The Valentine First Freedom Center

The Valentine First Freedom Center is located at 14 South 14th Street on the same corner where Virginia’s General Assembly met in secret during the American Revolution and explores the past, present and future of religious freedom in America. Watch an introductory video about the First Freedom Center below.


Tuesday-Sunday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Located at 14 S. 14th St, Richmond, VA 23219

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 to the First Freedom Center is free.

Parking & Transportation

Parking with validation is available in the City Parking Deck at 1410 East Cary Street.


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

Wheelchair Accessibility:

First Freedom Center is fully accessible by wheelchair. For more details including parking options, see our listing on the VisitAble database, or call our front desk at (804) 225-1956 and we will be happy to help!


We love families! Admission for children under 18 always is free. Strollers are welcome in all galleries. Public restrooms are equipped with changing tables.

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. 

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 you experience discovering Richmond Stories to be as carefree as possible, so we are always happy to help!