Highest-rated museums in Virginia

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March 20, 2022
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Highest-rated museums in Virginia

Museums are one of the most important institutions in any country. They don’t just show us our past, they contextualize it—allowing visitors to better understand cultures and ourselves. Good museum displays lead to reflection, generate ideas, and create a sense of appreciation for who has come before. In many towns and cities, museums are jewels of the public, and often rank highly for tourist visits. Stacker compiled a list of the museums in Virginia on Tripadvisor.

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#30. Virginia Museum of Transportation

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (693 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-3620
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#29. Tank Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (198 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 3401 US Hwy 29B, Danville, VA 24540
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#28. Edgar Allan Poe Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (515 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
- Address: 1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
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#27. Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (278 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, History Museums
- Address: 415 N Braddock St, Winchester, VA 22601-3921
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#26. The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (813 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, History Museums
- Address: Luray Caverns, Luray, VA 22835
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#25. The Rising Sun Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (247 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, History Museums
- Address: 1304 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3704
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#24. Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, History Museums
- Address: 145 E Main St, Wytheville, VA 24382-2319
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#23. Pamplin Historical Park

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (348 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Parks
- Address: 6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
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#22. Science Museum of Virginia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (442 reviews)
- Type of activity: Science Museums
- Address: 2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
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#21. Frontier Culture Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (697 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, History Museums
- Address: 1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
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#20. Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (523 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums, History Museums
- Address: 901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
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#19. George Washington's Mount Vernon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,684 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
- Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
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#18. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (669 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 301 S Nassau St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
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#17. NRA National Firearms Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (394 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, History Museums
- Address: 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550
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#16. Nauticus

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,078 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
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#15. Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (4,406 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151-3002
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#14. Chrysler Museum of Art

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (996 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 1 Memorial Pl, Norfolk, VA 23510-1540
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#13. American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,332 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Battlefields
- Address: 200 Water Street Route 1020, Yorktown, VA 23690
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#12. Virginia Living Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (743 reviews)
- Type of activity: Science Museums, Zoos
- Address: 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1999
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#11. Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,537 reviews)
- Type of activity: Science Museums, Aquariums
- Address: 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
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#10. Virginia Air & Space Science Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (541 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Science Museums
- Address: 600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4033
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#9. White House of the Confederacy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,248 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums, Speciality Museums
- Address: 1201 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
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#8. George C. Marshall's Dodona Manor

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (126 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
- Address: 312 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176-4100
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#7. Amazement Square

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (277 reviews)
- Type of activity: Children's Museums
- Address: 27 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1422
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#6. The Mariners' Museum & Park

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (918 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Parks
- Address: 100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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#5. Military Aviation Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (1,343 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums, Speciality Museums
- Address: 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
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#4. Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (532 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, History Museums
- Address: 20 Bernard Rd Ingalls Road, Monroe, VA 23651-1004
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#3. Historic Jamestowne

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (5,394 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, History Museums
- Address: 1368 Colonial Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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#2. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (3,086 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-4007
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#1. Colonial Williamsburg

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12,357 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
- Address: 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
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