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A very good museum overall. Presents the Conferdate side accurately, but leans towards the "Lost Cause". It is not as balanced as its sister museums in Richmond (American Civil War Museum and White House of the Confederacy).
I recommend buying admission to all three in...More
We got here first thing in the a.m. & were privileged to have a small lecture by one of the people working here (I think his name was Bob). Very informative. We like to read about how the Civil War affected individuals and the exhibits...More
Impressive artifact collection including flags. Highlights human side of war, so be sure to read descriptions in exhibits. Kids will enjoy some touch screen activities (ex. design own flag) -- some were having technical difficulties. Teacher discount, veteran discount. Close to related National Park (short...More
A very good museum, particularly on the civil war memorabilia. More needs to be done on the post civil war reconstruction, Jim Crow aspects, though a good start has been made. The artefacts (lee's pen & uniform, the flags for example) are all fascinating.
We went to a brand spanking new building, really beautiful near the river and next to Historic Tredegar - definitely also visit there (separate entrance)! This new building has just been having grand opening galas etc in the last month.
Some previous reviewers believed it...More
I got the feeling this museum was fairly new (2015?) and still feeling its way to a distinct identity. Uniform displays were very good, but the overall bias seemed to be Confederate in the museum. Repetitive voice-overs and tape loops extremely annoying.
On the highway 5AM, sunrise at Cracker Barrel for a hot breakfast, front door early with family at, The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, Virginia. Know your history so you may not want to repeat it. 2020 election is around the corner, this is...More
I didn't expect much here, but the exhibits are wonderfully detailed and the material on the surrender of Lee's army is especially informative. It is very reasonably priced and my wife and I spent about two hours in the museum.