Tour of Grounds

Visiting the Virginia War Memorial can be a powerful and emotional experience. Whether you are spending solitary moments in the Shrine of Memory, touring the museum exhibits, or watching one of our 24 documentary films in Reynolds Theater, the War Memorial is available for all.



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The Shrine of Memory: 20th Century

The Shrine of Memory was originally designed and created in the 1950s to salute the more than 10,340 men and women from World War II and Korea who were killed in action.

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Walkway of Honor:

The Walkway of Honor overlooks circles around the Shrine of Memory and overlooks the James River.

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Shrine of Memory: The Global War on Terror & Beyond (opening in 2020)

Since the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, Virginians from all branches of the service have died in the Global War on Terror.

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Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center

In September 2010, the Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center opened and dramatically changed the size and scope of the Virginia War Memorial.

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Bruce Heilman Amphitheater

In 2010, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects designed the E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater to complement the Shrine of Memory and the Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center.

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Kenneth Wright Pavilion:

The C. Kenneth Wright Pavilion will open in 2019 and double the amount of indoor space at the War Memorial to roughly 40,000 square feet.