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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“It Wasn’t a Milk Run!”: Stories from the Army Air Corps

Join Jim Triesler, our Director of Education, as he explores the experiences of the Army Air Corps over Europe during World War II. Hear their …

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Virginia Forum 2020

This event has been rescheduled from March 2020 to September 2020 due to COVID-19 related closures. The Virginia Forum 2020 offers an opportunity for all …

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3rd Annual Sips on the Skyline

September—the end of summer, the beginning of a new school field trip season, and Virginia Spirits Month. Join your fellow Memorial supporters, friends, and business …


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

1972 The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks agreement is signed by Soviet leader Leonard Brezhnev and U.S. President Richard Nixon in order to control nuclear weapons.