Norris Hall Art Gallery, Perspective Gallery in the Squires Student Center, Moss Arts Center with three visual arts galleries|
|Virginia War Museum||Newport News||Newport News||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Military||Documents American military history from 1775 to the present|
|Visual Arts Center of Richmond||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Art||Visual art gallery and performing arts center|
|VMI Museum||Lexington||Lexington||Shenandoah Valley||Military||website, history of Virginia Military Institute|
|Walter Reed Birthplace||Gloucester||Gloucester||Chesapeake Bay||Historic house||Operated by appointment with the Gloucester Preservation Foundation|
|Walton's Mountain Museum||Schuyler||Nelson||Central||Media||website, replicas of house and settings from The Waltons television show|
|Warren Rifles Confederate Museum||Front Royal||Warren||Shenandoah Valley||Civil War||website, operated by the Warren Rifles Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy|
|Watermen's Museum||Yorktown||York||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Maritime||Fishing and boating history of Yorktown|
|Waynesboro African-American Museum||Waynesboro||Waynesboro||Shenandoah Valley||African American||Open by appointment|
|Waynesboro Heritage Museum||Waynesboro||Waynesboro||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||website, operated by the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation|
|Weems–Botts Museum||Dumfries||Prince William||Northern||Local history||website|
|Westmoreland County Museum||Montross||Westmoreland||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Local history||website|
|Weston Manor||Hopewell||Hopewell||Central||Historic house||18th-century plantation house|
|Weston Farmstead||Casanova||Fauquier||Northern||Historic house||19th-century farmstead|
|White House and Museum of the Confederacy||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Civil War|
|White Oak Civil War Museum||Falmouth||Stafford||Northern||Civil War|||
|White's Mill||Abingdon||Washington||Blue Ridge Highlands||Mill||Late 18-century grist mill|
|Wickham House||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Historic house||Operated by The Valentine, early 19th-century house|
|Wilderness Road Regional Museum||Newbern||Pulaski||Blue Ridge Highlands||Open-air||website, owned and operated by the New River Historical Society|
|William King Museum of Art||Abingdon||Washington||Blue Ridge Highlands||Art||Exhibits of fine world art, contemporary regional art and cultural heritage|
|Wilton House Museum||Richmond||Richmond||Central||Historic house||18th-century house with rotating exhibitions, 18th and 19th-century period rooms, regular programs and events|
|Winmill Carriage Museum||Leesburg||Loudoun||Northern||Transportation||Located at Morven Park, horse-drawn vehicles including antique coaches, carriages, sleds and carts|
|Wolf Creek Cherokee Museum||Stuart||Patrick||Blue Ridge Highlands||Native American|||
|Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum||Bastian||Bland||Blue Ridge Highlands||Native American||Reconstruction of a Native American village, approximately dating from 1480-1520|
|Women in Military Service for America Memorial||Arlington||Arlington||Northern||Military||Includes museum with exhibits on women in the military and military history|
|Wood Brothers Racing Museum||Stuart||Patrick||Blue Ridge Highlands||Sports||website|
|Woodlawn Plantation||Alexandria||Alexandria||Northern||Historic house|
|Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum||Staunton||Staunton||Shenandoah Valley||Presidential home||Birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson|
|Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah County Virginia||Woodstock||Shenandoah||Shenandoah Valley||Local history||County history, domestic artifacts, decorative arts, 18th-century log Wickham House|
|Workhouse Arts Center||Lorton||Fairfax||Northern||Art||Visual and performing arts studio and exhibition space as well as arts education programs|
|Wythe County African-American Heritage Museum||Wytheville||Wythe||Blue Ridge Highlands||African-American||website|
|Yorktown Battlefield||Yorktown||York||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Military||Part of Colonial National Historical Park, includes the Yorktown Visitor Center with exhibits about the Battle of Yorktown (1781), the early 18th-century Nelson House and the Moore House where surrender negotiations occurred|
|York County Historical Museum||Yorktown||York||Tidewater/Hampton Roads||Local history||website|
- Anderson Gallery, Richmond, part of VCU School of the Arts, closed in 2015, collection moved to VCU Libraries
- Artisans Center of Virginia Galleries, Waynesboro, closed the galleries in 2009
- Beebe Ranch, Chincoteaque, closed in 2010
- Claude Moore Colonial Farm
- Civil War Life Museum, Massaponax
- Collingwood Library and Museum, Alexandria
- Dennis Reedy Railroad & Coalmining Museum, Clinchco
- Freedom Park, Arlington, former sculpture park
- Frontier City, Virginia Beach
- Jeane Dixon Museum and Library, Strasburg
- Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum - Marine Corps Base Quantico
- Morgan-McClure Motorsports Museum, Abingdon
- Museum of American Presidents, Strasburg
- Natural Bridge Toy Museum, Natural Bridge; closed November 2012
- Natural Bridge Wax Museum, Natural Bridge, closed in 2014
- P. Buckley Moss Museum, Waynesboro, closed in 2014
- Presidents Park (Virginia), Williamsburg, closed as of 9/30/10
- Professor Cline's Haunted Monster Museum and Dark Maze, Natural Bridge; destroyed in a fire April 16, 2012.
- Refuge Waterfowl Museum, Chincoteague, closed in 2013 and contents auctioned
- Smithsonian Institution Naturalist Center, Leesburg, closed in 2011
- Statlers Museum, Staunton, museum of the Statler Brothers, closed in 2002
- United States Geological Survey Visitors Center, Reston
- United States National Slavery Museum
- Virginia's Explore Park
Regions of Virginia
As defined by Virginia Tourism site
- Central: Altavista, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Blackstone, Charlottesville, Chester, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Farmville, Fort Lee, Glen Allen, Goochland, Gordonsville, Hampden-Sydney, Hood, Hopewell, Louisa, Lynchburg, Mineral, Orange, Palmyra, Pamplin, Petersburg, Piney River, Powhatan, Richmond, Schuyler, Scottsville.
- Chesapeake Bay region: Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland
- Northern: Alexandria, Arlington, Brandy Station, Chantilly, Crewe, Culpeper, Dumfries, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Goldvein, Gum Springs, Haymarket, Herndon, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Manassas, McLean, Middleburg, Mount Vernon, Occoquan, Potomac Mills, Reston, Spotsylvania, Sterling, Vienna, Warrenton, Woodford, White Post.
- Tidewater/Hampton Roads: Chesapeake, Courtland, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Jamestown, King William, Montross, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk, Surry, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown and Chincoteague/Assateague on the Eastern Shore.
- Shenandoah Valley: Boyce, Bridgewater, Clifton Forge, Dayton, Edinburg, Elkton, Fincastle, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Luray, McDowell, Middletown, Millwood, Monterey, Mount Jackson, Natural Bridge, New Castle, Port Republic, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, Steeles Tavern, Stephens City, Strasburg, Timberville, Waynesboro, Winchester, Woodstock.
- Southern: Clarksville, Danville, Gretna, Halifax, Martinsville, South Boston, South Hill.
- Blue Ridge Highlands: Abingdon, Ararat, Atkins, Bastian, Blacksburg, Bland, Bristol, Cana, Christianburg, Ferrum, Galax, Hillsville, Marion, Newbern, Pearlsburg, Pulaski, Saltville, Stuart, Radford, Woodlawn, Wytheville.
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From 2000 – 2009, ACV operated a successful 5,000 square foot sales and exhibitions gallery.
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Dennis Reedy Coal Museum in the original post office now closed and all sold on ebay.
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