Exhibits at the VWM

View galleries, vehicles and exhibits showcasing the war efforts of America throughout history.

Educational Programs

Take part in a variety of visual arts, multi-media, hands-on learning and critical thinking exercises.

Kids Camp Programs

The Virginia War Museum is offering the following interactive children’s camps.

Calendar of Events

All programs, times and fees are subject to change.

December 2016

December 7, 2016 - 4 pm
This annual event features a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association...

November 2016

November 12-13, 2016 - 2:00 p.m.
This documentary features highlights of interviews with more than 30 WWII veterans from the area.

September 2016

September 24, 2016 - 9 am – 5 pm
Vendors will be onsite selling military collectables, antique firearms, edged weapons and more!

August 2016

August 22-25, 2016 - 9 am - 3 pm
August 8-12, 2016 - 9 am - 3 pm
Children will can take part in interactive war game, which will recreate naval battles.
August 1-5, 2016 - 9 am - 3 pm
Children can take part in interactive war game which recreates a significant Great War campaign.

July 2016

July 18-21, 2016 - 9 am - 3 pm
Campers will delve into World War II in a one of a kind experience, reenacting two battles each day.
July 6, 2016 - 9 am - 3 pm
Children will be able to take part in this interactive war game from "Star Wars."

June 2016

June 27 - July 1, 2016 - 9 am - 3 pm
Children will be able to take part in this interactive war game made famous in "Black Hawk Down."
June 4, 2016 - 10 am
Local military history experts will be on hand to help identify your military artifacts.

May 2016

May 30, 2016 - 11 am
Sponsored by American Legion, Braxton-Perkins Post #25, this annual ceremony is held at 11 a.m...
May 28, 2016 - 1 pm
During World War II, many young Japanese Americans from internment camps volunteered to fight...
May 21, 2016 - 1 pm
After the Pearl Harbor attack, Ben Kuroki volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps...
May 14, 2016 - 9 am - 4 pm
Vendors will be selling antique and contemporary toy soldiers and miniatures...
May 7-28, 2016 - 1 pm
The museum will host a film festival during the month of May featuring films depicting Asian...
May 7, 2016 - 1 pm
California's Ted Tanouye won the Medal of Honor for valor during World War II...

March 2016

March 26, 2016 - 1 pm
This video details women's essential contributions to the national war effort during World War II...
March 19, 2016 - 1 pm
How did five female Army support soldiers, mechanics, supply clerks and engineers, end up...
March 12, 2016 - 1 pm
In 1942 a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort...
March 5-26, 2016 - 1 p.m.
The museum will host a film festival during the month of March...
March 5, 2016 - 1 p.m.
At the height of World War II, more than a thousand women left their homes and jobs...

February 2016

February 27, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
Starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Robert DeNiro, Men of Honor was inspired by...
February 20, 2016 - 1 pm
Starring Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew Broderick, this 1989 movie chronicles...
February 13, 2016 - 1 pm
In the 1890s, the U.S. Army believed it could replace horses with popular new "safety bicycles."...
February 6-27, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
All month long the museum will host a film festival featuring films with African American themes.
February 6, 2016 - 1 pm - 3pm
Starring Laurance Fishburne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and John Lithgow...

January 2016

January 18, 2016 - 10 am - 3 pm
Children, ages 7-15, will be able to take a part in a variety of war games which will run all day in
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