Plan Your Visit

The Virginia War Memorial overlooks the beautiful James River, boasting one of the best views of the downtown skyline.


A visit to the Memorial can include time remembering the fallen in the Shrine of Memory, learning first-hand about those who served by watching any one of our twenty-five documentary films, or touring the exhibit halls with one of our docents, many of whom are veterans themselves. A large outdoor amphitheater overlooking the James River is the perfect venue for concerts and ceremonies.



Monday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Shrine is currently only open during daytime hours during state stay-at-home orders.


Christmas Day
New Years Day
Thanksgiving Day


The Virginia War Memorial grounds and exhibits are FREE to the public unless noted.


Parking is FREE to Virginia War Memorial guests and accessible from both Rowe St. and South 1st St.  There is also an additional 2 levels of underground parking available for celebrations and special events.

Capacity: 175