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Tredegar Iron Works

500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-226-1981
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I recently visited here for the first time with my family. You can park at the museum. The staff at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Victoria N
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Plenty of parking (not a lot of shade) right next to the entrance adjacent to the Civil War Museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CleopatraBunny
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I recently visited here for the first time with my family. You can park at the museum. The staff at the Visitors Center nearby were very helpful about the area in general. The museum is interesting with a nice gift store, and I do feel...More

Thank Victoria N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of parking (not a lot of shade) right next to the entrance adjacent to the Civil War Museum. Nicely curated display on the 3rd floor about the role of the iron works in supporting both city and military needs, with a couple of short...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a free national parks site located next to the James River. There isn't a lot to see but there are two very good films and several displays. Some deal with the Civil War and others deal with the actual Iron Works itself. It...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot of information, but it is presented well and is not overwhelming. The films are interesting, and we learned a number of Civil War Era tidbits we didn't know, such as the facts about photos attributed to Matthew Brady and the Richmond...More

Thank Celia G
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice and clean museum. It done by the NPS and it is ran on donations. They have a great video and tons of very cool civil war artifacts. A must see for all.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is a Civil War museum run by the National Parks Service. Admission is free, but donations are suggested. Although one of the exhibits was closed due to repair of water damage, we viewed two informative videos (one about the Iron Works and a longer...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Remembering that history us written by the victors, this was a great surprise. Both sides were we presented with facts, pictures, and artifacts. The admission fee was modest with discounts for children and seniors. Walking was minimal and there was an elevator to the 2nd...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting place with lots to see on the outside. Unfortunately, the majority of the museum was closed for maintenance so not much to see.

Thank Kelli M
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This place truly shows how hard people had to work to get what they had back in the times of colonizing this country. It also shows how smart and inventive they were as well.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The point of view of Tredegar Iron Works in regard to the Civil War was informative and very educational. The facility is laid out very well, all the exhibits are easy to view. The films are excellent and are high quality. Learning about how important...More

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