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American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-649-1861
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500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-649-1861
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite museums. It presents a thoughtful and non-partisan take on the Civil War with a focus on the reasons that led to it. It is appropriate for teens and adults. I recommend taking the time to view the exhibits carefully...More

Thank TamarBoston_MA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't expect to get much from visiting this site, but I was pleasantly surprised, as it offered up hundreds of artifacts over dozens of exhibits, telling the story of the significance of this site around the time of the Civil War. It's free, not...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I entered the store because it has the PENNY COLLECTOR. I asked Danielle if I could get some change and I promise I will buy something too. She smiled and said no worries. I will give you change just because. Wow.. I did end up...More

Thank Vira H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free exhibit by the National Park Service is great for a quick stop at Tredegar Iron Works. Located directly next to the Iron Works themselves, which is a pay to enter location, this free exhibit includes three floors of maps, physical exhibits, sound bites,...More

Thank Brandon F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a Civil War historian, as I am, you never can get enough history. The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, opened in 2006 and located in the cannon foundry of the Tredegar Iron Works on the banks of the James River...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Was highly disappointed in my visit today. Bunch of the display cases were too dark to even make out the items inside. Movies and a number of displays called Blacks African Americans. Wow, what a PC name that wasn't even around then. When I brought...More

Thank South15
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Prior to visiting the American Civil War Center in Richmond, family searches were mostly validated and documented through Ancestry. com. However, the Center is a "gem" and fountain of information for those individuals doing serious searching about the wounded, POWs or deaths that occurred in...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was hoping for more Civil War artifacts than explanatory charts and displays. It does a good job tracing the history of the Civil War from the perspectives of the North, South, and slaves, but it lacked the original papers and things that make such...More

Thank Peter B
ACWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting and taking the time to share your thoughts. We share your concerns about the current exhibit and are committed to telling the stories of the Civil War in more engaging and surprising ways. We are getting ready to build...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the historic setting of the museum and location on the lovely canal walk. Wish we had time to walk across the pedestrian bridge to Bell Island. The museum did a highly commendable job of sharing various perspectives: North, South, slaves, slaveholders, abolitionists,...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Good Museum with plenty of artifacts, static displays and videos about life in Richmond and the South during the conflict. Part of the Iron Works site so plenty to do and educational to boot. Oh and the pronunciation is Tredegar NOT Tred e gar I...More

Thank Stephen H
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Matt S
How much time should I allow for the museum? I know that depends on a lot of different variables but in general, what would be a good allotment?
17 March 2017|
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Response from ACWMuseum | Property representative |
Thanks Matt for your interest in visiting, and thanks to Mark and Mac for chiming in with answers. Typically, our visitors spend one to two hours at any of our three museums, though that time can certainly be extended for... More
How much is the admission?
18 March 2016|
Response from ACWMuseum | Property representative |
Hello Selena316. Admission to our Historic Tredegar museum is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for youth age 6-17. You can find info about combining admission to our other locations on our website. Thanks!