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American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar

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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...more
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500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-649-1861
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the private museum that sits next door to the free NPS Visitor Center in the “Historic Tredegar” building. There is an admission fee to this museum. This site is going to be moved directly behind the current building to a new, larger site...More

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a bit upset at the lack of exhibits. This museums was a history book with about 15 artifacts attaches. While this may be good for a school trip, I would not recommend anyone visiting Virginia to learn more in depth about the civil...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s lots to read here, but it needed more to see. Don’t get me wrong, the narrative is well done but it’s just very dense.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit this museum as a reset when thinking about what has happened to our country. How soon we forget. In our security and comfort, we forget just what makes this country unique. This is an excellent place to revisit who we are as a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum yet $10 admission fee. Nice gift shop. Very PC anti-slavery oriented. Very condescending video of the Emancipation Proclamation. Could have used a lot less slavery emphasis and more civil war history. Sorry—no guilt here. Perhaps should change the name to American Civil Rights...More

2  Thank 123presto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Very informative & detailed account of American history with lots of information to read, pictures and displays to peruse and videos to watch to take all the information in. A great place to visit if you want to learn about a part of American...More

Thank Zsheebs
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of content in this excellent museum - it took me almost 2 hours. There is an interesting assessment of the context and of the forces leading up to the war, as well as the strategies and battles. A joint ticket also...More

Thank David G
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Must visit if you’re interested in the American Civil War. Well curated museum and informative tour of the site.

Thank TearsofRage
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Lots of great historical items offered from the perspective of the Confederate side. Worth spending several hours viewing.

Thank lagiant
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

There are multitudes of Civil War sites & Musems but these two in Richmond are a must see for Civil War Buffs. Superb interpretation at the new site. Complex war is made more understandable in displays at the old iron works site. The rest of...More

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Patrick F
July 30, 2017|
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Response from IrishVoodoo | Reviewed this property |
Unless you have no time or are content in your knowledge of the wars... YES, GgggggoooOooooo! The Revolutionary War and Civil Ear sites are all great places to visit learn and enjoy.
Matt S
March 17, 2017|
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Response from ACWMuseum | Property representative |
Thanks Matt for your interest in visiting, and thanks to Mark and Mac for chiming in with answers. Typically, our visitors spend one to two hours at any of our three museums, though that time can certainly be extended for... More
March 18, 2016|
Response from ACWMuseum | Property representative |
Hello Selena316. Admission to our Historic Tredegar museum is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for youth age 6-17. You can find info about combining admission to our other locations on our website. Thanks!