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“Unexpected Visit - Great Display of History”

Tredegar Iron Works
Ranked #10 of 176 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Stumbled upon this attraction because of its proximity to our hotel. There are two parts to the museum, but we only had time for the National Park Service side. The old Tredegar Iron Works building itself is an interesting piece of history, but the exhibits about the Civil War inside are truly intriguing. Just enough information to take in without feeling too overwhelmed, but still gain a better understanding of our country's history.

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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Two parts to this attraction - one run by the state and one4 by the National Park Service.. We went to the NPS side. The NPS museum chronicles the war from both the Northern and Southern point of view - and has artifacts and explanations about Richmond's part in the war . The movie is quite good in setting the stage - and the Lincoln statue always moves me to tears as he is pictured sitting with his son looking over the ruined city. How is he going to knit the country back together? The docents are terrific - this time, one explained how to fire a cannon to me carefully and thoroughly. It only took 8 men working in synchrony less than one minute to get the shot off. Wow!

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

The National Park Service runs this place very well. There are lots of interesting information on the war and its causes and legacy. The story is told from all sides, the South, the North and the Slaves - and does it well, I could not see a bias from any angle.

The films and artefacts are very interesting and I would recommend going here before heading out into the area to see the rest of the battle sites as you get a good understanding of the war.

Thank MelbourneDoug
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Went to Tredegar Iron Works on a rainy day – which was a mistake – there are several outdoor elements to this museum that we’d like to have seen but the weather prevented us from seeing them. There are two parts to this attraction – a National Park building, and a state run building. The NP building is free to get into, but the state building cost. Parking is validated when you purchase your ticket. The NP building was very interesting and the staff where friendly and informative. Not so much at the state building. Worth the time to go, just go in better weather.

Thank 1967foodie
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Interesting History - right doown on the River. The old Irn works are neat

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