Valentine Richmond History Center

Historical Significance

For more than 100 years, the Valentine Museum has collected, preserved, and interpreted the materials of the life and history of Richmond, Virginia. Major changing exhibitions at the Valentine focus on American urban and social history, using its significant collections & textiles, decorative & industrial arts, prints, and photography. The Valentine Museum's largest artifact is the stately 1812 Wickham House, a national Historic Landmark and outstanding example of neoclassical architecture featuring rare wall paintings. Tours of the house are included with admission. 

Physical Description

Tours of the Wickham House focus on social history, including the lives of more than a dozen enslaved individuals. Exhibits include the history of blacks, whites, and Native Americans.

Geographical and Contact Information

1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, Virginia
Phone: 804-649-0711
Fax: 804-643-3510

Cite this Page:

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “Valentine Richmond History Center,” African American Historic Sites Database, accessed December 12, 2018,
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