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. Artifacts change regularly so there is always something new to see!


$8 Adults
$6 Seniors (age 62+)
$4 Children (age 6-17)
FREE Children age 5 and under

Groups of 10 or more, please contact Sean Kane at to make a reservation and take advantage of our group discount.

For a copy of the Fall 2014 program schedule, click here

For a list of 2014 programs and events at the Museum of
the Confederacy, click here.

This Week's Events

Historic Tredegar & The Fed Experience Homeschool Day
Tuesday, September 23 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the Federal Reserve Bank, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at Historic Tredegar
This unique opportunity packs two locations into one fun-filled event. The Fed Experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar are partnering to offer a full roster of outstanding, hands-on learning opportunities. Subject matter is targeted towards students in grades 3 to 8, but the whole family is welcome. Claim your spot today! Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy on Brown's Island or at Tredegar. Food is not provided on-site. Registration has closed. 

Tredegar Battalion
Saturday, September 27 - 11:30 am
Volunteers wanted! We are looking to recruit youngsters every Saturday at 11:30am to join the Tredegar Battalion. Discover how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket by drilling with a costumed interpreter. Program includes a blank, black powder firing. Buy your tickets now.

Johnny Reb and Billy Yank: Camp Life of the Common Soldier
Saturday, September 27 - 12:00 pm
Only a small amount of Civil War soldiers' time was spent on the battlefield. What were they doing when they weren't fighting? Visit with costumed interpreters portraying Union and Confederate soldiers to find out! Program includes a black powder firing. Buy your tickets now.

American Lives, Richmond Voices: Cannon, Cartridges & Canals
Saturday, September 27 - 1:00 pm
Join living historians as they portray three fascinating Richmonders in 1863! Tredegar Iron Works owner-operator, Joseph Reid Anderson; Tredegar's canal fleet manager, William Brackens; and Confederate States Laboratory worker, Mary Ryan, will bring wartime Richmond to life in this exciting interactive program. Buy your tickets now.

From Foundry to Fire!
Saturday, September 27 - 2:00 pm
Learn about the importance of the cannon manufacturing capabilities of Tredegar Ironworks, as well as, the role field artillery played in the Civil War. A costumed artillery crew will explain the process of making and testing the cannon and then demonstrate its use on the battlefield. Buy your tickets now.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron
Sunday, September 28 - 1:00 pm
Before, during and after the Civil War, the Tredegar Iron Works was an important industrial complex. In peacetime, it supplied the vast expansion of the railroad industry; in war it produced the largest number of cannon in the Confederacy. On this tour of the grounds, visitors will learn about the manufacturing of iron, the people who worked here, the historic buildings on site and Tredegar owner Joseph Reid Anderson. Buy your tickets now

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