Highest-rated specialty museums in Virginia, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Virginia, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Virginia on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. Virginia Museum of the Civil War

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (208 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#29. Blue Ridge Music Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (217 reviews)
- Address: 700 Foothills Rd, Galax, VA 24333-4887
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#28. Virginia Musical Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Address: 6316 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-1734
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#27. Ripley's Believe It or Not!

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (322 reviews)
- Address: 1735 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2725
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#26. Lynchburg Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (96 reviews)
- Address: 901 Court St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1603
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#25. St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (458 reviews)
- Address: 14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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#24. Virginia Quilt Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Address: 301 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3606
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#23. USS Monitor Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (100 reviews)
- Address: 100 Museum Dr Part of Mariners Museu, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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#22. Smithfield Plantation

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (100 reviews)
- Address: 1000 Smithfield Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060-5441
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#21. Roanoke Pinball Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (137 reviews)
- Address: 1 Market Sq SE 2nd Floor, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
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#20. Explore More Discovery Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (121 reviews)
- Address: 150 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3629
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#19. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (272 reviews)
- Address: 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
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#18. U.S. Army Transportation Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (200 reviews)
- Address: 300 Washington Blvd., Besson Hall Fort Eustis, Newport News, VA 23604-1276
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#17. Walton's Mountain Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (244 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#16. Cooter's in Luray

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (168 reviews)
- Address: 4768 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835-4944
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#15. Virginia Holocaust Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (408 reviews)
- Address: 2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7032
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#14. Virginia Museum of Transportation

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (682 reviews)
- Address: 303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-3620
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#13. Edgar Allan Poe Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (503 reviews)
- Address: 1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
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#12. Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (259 reviews)
- Address: 415 N Braddock St, Winchester, VA 22601-3921
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#11. The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (803 reviews)
- Address: Luray Caverns, Luray, VA 22835
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#10. Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (95 reviews)
- Address: 145 E Main St, Wytheville, VA 24382-2319
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#9. George Washington's Mount Vernon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,640 reviews)
- Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
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#8. NRA National Firearms Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (394 reviews)
- Address: 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550
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#7. Nauticus

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,062 reviews)
- Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
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#6. Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (4,389 reviews)
- Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151-3002
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#5. Virginia Air & Space Science Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (530 reviews)
- Address: 600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4033
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#4. White House of the Confederacy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,239 reviews)
- Address: 1201 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
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#3. The Mariners' Museum & Park

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (911 reviews)
- Address: 100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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#2. Military Aviation Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (1,314 reviews)
- Address: 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
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#1. Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (530 reviews)
- Address: 20 Bernard Rd Ingalls Road, Hampton, VA 23651-1004
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