"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
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Experience the nation’s most popular toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life.

Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s

The Virginia Historical Society is rich in event venues, each one as incomparable as the Commonwealth itself. You and your guests will never forget...


An elegant wedding in an historic drawing room. A powerhouse crowd in a soaring, cathedral-like atrium. An intimate get-together in an art-filled gallery. A well-equipped classroom, an acoustically superb theater, a serene patio and garden...


The Events

  • Wedding and reception
  • Corporate gathering
  • Stockholder or board meeting
  • Club or organization meeting
  • Lecture, seminar, workshop, or symposium
  • Reunion
  • Retreat
  • Charitable fundraiser
  • Luncheon, tea, or party
  • Memorial or funeral

The Amenities

  • Centrally located on the Boulevard in Richmond, except for Virginia House, located in Richmond’s Windsor Farms neighborhood
  • Ample free parking
  • Easy access from I-95 and I-64
  • Available for both day and evening events
  • Flexible set-up times
  • A/V equipment available in some venues or utilize approved audio/video suppliers
  • Tables and chairs at no additional charge
  • Kitchen access for approved caterers
  • Gallery access during events


We're Here to Help

To begin planning your next event, contact Laura Frazho, Special Events and Facility Rentals Manager, at 804.342.9676.

With one call, you may book any one or several of these interconnected venues to suit your event. At the South’s oldest and most venerable cultural institution, the only limit is your imagination. Whether you’re ready to book or just want to learn more, please contact the Special Events and Facility Rentals Manager, at 804.342.9676 or events@vahistorical.org. Fees vary depending upon daytime operating hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) or after hours (5 p.m.–11 p.m.). The VHS tries to accommodate fellow non-profits by working within your budgets.

You don’t have to be a VHS member to make this elite destination your own. Though once you do, you’ll want to be.

VHS Specialty Venues

Venues for theatrical and educational events and board meetings on the Boulevard in Richmond

Virgina House

Venues for smaller events in Richmond's Windsor Farms neighborhood

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