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

Family Fun Day
Saturday, September 20 - 10:30 am-3:00 pm
Bring the family to Historic Tredegar for a day of hands-on history exploration with the American Civil War Museum and Richmond National Battlefield Park. Experience history by drilling like a Civil War soldier, watching a cannon fire, playing 19th-century games, and solving historical mysteries through archaeology. Activities with ACWM and RNBP staff run 10:30am – 3:00pm, including:    - 10:30am – 3:00pm: Junior Ranger activities available, 10:30am – The Cannon’s Roar (learn how to load a cannon), 11:30am – Tredegar Battalion (drill like a Civil War soldier), 12:00pm – Johnny Reb and Billy Yank: Camp Life of the Common Soldier, 12:00pm 2:00pm – Hands-on Archeology, 1:00pm – Conversations with Living History interpreters, 2:00pm – From Foundry to Fire (cannon firing demonstration), 2:30 – 3:30pm  – 19th-century games. Families receive a special admission discount for the day (Adults: $5, Children: Free). Activities included with admission to Historic Tredegar.   For more information, contact Hilliary Turner at

Tredegar Battalion
Saturday, September 20 - 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 20 - 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 20 - 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 20 - 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.

Women at War
Sunday, September 21 - 1:00 pm
Risking life, limb and reputation, hundreds of women broke with convention and enlisted as soldiers in the American Civil War. Join a costumed historical interpreter in exploring the means and motivations of women who disguised themselves as men in order to fight alongside their brothers-in-arms. Buy your tickets now.

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