American Civil War 1861 – 1865

There is more to the Civil War

The ACWM has made the difficult decision for all three locations to remain closed until the CDC and Commonwealth of Virginia states that it’s safe to reopen amid COVID-19. While our doors our closed, please explore our site to continue your Civil War learning.

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Our Locations

Three sites, one mission.

The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar
White House of the Confederacy
American Civil War Museum Appomattox

Experience the Museum

The American Civil War Museum is more than a collection of artifacts, we are educators and storytellers connecting the Civil War and its legacies to current culture.


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!


No school got you scrambling for lessons? Check out the new HomefrontEd section of our website where we will update with book readings, daily activities and educator resources for the students at home!

Become a member to be a part of history’s future.

Our members empower our team to tell stories the of our collective past and relate them to our present – and our future.

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