Hours & Admission

Keep Calm and Hammer On

We're Renovating!

The museum will continue to be open and offer:
We look forward to having you join us on the adventure.  Please follow our progress here on our website, via social media, or sign up to receive weekly renovations updates in your inbox!

The Valentine's Hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 12 - 5 pm
Closed on Mondays except major Monday holidays.

  • Wickham House Tours are given throughout the day from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, 12:30 - 4:00 pm on Sunday.  
    (Please note that the Wickham House is not wheelchair accessible while the Valentine is undergoing renovations beginning on November 1, 2013)
  • Sally Bell's Kitchen, located behind the Valentine, is open for lunch Monday through Friday year round. Seating is indoors or in a lovely garden setting.
  • The Valentine Gift Shop (currently closed for renovation), offering a wide array of books, toys and other items, is open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm.
  • Archives and Collection Research are by appointment only.  For hours, fees and available services please visit our research page.

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 Day
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Presidents Day


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

  • Adults (19+ years old): $8
  • Senior (55+): $7
  • Military with ID: $7
  • Student with ID: $7
  • Children (7-18): $7
  • History Center 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.

Let's Move


The Valentine is a proud to be a Let's Move Museum Partner!

Distinctive DestinationsThe 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.