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Tredegar Iron Works

500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-226-1981
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Interesting Civil War Museum right on the riverside in Richmond

Visited Tredegar on a recent trip to Richmond. This National Park Service Museum is small with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
txyz
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txyz
Wish I could have stayed longer.

Watch Ken Burn's The Civil War before you go, and just imagine what it was like to be working at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FlyLow
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500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
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500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
+1 804-226-1981
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Tredegar on a recent trip to Richmond. This National Park Service Museum is small with relatively few exhibits but there is no admission charge so its all good. the films were the high point. They are quite interesting and well made, explaining the extreme...More

Thank txyz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch Ken Burn's The Civil War before you go, and just imagine what it was like to be working at Tredegar, or supplying the great machines there. We have come so far as a country, it's a wonderful thing that this place has been preserved...More

Thank FlyLow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recommend taking the time to visit this museum and see the many exhibits and watch the two movies. Place has been beautifully renovated. There are only 3 floors and elevators are available. On the main floor and second floor are staff to answer your...More

Thank jartman65
Reviewed 13 December 2017

As many times as we have visited Richmond, this is the first time we've gone through Tredegar Iron Works. The NPS now has their headquarters there and it was very interesting. It will be nice when they finish off the exhibits. There are two movies...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This place evidently made the majority of the munitions for the confederacy - and has a museum of the war - which is interesting

Thank AlanP00le
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Tredegar has a rich history in Richmond. It was the place that made arms for troops during the wars. It is right on the water and offers an amazing view of the James River that runs through our beautiful city. While here try the cafe,...More

Thank Carrie L
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Richmond was, of course, the capital of the Confederacy and if you consider its importance of course it had an iron works (as in weapons production). This site, operated by the National Park Service, is a bit different from what you would expect of a...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is a three floor museum with lots of exhibits, large and small. Some of them are even outside. There is also a gift shop. Parking was plentiful and beside the building. We stopped in for a brief visit but could have stayed much longer.

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This National Park sponsored building is three stories of interesting civil war information. Loved the artifacts and hands on battlefield displays.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is the NPS location and it has a nice movie and displays. The building a quite something if you are into old mill types of building...don't forget to check out the elevator! Next door is a privately owned Civil War Museum. We also went...More

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