American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar, Richmond

#5 of 25 in Historic Sites in Richmond
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The American Civil War Museum operates three sites: The White House of the Confederacy and Historic Tredegar, both in Richmond, and The American Civil War Museum – Appomattox.

The goal of The American Civil War Museum is to help a diverse national and international audience learn American Civil War history in all its breadth and scope.

Using dynamic and interactive exhibits, engaging educational programs and historical research, the museum will tell a multitude of military, political and civilian stories of the people of the time.

It will also ensure and strengthen the preservation of an unparalleled collection of Civil War artifacts.
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  • Good museum, interesting history, great reminder so same mistakes are not made again, near the canal walk so location is good, they offer to validate parking, free with our reciprocal museum...  more »
  • This is a very comprehensive museum covering the Civil War chronologically from start to finish. I appreciated the presentation, and thought it did a great job fairly presenting the different...  more »
  • A great place to bring out of town friends! Located right on the river, it offers great views and pretty walks nearby. I suggest making a day out of touring the museum and nearby Belle Isle and Brown's Island. The museum holds such unique and interesting artifacts in such a beautiful and historic building. I especially loved all the old photographs of various places around the city back then. I only wish they had a student discount!
  • Very good museum. Maybe a bit small, but definitely informative. Of course it is located in a former CSA state, but I guess VA is special. But as always: stay critical with the matter. The small cinema is amazing. The interactive screens are very helpful, too. I would recommend going there.

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