What I liked most about this museum is that it didn't only focus on the political reasons for the Civil War - having grown up in Richmond, we certainly heard enough about it. This museum focused on the military strategies used, and then on the lives of those who remained at home during the war. It was interesting to view the war from this point of view. The museum doesn't glorify what happened, it simply shows what life was like. Our favorite part was the tour of the White House of the Confederacy - I've done the tour twice, and will likely do it many more times, as each docent tells different stories each time. Eventually, I hope to hear them all! It was good to hear about the families as people and imagine what they were going through during and after the war - reminds us all that they were also mere mortals/people who were prone to misconceived notions.
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