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American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

490 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219
804 780 1865
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Ranked #34 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Type: History Museums
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was a really hot day and the kids weren't enjoying walking around. Probably would have learned more (especially without them complaining) if it wasn't 95 degrees....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was fascinating for me and my family, as northerners, to learn about the Civil War at this Richmond museum from the three perspectives offered: Northern, Southern and African-American. Fascinating artifacts, clear displays and engaging videos brought the history alive. The Confederate flags for sale were surprising, but the wide range of books showed an intellectual commitment to the many... More

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There was nothing we disliked here. It informs us as Americans what type of people we might be today if it weren't for those who truly fought for freedom and equality. We spent over 2 1/2 hours in the center and every minute was well worth it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This museum covers the civilian angles of the Civil War - the way of life, challenges that were faced for both North and South. Located next to the Tredegar Iron Works/National Battlefield Visitors Center it's worth seeing for first-time visitors to Richmond but if you're pressed for time, visit the National Battlefield Visitor Center and pass on this one.

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buckinghamshire
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We visited this museum together with the iron works. Well worth the visit. Would have been nice to take a picnic to eat by the river. Lots of information to take in, but left us wanting to know more about this interesting period of history. So pleased we did this

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Adjoining the National Park site on the Tredegar iron Works location, this museum with its displays and films gives a much more in-depth depiction of the Civil War and its causes from the perspective of the civilians and slaves of both the North and the South as well as that of the soldiers. We found several of the videos very... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We spent about 4 hours here in both the American Civil War Center and the NPS half of things, both at site of the Tredegar Iron Works. Really nice complex. The NPS side is free, as is wandering the grounds. The Civil War Center was a fee, but covered parking. Both well done. Good variety of exhibits, reading timeline to... More

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Anoka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

There is much to see here. The Museum is nice and the ruins of the Iron Works has some large sections still standing and there are good descriptions as to what things were and how they worked together. There is parking at the museum and it is free if you pay the admission to the museum which is under $10.00... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I had an interest in the American a Civil War so we went To Richmond from Washington by train for the day. The National Parks exhibit was fantastic. The whole site very well set up.

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Midlothian
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

extremely politically correct slanted view of Civil War. Museum had very few real artifacts to look at, mostly visual notes and maps on wall Very dark in building, could be much better

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