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Tredegar Iron Works

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Was reason capital of confederate states moved from alabama

Stopped as part of our tour package. Loaded with so much history and was critical for confederate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
great summary of how the Tredegar Iron Works influenced the War and the city of Richmond

Excellent displays and films. See the other reviews for more details. Very enjoyable and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arlington, Virginia
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500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped as part of our tour package. Loaded with so much history and was critical for confederate army cannons and war items. Right on the river and part was parks property and museum was separate. Museum was very well set up with a lot of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent displays and films. See the other reviews for more details. Very enjoyable and informative morning. Easy walk to the James River and Belle Island park. 20 min. walk into downtown for lunch.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here thinking this was the starting point of the Battle of Richmond. It is a museum and overview of the iron works, but you will need to drive to Cold Harbor and several other sites to get more info on the battle,.

Thank lagiant
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The Tredegar Iron Works was ironwork factory during the Civil War and was the factor that Richmond was the Capital of the south. Currently it is the visitor center for the Richmond National Battlefield Park and was registered a National Historic Landmark District. Great place...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to stop to learn more about the role of Richmond in the Civil War. The Civil War Museum next door addresses the war more broadly. Talk to the rangers about the other parts of the park and how to plan...More

Thank travelingfool49
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Visit both: the American Civil War Museum. It is easier to understand why America was at that time a nation divided (... and still is?) We had the feeling that the museum is still over-focused on the technical military actions during the civil war. The...More

Thank The-H-Family-Schweiz
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The Tredegar Iron Works is a snapshot in time from the Civil War. It is a fascinating historical museum, with a wealth of information about both the North and South points of view, objective and not slanted in any way, in my opinion. I would...More

Thank DeWayneK4
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A true walk back into history. Showing the many items from the Civil War and how the south was involved. Take the 45 minute tour well worth your time.

Thank Ken k
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We were there just after it opened in the morning, and stayed around for the guided tour, both were well worth the money. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and personable, too.

Thank Yvette C
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Tredegar Ironworks were a key manufacturer of cannons and other ordinance during the Civil War. In fact, the South couldn't fight the war without them, As their white staff were called up, eventually most of the workmen were slaves, With the defeat of the Confederacy,...More

Thank Jeffry B
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