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Address: 500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: +1 804-649-1861
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The American Civil War Museum is the nation's first museum to interpret...
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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We originally planned to visit the Museum of the Confederacy in downtown, but saw that this site was going to have interpretive demonstrations on the day we would visit. We met... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Newark, Delaware
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We originally planned to visit the Museum of the Confederacy in downtown, but saw that this site was going to have interpretive demonstrations on the day we would visit. We met Jason when we arrived about 15 minutes early. He took the time to give us a mini-tour of some of the grounds and answered a lot of questions we... More 

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Orillia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you have young children, like interactive displays or expect to see all sorts of period artifacts, this is not the museum for you. However, if you like to learn the history of the Civil War from different perspectives then you probably will not be disappointed but be forewarned, you could spend up to a few hours reading, and reading... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Exhibits provide those interested in the Civil War with a background to how the people and industry supported the war. Nice displays in original buildings along the James River.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very interesting artifacts, nice displays, very well preserved. There is a free museum run by the National Park Service and another museum that charges a fee.

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Little Silver, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Tells the story of the Civil War year by year, with consistent elements - timeline, maps, artifacts, floor to ceiling graphics, photo albums, video presentations. Each year is captured within these elements so you get "used to" how to approach each year. Its truly educational by tying together pieces into a story. Some parts of it i never considered -... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is an outstanding adaptive rehabilitation of the facility that was critical during the Civil War 150 years ago. The museum adequately exhibits the strategic significance of the building and provides a nice pictorial history of the area.

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Duluth, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a companion "exhibit" to the Tredegar Iron Works site and, in all honesty, it is a beautiful layout and exhibit but lacks in the actual character and personification that exhibits normally take. the walls are lined with photos and certain artifacts, but, overall, not really worth the entry fee. There were films to be viewed (for those with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Take your time & read thru the displays. There is alot to be absorbed. Slavery has been going on since beginning of time, but it is hard to take in. This was very humbling site for me. I read the justification of it but still can't understand.

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Narooma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

As overseas visitors we have visited a number of Civil War sites. Each tells its tale but until now we hadn't been able to get the whole story. This museum did that very well. It is heavy on written information but that is what we wanted. Nevertheless, the video presentations were good and the way that the displays explored the... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It's amazing to learn about the life of a Civil War soldier. I'm not a war buff, but you get to experience what the soldiers had to go through to fight for what they thought was right. It was a divisive period in our country's history and an important one to learn more about, especially since many of the same... More 

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Additional Information about American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

Address: Address: 500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: +1 804-649-1861
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 8

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