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The American Civil War Museum

The American Civil War shapes the world we live in today in profound ways. Its outcome resolved festering issues of secession and slavery, and laid the groundwork for the United States to become the world’s foremost democratic nation. Nearly 150 years after General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, the war’s causes and legacies have not lost their meaning.

The American Civil War Museum tells the stories of our nation’s bloodiest conflict through the perspectives of those who lived through it: North and South, soldiers and civilians, men, woman and children, black and white, enslaved and free.

Visit us at any of our three locations:

  • White House of the Confederacy – 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    • Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day and closes at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
  • Historic Tredegar – 490 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
  • Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox – 159 Horseshoe Rd, Appomattox, VA 24522
    • Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day and closes at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.