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Tredegar Iron Works

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Historic Building & Artillery Artifacts

This a very neat historical site... A number of industrial and artillery artifacts can be found... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tello999
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Beautiful NPS site on the James River

This building “ Historic Tredegar” is the main visitor center for Richmond National Battlefield... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janice C
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Youngstown, Ohio
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500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This a very neat historical site... A number of industrial and artillery artifacts can be found here. There is also a small museum on the grounds on the upper floors - not as extravagant as other Civil War museums, but still quite worthwhile. For me,...More

Thank tello999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building “ Historic Tredegar” is the main visitor center for Richmond National Battlefield Park. The free site is operated by the National Park Service. It is a significant historical place. It has a museum on the second floor and a movie, both of which...More

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for photos outdoors. And the free museum is a great way to get a feel for Richmond during the Civil War. Expect to spend about an hour or so here.

Thank yellowlabmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this museum in the original iron works was impressive. The format of the museum with an equal emphasis on the Union, the Confederacy and the slave/black perspectives did not really work for me but I expect it works well for students. The...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Stopped as part of our tour package. Loaded with so much history and was critical for confederate army cannons and war items. Right on the river and part was parks property and museum was separate. Museum was very well set up with a lot of...More

Thank duffer47
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Excellent displays and films. See the other reviews for more details. Very enjoyable and informative morning. Easy walk to the James River and Belle Island park. 20 min. walk into downtown for lunch.

Thank NancyVA1950
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Went here thinking this was the starting point of the Battle of Richmond. It is a museum and overview of the iron works, but you will need to drive to Cold Harbor and several other sites to get more info on the battle,.

Thank lagiant
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The Tredegar Iron Works was ironwork factory during the Civil War and was the factor that Richmond was the Capital of the south. Currently it is the visitor center for the Richmond National Battlefield Park and was registered a National Historic Landmark District. Great place...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to stop to learn more about the role of Richmond in the Civil War. The Civil War Museum next door addresses the war more broadly. Talk to the rangers about the other parts of the park and how to plan...More

Thank travelingfool49
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Visit both: the American Civil War Museum. It is easier to understand why America was at that time a nation divided (... and still is?) We had the feeling that the museum is still over-focused on the technical military actions during the civil war. The...More

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