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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219-4330
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to get additional information on the Civil War. From canons to uniforms to videos, pictures, and more.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see museum as they relive the whole time line of the Civil War and all the players and characters that are involved. There is a room for a movie if you are not a reader as well. The facts and figures...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought the cost was high ($12) for the size of the museum and the fact that there is duplication of information from what is at the Tredgar Museum next door. Having visited Atlanta, Montgomery, and Memphis, most of what was in this museum I...More

Thank Michelle J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a nice visit, but if you've never been, go when you can take advantage of the surroundings and explore a little bit of the James River and historic the Tredegar area. I attended part of a lecture series here on women who...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This musuem does a good job laying out both the prewar years and events and a yearly historical timeline of events during the war itself. Also present is a very well done yearly historical timeline of events during the war itself.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This was my first stop on my trip to Richmond and I have to say it is a very nice museum. It was a little smaller than I expected but it is laid out in chronological order. They tried their hardest to keep things balanced...More

Thank jehenson81
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Was prepared to be blasted with rhetoric about the War of Northern Aggression but instead found a fairly balanced view of the causes of the civil war. The interactive movie was good with explaining the causes and how they all involved slavery. Some things were...More

1  Thank JKAN-Ashburn-VA
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The parking lot here is shared by both the NPS Site (free) and a paid Museum. Both are excellent in their own right, and worth the visit. The American Civil War Museum used to be called the Museum of the Confederacy, and that perspective is...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Try not to get confused by various reviews and geographic proximity: this is NOT the Civil War Visitor Center, which is the free and outstanding National Park site next door. THIS is the private American Civil War Museum, which will set you back 12 bucks...More

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ACWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your thoughts. We are sorry that you were less than satisfied with your visit. As you likely noticed, we are constructing a new museum headquarters at the Historic Tredegar site, which is scheduled to open...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

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
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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.
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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
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Selena316
18 March 2016|
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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!
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