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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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The American Civil War Museum is the nation's first museum to interpret the Civil War from Union, Confederate, and African American perspectives. Discover a new way of looking at our shared national history that explains much of who we are as Americans today through our signature exhibit, In the Cause of Liberty.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-649-1861
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Give yourself at least 2 hours to see the museum. Parking is free with admission to the museum otherwise it's $5. The museum does a good job on presenting a balanced view of the causes and impact on the North, the South and on African...More

Thank JDA60
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful building and with so much to see and do. I am over museums stuffed with glass viewing cabinets. Here you have plenty you can touch and feel as well as three short but fascinating films which will appeal to all ages There is...More

Thank Howard D
Reviewed 5 days ago

First rule- no photos. This museum was very dark and it made it hard to read the history writings for the exhibits. Lots of exhibits on the effects of the war on the population, and very little on the actual war actions.The museum gift shop...More

Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the museum for about 2 hours on a Saturday morning. The setting at Historic Tredegar is interesting so I would make sure you have time to visit the ironworks in addition to the civil war museum. The price for one adult was...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the collection of historical items and information. They are presented with great care and consideration for the subject. It's not a large place, so worth the time to visit. It also had a very nice souvenir shop. Our only complaint was that the...More

Thank tiesthatbind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an excellent portrayal of the events leading up to, during and after the Civil War. The displays are varied and captivating. Some are interactive. I could have spent much more than 3 hours there.

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Interesting time spent here. I enjoyed the guides and what they had to say about the Great American War. I did not realize that this city played such an important part in the battles and lives of so many soldiers. I recommend to others...More

Thank dcantarooo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tredegar Site has a varied and very interesting history.It covers the American Civil War in detail and gives very good insights into personal histories of participants who fought in the Civil War.The layout of Tredegar is easy to get around and has many interesting...More

Thank Howardst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had visited the Museum of the Confederacy two years ago and, not being partisans of the CSA, were a little disappointed that it hadn't moved much beyond its original function as a shrine and a monument to the Lost Cause. We were interested to...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In light of the race issues our Nation is facing, this place nails it! Both sides, both races, both sexes are repreaented here. The museum has very thought provoking, mindfully created and carefully planned exhibits that everyone of all backgrounds can enjoy and not be...More

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Matt S
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
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!