The Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives is Richmond's museum of Jewish history, art and culture. Located in the historic Fan District, the Museum & Archives is housed in an early 20th century row house adjacent to the 1904 sanctuary of Congregation Beth Ahabah. Beth Ahabah (House of Love) is the successor to Kahal Kadosh (K.K.) Beth Shalome, the sixth Jewish congregation in the nation.Arrange to visit Beth Ahabah Museum and Archive and other attractions in Richmond using our Richmond day trip tool.
The Museum & Archives houses an invaluable collection of documents, portraits, photographs, paintings and objects that provides a window to the lives, loves, contributions, defeats and triumphs of Jewish Richmonders since the days of the American Revolution.
The archival collection includes the congregational records of K.K. Beth Shalome, est. 1789, and Congregation Beth Ahabah, est. 1841, along with the records of many of Richmond's Jewish organizations, families and individuals.
Beth Ahabah Museum and Archive reviews
This small museum is expertly designed. We were given a tour by a very knowledgeable staff member who had lived her whole life in Richmond. The sanctuary of the synagogue is breathtaking and well... more »
Temple with archives of early Jews in Richmond Va. Self guided- call before going because website had incorrect hours. more »
Plan your trip to Richmond
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Richmond
Hidden gems in Richmond
Side trips from Richmond
Museums in Richmond
Historic Sites in Richmond
Trips to Beth Ahabah Museum and Archive by other users
22 days in Roanoke & Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Roanoke Richmond 15 days in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Busch Gardens Williamsburg Mary Livingston Ripley Garden Washington Monument 13 days in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Lockkeeper's House Washington Monument White House 60 days in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Monument Avenue Fan District Science Museum of Virginia 23 days in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Busch Gardens Williamsburg Kings Dominion Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium 5 days in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fan District ARTWORKS Studios & Galleries