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Mission Statement

The mission of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar is to tell the whole story of the conflict that still shapes our nation.


Our exhibit is an educational resource for teaching students about the causes, course, and legacies of the Civil War from Union, Confederate, and African American perspectives; and about the pivotal role of this event in defining our nation today and in shaping the freedoms and advantages we take for granted. In sum, the Center is an important resource for preparing present and future generations for the meaning and obligations of American citizenship.

The Center is located at the Tredegar Iron Works, an 8.3 acre National Historic Landmark site by the James River in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Also located on the site is Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor Center, operated by the National Park Service.



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Would you recommend The American Civil War Center?

by Patricia T. from Midlothian, VA (2008-12-29 13:38:28.0)
I volunteered for Chattering Children back in September; however, I have not done any work for the American Civil War Center. I would recommend the Civil War Center because it is an important part of American History as well as the Revolutionary War and others. I was born in Virginia, my mother taught us to honor and respect our beloved state and I want visitors who come to Virginia to enjoy and love it as well. Often when I meet people from out of town I try to tell them much about the Virginia’s from the beginning of the colonies to present times. Virginia is the most historical state in the US and I want others to know. We have almost everything here from the mountains to the beach; the only thing we don’t have is the desert. Earlier today, I volunteered for the Holocaust Museum as well because I think there is much that can be learned from such an important and horrible event in the history of the world.