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American Civil War Museum- 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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-649-1861
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibit really tells the entire story of the Civil War including what leads up to it and the aftermath, In that its very well done, and it uses rare artifacts to help tell that story. But, at some point it had a strong whiff...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my grandson, who is 7 years old. He is interested in history; he was able to read the information and he was motivated to complete the readings with an opportunity to earn a Junior Ranger badge. It has an association with National Parks,...More

Thank Ruby122007
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

The complaints are full of it. Visiting a place like this is more about the landmark than just lighting and signs, it's about being in a significant place. Both museums are great and help you get a feel for what it must have been like...More

Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Traveling from Arizona, we were very excited and made a point of visiting this museum. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. The exhibits look half done, are extremely dark, descriptions are hard to read and the content is not worth the effort. I've heard this museum...More

Thank Terry C
ACWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

We are sorry that you were not satisfied with your visit. We agree that the exhibit is due for an upgrade. As you mentioned, construction is under way for our new museum building at the Historic Tredegar site. We think that you will find the...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

I spent a total of $32.00 that covered a guided tour of the Iron Works plant, the White House & Museum of the Confederacy. The tour was about 45 minutes, with Chuck giving a good history of the plant from 1837 till the plant's closing...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I don't think it is entirely clear that this is a private museum, not part of the NPS site. That said, it is well worth it to go through the museum. Take the tour...it was the best part.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great place to learn all about the Civil War. Give yourself plenty of time because there is a lot to cover on several floors.

Thank 47irenes
Reviewed 10 October 2017 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

2  Thank EgbertHerts
Reviewed 7 October 2017

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

3  Thank stevevw31
Reviewed 3 October 2017 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.

1  Thank PipPaul W
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Patrick F
30 July 2017|
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Response from IrishVoodoo | Reviewed this property |
Unless you have no time or are content in your knowledge of the wars... YES, GgggggoooOooooo! The Revolutionary War and Civil Ear sites are all great places to visit learn and enjoy.
Matt S
17 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!