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Fire! Rifle Musket Program
Thursday, August 1 - 1:00 pm
Learn how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket. Join a costumed historical interpreter for a discussion and demonstration of the primary infantry weapon of the American Civil War. Program includes a blank, black powder firing. Buy your tickets. Buy your tickets.


Guided Tour: Men of Iron
Friday, August 2 - 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 

Guided Tour: Men of Iron
Saturday, August 3 - 12:00 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 

From Foundry to Fire!
Saturday,  August 3 - 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.

A Woman’s War
Sunday, August 4 - 1:00 pm
From nurses, workers and spies, these remarkable women not only maintained the homefront, they were instrumental in what happened on the battlefront! Explore the roles women played during the American Civil War. Buy your tickets.




Guided Tour: Men of Iron
Monday, August 5 - 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 

Fire! Rifle Musket Program
Tuesday, August 6 - 1:00 pm
Learn how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket. Join a costumed historical interpreter for a discussion and demonstration of the primary infantry weapon of the American Civil War. Program includes a blank, black powder firing. Buy your tickets.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron
Wednesday, August 7 - 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

Fire! Rifle Musket Program
Thursday, August 8 - 1:00 pm
Learn how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket. Join a costumed historical interpreter for a discussion and demonstration of the primary infantry weapon of the American Civil War. Program includes a blank, black powder firing. Buy your tickets.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron
Friday, August 9 - 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.

Drummer’s Call: Field Music of the Civil War
Saturday, August 10 - 12:00 pm
From the time to get up to the order to charge, Civil War soldier’s lives moved to the beat of the drum. Join a costumed interpreter to learn about the importance of drums, bugles and fifes to Civil War soldiers North and South. Buy your tickets.



From Foundry to Fire!
Saturday,  August 10  - 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.

Gallery Tour: Fateful Lighting: Religion and the Civil War 
Sunday, August 11 - 1:00 pm
Join museum educator Sean Kane for a gallery tour focusing on the role religion played in the American Civil War. From the bible’s use to justify and condemn slavery to the religious revivals that swept up soldiers in camp, this tour will highlight artifacts that tell the fascinating story of a war in which "both sides read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other.” Buy your tickets.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron
Monday, August 12 - 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.

Fire! Rifle Musket Program
Tuesday, August 13 - 1:00 pm
Learn how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket. Join a costumed historical interpreter for a discussion and demonstration of the primary infantry weapon of the American Civil War. Program includes a blank, black powder firing. Buy your tickets.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron
Wednesday, August 14 - 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.

Fire! Rifle Musket Program
Thursday, August 15 - 1:00 pm
Learn how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket. Join a costumed historical interpreter for a discussion and demonstration of the primary infantry weapon of the American Civil War. Program includes a blank, black powder firing. Buy your tickets.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron
Friday, August 16 - 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.

Gallery Tour: Angels on the Battlefield
Saturday, August 17 - 12:00 pm
The war saw nursing go from an all male profession to one populated by ladies determined to show their patriotism and aid the thousands of wounded soldiers. Join a costumed interpreter for this interactive gallery tour and examine the accomplishments of women in nursing and medicine during the American Civil War. Buy your tickets.


From Foundry to Fire!
Saturday,  August 17  - 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.

Meet the Curator, Meet the Artifact
Sunday, August 18 - 1:00 pm
Throughout the year, artifacts in our In the Cause of Liberty exhibition change to showcase remarkable pieces that have been shared with us from private collections and renowned museums around the country. Join Randy Klemm, Curator for the American Civil War Center as he shares these remarkable pieces with you. Buy your tickets.

Tredegar Society, Musket Firing & Cocktail Hour
Thursday, August 22 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Come join the Tredegar Society for a social hour and to learn how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket. The program includes the opportunity for guests themselves to fire a musket (blank, black powder), and will be followed by a social hour on the premises  at which drinks will be served.  
The ticket price of $10 will include the program, access to the museum, and refreshments.  Buy your tickets.


Fire! Rifle Musket Program
Saturday, August 24 - 12:00 pm
Learn how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket. Join a costumed historical interpreter for a discussion and demonstration of the primary infantry weapon of the American Civil War. Program includes a blank, black powder firing. Buy your tickets.

From Foundry to Fire!
Saturday,  August 24  - 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.

Guided Tour: Brown's Island
Sunday, August 25 - 1:00 pm
Museum Educator Sean Kane will lead a walk over to Brown’s Island, a little island near Tredegar that played a significant role during the Civil War as the location of the Confederate States Laboratory. Tour topics include: the island’s workforce of young women, life as a prisoner of war on Belle Isle and Richmond’s evacuation fire. Buy your tickets.

Gallery Tour: Mr. Pinkerton’s Artifact Investigators!
Saturday, August 31 - 12:00 pm
Families with young children tour our gallery with a Center educator, then are provided a trunk to unlock and explore. Reproduction artifacts tell the story of an enslaved woman, a southern student/ soldier, a northern mill worker and a Tredegar iron worker. Working and learning together, figure out what these mysterious objects tell us about everyday life in the Civil War era. Buy your tickets.

From Foundry to Fire!
Saturday,  August 31  - 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.