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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“Cold as the Devil”: Stories from the Battle of the Bulge

Join Education Director Jim Triesler as he shares stories from what Winston Churchill called “The Greatest American Battle of World War II.” Learn how our …

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75 Years After Winning the Peace

75 Years After Winning the Peace: A Celebration of World War II (in partnership with the Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield) Register for one or …

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U.S. Military Patches: Part II

Have you ever wondered what the patches on military uniforms mean? Join Curator Jesse Smith for his next talk focused on U.S. Army patches and …


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

1943 Allied forces invade Sicily during Operation Husky