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.

Download our interactive, October Program Guide here.
Buy tickets right from the pdf.  

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

Tredegar Battalion
Saturday, October 25 - 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 25 - 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 25 - 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 25 - 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.

Gallery Tour: Paths to Freedom
Sunday, October 26 - 1:00 pm
Join Museum Educator Sean Kane for a guided tour of our signature exhibit In the Cause of Liberty. This program will highlight artifacts and displays relevant to the African-American experience before, during and after the American Civil War. Buy your tickets now.

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Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day


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