The Valentine - Clay Street

The Valentine – Clay Street

The Valentine is located in the historic Court End neighborhood in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Anchored by the 1812 Wickham House, the museum offers self-guided exhibition galleries, the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio, a research library, a museum store and cafe (Monday – Friday only; indoor and outdoor seating). Additionally, the Valentine First Freedom Center is located at the corner of South 14th & Cary Streets, featuring a permanent exhibition and store.


Tuesday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays except major Monday holidays.

Monday Holidays the Museum is Open to the Public

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day

Holidays the Museum is Closed to the Public

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day


One-day admission to the Valentine exhibition galleries, the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio, and the 1812 Wickham House:

  • Adults: $10
  • Senior (55+): $8
  • Student with ID: $8
  • Military: FREE
  • Children (<18): FREE
  • Valentine Members: FREE

You also may be interested in visiting the Virginia State Capitol, which is open daily, is free to the public and is located two blocks from the Valentine.

The Valentine & the 1812 John Wickham House are proud to be Distinctive Destinations of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We welcome all National Trust members to receive a discount of $2 off full-price admission and 10% off gift shop purchases when visiting our site. Visit for more information.