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!
$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 email@example.com
to make a reservation and take advantage of our group discount.
For a copy of the Fall 2014 program schedule, click
For a list of 2014 programs and events at the Museum of
the Confederacy, click
This Week's Events
Saturday, October 4 - 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, October 4 - 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, October 4 - 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, October 4 - 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
Belle Isle by Bike
Sunday, October 5 - 1:00 pm
Bring your bicycle and join Museum educator Sean Kane for a leisurely ride around historic Belle Isle. During the American Civil War the island was the site of a prisoner of war camp that held more than 10,000 Union soldiers. Today the island offers scenic views of the James River and Hollywood Cemetery. Ruins from Belle Isle's industrial past are also part of this unique tour. Buy your tickets now.