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Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond

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Military Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
The Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia, was the biggest ironworks in the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and a significant factor in the decision to make Richmond its capital.

Tredegar supplied about half the artillery used by the Confederate States Army, as well as the iron plating for CSS Virginia, the first Confederate ironclad warship, which fought in the historic Battle of Hampton Roads in March 1862. The works avoided destruction by troops during the evacuation of the city, and continued production through the mid-20th century. Now classified as a National Historic Landmark District, the site serves as the main building of the American Civil War Museum.

The name Tredegar derives from the Welsh industrial town that supplied much of the company's early workforce.

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  • We loved our visit! Great museum. Friendly folks who didn't mind us asking lots of questions. Very interesting.  more »
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  • Our kids loved it, such a fun and informative place. We enjoys the junior ranger program, the kids were proud to receive their patches...they even gave our littles badges! Thank you for keeping history alive and telling the good and bad!
  • We enjoys the junior ranger program, the kids were proud to receive their patches...they even gave our littles badges! Thank you for keeping history alive and telling the good and bad!Surprisingly good museum, albeit a bit small. Suggested minimum donation of $3 is more than reasonable, although parking in the lot comes at a premium price.

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