American Civil War 1861 – 1865
There is more to the Civil War
Exploring the unparalleled significance the American Civil War holds to complexities we face today.
Please join us for a special evening honoring the 2023 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize co-winner Dr. Jonathan White
The Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize is awarded annually for the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or the American Civil War era. Join us in honoring co-winner Dr. Jonathan White at ACWM-Tredegar on October 26th!
Celebrate the autumnal season with family and friends! Immerse yourself in the history and charm of Appomattox while enjoying a variety of exciting activities, entertainment, and community spirit! Click here to view last year’s Fall Festival recap video!
Experience the fascinating stories of the American Civil War through our engaging events and programs. Join stimulating conversations with esteemed authors and historians, participate in virtual programs, witness reenactments, and partake in fun-filled activities suitable for the whole family.
Our new multimedia pop-up exhibition at ACWM-Tredegar is now OPEN! – Beyond Valor: United States Colored Troops & the Fight for Freedom
Beyond Valor is a multimedia pop-up exhibit illuminating the stories of bravery and perseverance of the United States Colored Troops service. This exhibit will feature artifacts from our collection that have not been previously displayed. This display was created out of support for the Cameron Art Museum’s Boundless art sculpture which is the first installation in the nation’s first USCT Sculpture Park.
Built in 1818, this National Historic Landmark served as the executive mansion and home for Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and his family from 1861 – 1865. Owned and operated by the American Civil War Museum, guided tours explore the lives and activities of those who lived and worked there.
Three sites, one mission.
The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar
White House of the Confederacy
The American Civil War Museum at Appomattox
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Join us for engaging events that connect history to current culture. Ranging from intimate discussions with authors and historians to symposiums, we have events for everyone. Now offering web programming!
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