American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar, Richmond

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American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar is located in Richmond. To visit American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar on your holiday in Richmond, and find out what else Richmond has to offer, use our Richmond trip builder tool .
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  • Great place to learn all about the Civil War. Give yourself plenty of time because there is a lot to cover on several floors.  more »
  • 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‚Äôs views on the place that African Ame...  more »
  • 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 int...  more »
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  • The private museum was pretty good. It spanned 2 floors and had good exhibits. The cost was I think $10 but was worth it. The park is also by the river and has trails to walk. Good way to spend a few hours.
  • Our group was a Civil War buff and a Civil War novice. It was a great experience for both! Lots of well-presented basic information, but great artifacts and a detailed timeline of all major events for even the most well-versed to learn something. Located in a beautiful area and the experience was even more amazing because it was located inside a historic building. Friendly staff and park rangers too!
  • Definitely a great spot for any Civil War/History buff. The building itself is a piece of history; it was a factory that produced more artillery for the Confederacy than any other factory during the war. They have a lot of interesting artifacts throughout the museum and they present the history in a very comprehensive and thought-provoking way.
  • I highly recommend the combined admission ticket that allows you to go to both Tredegar and the White House of the South, it's a better deal, and personally I'm a big fan of historical landmarks. Tredegar is a beautiful museum that really captures an interesting perspective of the events leading up to and throughout the Civil War. A must see for any US History fanatic. Plus it makes a beautiful wedding venue. We actually saw a couple getting married as we left the building.
  • Very cool museum, actually 2 museums, one is free the other is $10 but worth it. Loads of Civil War exhibits, very well organized, educational.

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