A living tribute to freedom...and the sacrifices it requires.

Welcome to the Virginia War Memorial

Through the stories of those who served, the nation’s leading state War Memorial honors Virginia’s fallen and preserves the past. In the process of helping veterans find their voice and collecting and telling their stories, the Memorial also educates and inspires for the future.

Take a moving, reflective walk through the heart of the Memorial: the Shrine of Memory.

Engage directly with history through veteran-led tours, educational programs for all ages, as well as artifacts, photographs, films, oral histories, and the arts.

NEW: Resources for Homeschooling

As we collectively try to navigate the new Stay-at-Home orders, the Virginia War Memorial Foundation has a number of online resources available online for you and your family.

Upcoming Events

Get involved in a wide variety of patriotic ceremonies, educational programs, arts events, and fundraisers. Check back for updates or CLICK HERE to receive regular emails about War Memorial happenings.

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The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation

THIS SPECIAL PROGRAM WILL NOT BE RECORDED, BE SURE TO JOIN US LIVE! Join special guest Maureen Taylor, the “Photo Detective” as she celebrates the …

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The State of Military History: A Discussion Among Historians

REGISTER HERE If military history were a medical patient, how healthy would it be these days? A panel of esteemed historians offer their diagnosis. This …

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Salute to Service: Helicopter Pilots

In this special program in our Salute to Service series, we will be looking at the use of helicopters in wartime, locating enemy ground forces …


Join the War Memorial’s supportive community of Americans, both civilian and military, who stand by those who served and help them find their voice. Your gift will grow the educational programming, patriotic events, award-winning documentaries, and state-of-the-art facilities for which the Virginia War Memorial is known.

Plan Your Visit

The Virginia War Memorial overlooks the beautiful James River, boasting one of the best views of the Richmond skyline. Yet the Memorial offers so much more to see and do…

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This day in history

1964 President Johnson agrees to a two-phase bombing plan for Vietnam. The first phase launched air strikes in Laos and the second phase launched larger strikes in North Vietnam.