Civil War centers at Historic Tredegar

The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar is the nation’s first museum to interpret the Civil War from Union, Confederate and African-American perspectives. Education programs, conferences and symposia, lectures and public programs help fulfill the center’s mission to tell the whole story of the conflict that still shapes the nation.

  • The signature exhibit, In the Cause of Liberty, explores the war’s causes, course and legacies through the essential perspectives of the war's main participant groups. Artifact displays change regularly.
  • The Center is located on eight acres on the historic James River in downtown Richmond.
  • A National Historic Landmark, the Tredegar site contains five surviving buildings illustrating the iron works era. The National Park Service operates the Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitor Center in the restored Pattern Building.
  • Admission ranges from $4 to $8 and is free for children 5 and under.
  • The site is available for weddings, receptions, corporate outings and team-building exercises.

Hours

Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact

500 Tredegar Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
804-649-1861
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Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor Center at Historic Tredegar

Explore three floors of exhibits, maps and audiovisual programs that introduce the story of Richmond during the Civil War and the battlefields that surround the city. Admission is free.

Hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact

490 Tredegar Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 771-2145
Website

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