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American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

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Address: 500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
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+1 804-649-1861
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The American Civil War Museum is the nation's first museum to interpret the...

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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2-Hour Richmond Landmark Segway Tour
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Good to get the south's point of view on the Civil War

The admition price was USD $24.00 and includes entry the The White House of the Confederacy. They will also validate your parking if you purchase the joint ticket. This museum is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 know I live in S. Wales.

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Ocala, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First off I felt the American Civil War Museum was way too expensive (I just got back from Philadelphia). $10 for an adult and $5 for a child but for the sake of history I was willing to give it a chance. Parking is not free unless you go into the Museum and get your parking validated. A series of... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum for an overview of the Civil War. It covers many topics relating to combat, economics, and on the home front both north and south. It covers technology and innovative ways each side used to get an advantage. It is located at the Tredegar Iron Works which use to be here & is next door to the Richmond... More 

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located in the historic Tredegar Iron Works Factory, which played a significant part in the Civil War. The two story museum is filled with facts, date lines, photos and videos relative to the Civil War. The exhibits were interesting and thought provoking.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoy civil war history and have spent most of our vacation time touring battlefields and museums. This was our first disappointment. We found that this museums agenda revolved around one topic; the many hardships endured by the southern slaves. If you want a complete overview of the war you won't find it here.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The admition price was USD $24.00 and includes entry the The White House of the Confederacy. They will also validate your parking if you purchase the joint ticket. This museum is on 2 levels and details the Civil War from the south's point of view and is very educational. There are many static displays to read and a few videos... More 

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Newport News, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This place was awesome! the staff was very eager to answer all our questions and give us all the history.

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Center includes a number of buildings from the historic Tredegar Gun Foundry and a separate museum that will be enlarged in 2017. Entrance to the National Park Service portion of the site is free; the Civil War Center museum commands a moderate fee. The main building (the Pattern Building), emblazoned by the words "Historic Tredegar" and operated by NPS,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

As Northerns we were somewhat skeptical of going to an unbiased Southern Civil War Museum. Were we wrong! The Tredeger Museum was fantastic! It's exhibits made a point of showing the South, North, & Slave points of the view. The exhibits were varied, some reading, some primary source pictures, quotes, videos, and others interactive. Sequenced in chronological order, were were... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I enjoyed the exhibits, but the museum was smaller than what I would have expected for Richmond. We were there on the day before Veteran's Day and it was completely empty. It is self-guided and there are some interesting interactive displays and films. Right next door Tredegar Iron Works Museum so should see both. If one is in town and... More 

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