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American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-649-1861
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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 Americans today through our signature exhibit, In the Cause of Liberty.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Opens in 29 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-649-1861
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from the UK, we did not know much about the American Civil War. We found the museum to be very well presented, very informative and certainly reflects today’s views on the place that African Americans played in the background to the war and their...More

Thank EgbertHerts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to go to a Civil War exhibit in the former capital of the CSA. In this era of elevated awareness of racism, it was good to re-visit history and the points of view that led to an internal conflict. The museum is...More

1  Thank stevevw31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another of the set of thee museums operated by the group. Again, well stocked with many interesting items, well contextualised. Excellent display writes Brings it home at many levels.

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw the place because it was next to Tredegar. It is a really nice place depicting so much of the war.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well laid out - easy access (when roads will be re opened) - causes of Civil War not really well explained -pretty biased towards the north point of view

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I have a grandson who loves the Civil War and is dedicated to having me take him to ALL the associated battlefields and museums. We are making good headway, especially after an intense week of nothing else this summer. This museum was well-worth seeing with...More

Thank Barb E
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Excellent museum that gives you a good perspective on the enormous cost to our nation brought on by the Civil War. The loss of lives boggles the mind, yet this exhibit walks you through the disastrous conflict from start to finish. Combine this with a...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Are you kidding me?! Lots of money probably spent for this small dark cavern - exhibit will be moved in 2 years to new facility being built right behind this one - HOPEFULLY THEY WILL PUT IN LIGHTING in the new placeMore

Thank 831ljm
ACWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback. We are sorry that your visit was less than satisfactory due to the exhibit lighting. We are working hard to ensure that our exhibits in the new museum building will be exceptional both in the content they...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Located near the canals and the river, the American Civil War Center is adjacent to the Tredegar Iron Works. The museum is fun to walk through and explores slavery at the time just prior to and during the period of the Civil War. The staff...More

Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Give yourself at least 2 hours to see the museum. Parking is free with admission to the museum otherwise it's $5. The museum does a good job on presenting a balanced view of the causes and impact on the North, the South and on African...More

1  Thank JDA60
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Patrick F
31 July 2017|
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Response from JDA60 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely go to the battlefields there are ton of battlefields in the area but you need to do some driving.
Matt S
18 March 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
18 March 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!