Currently, the Wickham House is closed. Admission is available for individuals and small groups for a self-guided tour of our galleries. Read more about our guidelines below.


Admission to the Valentine is currently free, however all visitors are required to register for tickets in advance. Admission includes the Valentine’s self-guided exhibition galleries. Museum visitors also receive free parking. The Wickham House and Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio are currently closed and guided tours are cancelled until further notice. For more information about what to expect during your visit, including how we are ensuring visitor safety, see more below.

What to Expect

· Valentine staff will regularly sanitize high touch surfaces, including the doors and restrooms.

· Valentine staff will wear masks and perform transactions from behind a Plexiglas shield.

· Using timed ticketing, visitation to the museum will be limited so that visitors have space to safely enjoy our exhibitions.

· Tickets are available for individuals and families with eight or fewer people in their party.

· Directional signage in museum galleries will assist with a safe and easy flow of visitors.

· Currently, the Valentine is not offering in-person programs or group tours. Learn more about virtual tours here.

· The Wickham House and the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio remain closed to the public. The café in the Valentine Garden is also closed.

What We Request

· Free timed tickets must be reserved for a specific arrival time through our online store.

· Please maintain a distance of 6 feet from other visitors to the museum.

· Protective face coverings are required.

· If you feel ill or have a fever, please stay at home.

Hours & Holidays

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

Valentine Members are invited to visit on Member Mondays. For more information about becoming a member or to schedule your visit, please call 804-649-0711 ext. 302 or email

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

Hours at the Valentine First Freedom Center

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

Admission to the First Freedom Center is free. Gallery capacity is limited to five visitors at a time. Visitors are required to wear a mask and maintain a distance of 6 feet from other visitors to the museum.

**The Valentine is proud to participate in the Museums for All initiative.

Photo by Steve Casanova.