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“Comprehensive”

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
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US$68.00*
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Richmond Landmark Segway Tour
Ranked #20 of 176 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This Civil War Center covers significant history from the beginning of the U.S. and the issues that led to the war. Very comprehensive without bias to either side.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

We figured that a Civil War museum in Richmond would be amazing, and this was nowhere near amazing. Limited memorabilia, and most of the display cases had at least one item missing. Friendly staff, but you can watch videos and read text online without paying $8 each. It's more the history of the mill and African-American soldiers than a true Civil War museum. It just wasn't what I expected; the name was deceiving.

4  Thank southerngirl79
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

This is a more modern museum design....meaning there are not as many artifacts and instead more interactive and eye-catching displays that your kids/teens will especially like. They also have several movies that are informative. This is great for those that like hands on activities and displays in which you can participate. Also, there is a nice gift shop on site.

1  Thank Robby M
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This site shares the Tredegar Iron Works site with the National Park Service. The NPS exhibits are free, there is a small fee to enter the Civil War Center. Both will validate your parking ticket. Tredegar was one of the few major producers of cannon, rail equipment, etc, in the South. The Civil War Center does an excellent job of interpreting the causes, and effects of the Civil War, going back to the adoption of the Constitution. You will see many multimedia displays and rare, historic artifacts that make the history much more real to people of today.

Thank Charles W
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This was our first visit to this museum. Fantastic. The museum is set up to tell the story of the Civil War. You are presented with the issues that led up to and during the war and its aftermath. At the end you are asked your opinions on a variety of topics related to what you have been shown. You can write your opinion on a post it and leave it on a wall. The museum provides a very balanced view. They do not favor any side, that is left up to you, the visitor. The artifacts were great. Over all a great experience. Not really for young children. Very much for the serious Civil War buff or the buff to be.

Thank David H
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