“In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.”
You’ll need to sign up for your free ticket here. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides admission for two people.
Find a list of all participating Museum Day museums in Virginia, including
The Poe Museum,
The Museum and White House of the Confederacy,
Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown,
The John Marshall House,
The Siege Museum, and
The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.
Other cool options include the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Virginia Discovery Museum in Charlottesville, Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth, Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach, and Bacon’s Castle in Surry.