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Tredegar Iron Works

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Great Civil War history

We loved looking through the exhibits and reading the history on the canons that were made here at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roger P
Perceptive view of history; photos and explanatory videos; worth a visit

If you really want to know about history, you can learn from these exhibits. Information is... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
Alice I
Winchester, Virginia
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500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved looking through the exhibits and reading the history on the canons that were made here at Tredegar Iron Works. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roger P
Reviewed January 3, 2019

If you really want to know about history, you can learn from these exhibits. Information is presented from Confederate, Union, and "Freedom" (those who had been enslaved") perspectives. The exhibits are "low tech" -- reading and looking at photos. But the exhibits are effective. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alice I
Reviewed November 23, 2018

The National Park Service's visitor center for the Richmond battlefield area is located in a historic building here. Although one of the floors was closed due to flooding, there was still quite a bit of artifacts well-displayed on the buildings' other floors, along with a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Divemasterking
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

This a very neat historical site... A number of industrial and artillery artifacts can be found here. There is also a small museum on the grounds on the upper floors - not as extravagant as other Civil War museums, but still quite worthwhile. For me,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This building “ Historic Tredegar” is the main visitor center for Richmond National Battlefield Park. The free site is operated by the National Park Service. It is a significant historical place. It has a museum on the second floor and a movie, both of which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This place is great for photos outdoors. And the free museum is a great way to get a feel for Richmond during the Civil War. Expect to spend about an hour or so here.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

The location of this museum in the original iron works was impressive. The format of the museum with an equal emphasis on the Union, the Confederacy and the slave/black perspectives did not really work for me but I expect it works well for students. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed October 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank duffer47
Reviewed September 26, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NancyVA1950
Reviewed September 13, 2018

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,.

Date of experience: September 2018
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