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.

Plan Your Visit
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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

We look forward to welcoming you! Please review our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures to ensure the safety of visitors and staff while you’re at the Museum.

Get your tickets NOW for ACWM’s Virtual Anniversary Celebration!

Monday, September 14 at 6:30PM

We will have a special presentation honoring Edward L. Ayers, Christy S. Coleman, and S. Waite Rawls, III, followed by special presentations LIVE from each of our locations, and tons of digital content that can’t be seen anywhere else. You will also have the chance to bid on unique items at our auction and purchase raffle tickets to be entered to win an awesome prize!


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!

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