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Tredegar Iron Works

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Address: 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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+1 804-226-1981
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Not much to see but still worth a visit

This is run by the state parks and is free to visit. It is best to start on the third floor and work you way down. This muesum deals mainly with the history of the iron works... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tom E
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is run by the state parks and is free to visit. It is best to start on the third floor and work you way down. This muesum deals mainly with the history of the iron works before and during the civil war. There are 2 videos to watch and artifacts to view. From level 2 you can exit onto... More 

Thank Tom E
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a hidden gem in Richmond. It is located down by the James River and there are all sorts of walks, parks, walk bridges over the James River and lots to do and see.

Thank Robert N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I went to Tredegar while we were in Richmond for the weekend, and overall, it's a very informative place and I didn't realize how much history took place in the docks of Richmond. You can't really miss this place, since it dominates the waterfront. It's a huge space, and the museum wasn't really packed when we were... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located right beside the Richmond River walk, the 3-story park service museum was small, but interesting. There are a number of great displays of Confederate Civil War ordnance and uniforms of the Confederacy. This museum tells the story about the life of the people of Richmond and the importance of the iron works up into the mid-20th century. Walk the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no fee to enter Tredegar Iron Works and if you have a National Parks Pass they will stamp your parking ticket. We enjoyed the exhibits and the films inside. We didn't spend much time looking at the outside exhibits as it was starting to rain. We would like to return to explore more thoroughly and enjoy the other... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to walk and enjoy our history. The contribution of this facility to the Southern cause was impressive. I have seen a Tredegar cannon outside of Fredericksburg. I enjoyed the museum and gift shop. A must visit location.

Thank Boxcar37
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Located right on the river front. Parking was $3 and they accept donations. So much history in this area and it's located next to the civil war museum. Doesn't take very long to walk through the exhibit which is three floors.

Thank allmotorchick
Lawton, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Tredegar Iron Works museum is actually operated by the National Park Service. Admission is free, but you do have to pay a small fee to park. There are a couple of videos to watch, static displays of the War, the relevance of the factory to the War, and life in Richmond during the Civil War. There's also a kids... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was our first "tourist" stop when we were visiting Richmond and we were glad that we did! The building is the home of the Richmond Civil War Battlefield Visitor Center. The 1st floor has information on the Iron Works as well as a gift shop. On the 2nd floor they have exhibit about the battles in and around Richmond.... More 

Thank Christine F
Laurel, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I found the museum interesting; it covered the some aspects of the Civil War that I had not seen at other museums. It has three floors, but the exhibits are sparse so can easily see everything in an hour. Right next door to the American Civil War Museum so you should take time to see both.

Thank Mark H

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