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Tredegar Iron Works

500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-226-1981
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Visitor Center

The exhibits are informative and useful. If you're not willing to pay an admission fee to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Orlando, Florida
Great start to our tour

This was our 1st stop on our week of bicycling, plantations and exploration. The NPS has done a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Deborah C
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500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-226-1981
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The exhibits are informative and useful. If you're not willing to pay an admission fee to the American Civil War Museum, you'll be just fine with the NPS Visitor Center (especially the second floor).

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our 1st stop on our week of bicycling, plantations and exploration. The NPS has done a nice job, as usual, telling the story. Be sure to visit and then go for a nice walk to Belle Isle.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our 4th graders loved the history movies and doing the Junior Ranger Program. It was a great place to see!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting for insight into Civil War from both a industrial, military & lifestyle standpoint. Make sure you watch both videos offered on the upper level

Thank Mjd8on
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking to learn more about early iron works manufacturing processes and the role played in the civil war this is the place. The old buildings and water powered equipment are very interesting. And the civil war context along with the importance to...More

Thank NoName007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to stop in here for a quick visit and I am really glad we did. The space is really pretty and it was really informative. If you have the time you should take time to watch the free films on the 3rd floor...More

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend visiting from Georgia wanted to visit so we made it happen for him and ended up enjoying the experience ourselves, even the Yankee in our party! The edctional films were very relistically done, the exhibits very informative and the staff eager to embellish...More

Thank Lory P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tredegar Iron Works supplied the South with guns, cannon, and railroad supplies before, throughout, and after the Civil War. It continued operations through the World Wars. The Iron Works site has both a private, pay-to-enter area of the Iron Works themselves next to a...More

Thank Brandon F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Interesting to see how the Iron Works played a major part in the industrial age and building Richmond's economy.

Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the Civil War, the Tredegar Iron Works on the banks of the James River in Richmond, Virginia, was the largest of its kind in the South. It supplied high-quality munitions, rifles, artillery, a giant rail-mounted siege cannon, railroad steam locomotives and iron plating for...More

Thank Taylor B
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