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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 days ago

Excellent museum that gives you a good perspective on the enormous cost to our nation brought on by the Civil War. The loss of lives boggles the mind, yet this exhibit walks you through the disastrous conflict from start to finish. Combine this with a...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Are you kidding me?! Lots of money probably spent for this small dark cavern - exhibit will be moved in 2 years to new facility being built right behind this one - HOPEFULLY THEY WILL PUT IN LIGHTING in the new placeMore

Thank 831ljm
ACWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback. We are sorry that your visit was less than satisfactory due to the exhibit lighting. We are working hard to ensure that our exhibits in the new museum building will be exceptional both in the content they...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located near the canals and the river, the American Civil War Center is adjacent to the Tredegar Iron Works. The museum is fun to walk through and explores slavery at the time just prior to and during the period of the Civil War. The staff...More

Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank JDA60
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 10 July 2017 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 7 July 2017

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 4 July 2017

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 27 June 2017

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
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Patrick F
31 July 2017|
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Response from JDA60 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely go to the battlefields there are ton of battlefields in the area but you need to do some driving.
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!