The Valentine Main Campus

The Valentine's main campus is located at 10th and East Clay streets in historic downtown Richmond and includes our main galleries, the historic Wickham House and the Valentine Studio and garden.


Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday | 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
 (free admission)
Friday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holidays the Valentine is open

  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day

Holidays the Valentine is closed

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day


Admission includes two hours of parking in the Valentine museum lot or validated parking for the MCV Visitor Parking Deck at 529 N. 12th Street, one-day admission to Valentine exhibition galleries and a guided tour of the historic Wickham House.

Adults | $10
Seniors (55 and over), groups of 10 or more | $8
Valentine Members, children under 18, students with ID, military personnel | Free
SNAP recipients with EBT card (up to 4 individuals)* | Free

Reservations are required for groups of 10 visitors or more. Reserved bus parking for groups is available directly in front of the museum on Clay Street.

For adult groups, admission to the museum is $8 per person and includes a guided tour of the Wickham House, a National Historic Landmark. Find more information for adult groups here, and see more information about student groups here.

Parking & Transportation

Museum admission includes two hours of parking in the Valentine’s lot at 407 North 10th Street.

Parking is available in the MCV Visitor Parking Deck at 529 N. 12th Street. Please visit our front desk to validate your parking before leaving the Valentine. Street parking is also available. For more information, see the Parking Lot Rules and Regulations section of our Museum and Visitor Policies.

The Valentine is located two blocks east of the Downtown Transfer Station, which services numerous GRTC Bus Routes. If taking the GRTC Pulse, disembark at the Government Center station at Broad & 9th Street for easy access to the Valentine. 

If you would benefit from wheelchair accessible parking or have any questions about visiting and accessibility, please call our front desk at (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 and we will be happy to assist you.


The Valentine is committed to making our galleries and facilities accessible to everyone. You can find information below about accessibility, and you can also check out our listing on the VisitAble database. Have questions or feedback? We would love to hear from you! Email or call (804) 649-0711 ext. 301.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

The Valentine’s campus, including the historic Wickham House, all bathrooms and the Valentine garden are fully accessible by wheelchair. The museum’s 10th street entrance has a wheelchair accessible ramp. If you would benefit from wheelchair accessible parking or have any questions about visiting and accessibility, please call our front desk at (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 and we will be happy to assist you. The museum also has two standard wheelchairs available to borrow for visitor convenience.


We love families! Admission for children under 18 always is free. Strollers are welcome in all galleries and an unattended coat room is available to store other bulky items. Public restrooms are equipped with changing tables.

Spaces to take a break: 

Should you need a break, the museum has a number of quiet spaces you can visit, including the Valentine Garden.


The Valentine offers Spanish exhibition materials for our core exhibition This Is Richmond, Virginia, located at the entrance to the galleries. Tours in Spanish can be arranged with two weeks notice by emailing 

Hearing Accommodations: 

American Sign Language interpretation for events and tours is available with two weeks notice by emailing

Service Animals:

Service animals are welcome on the museum grounds and in the building. 

Personal Care Attendants: 

Personal care attendants accompanying visitors with disabilities receive free admission to the museum (limit one attendant per visitor). 

Tips for Visiting

Visiting for the first time, or has it just been a while? Hopefully, all of your questions are answered here. If not, give us a call at 804-649-7011 ext. 301 during museum hours. We want your experience discovering Richmond Stories to be as carefree as possible, so we are always happy to help!

Visitor Center

Coming Soon! The Valentine is proud to support our partners at Richmond Region Tourism by incorporating their downtown Visitor Center into our lobby. We are so excited and look forward to helping them enhance the quality of life for the people in our community by supporting the places that make the Richmond Region wonderful.