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.
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.
This year, we are excited to collaborate with Roundtable By the 92nd Street Y, NY on offering live virtual courses!
Roundtable is 92NY’s new destination for live online courses and Q&A with the greatest minds of our time: world-renowned historians, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, political pundits, and acclaimed food and wine experts. For over 140 years, 92NY has been a world-class community center where people can connect through culture, arts, entertainment, and conversation. Visit Roundtable.org to find more exciting courses in Literature, History, Politics, Arts, and Food & Drink
Extended Summer Hours
ACWM-Tredegar & ACWM-Appomattox will be open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM starting Friday, June 2. Visit the White House of the Confederacy webpage for available tour times.Normal operating hours during the week are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Don’t miss out on our upcoming programs!
Join us for engaging programs and events. From discussions with authors and historians to pop-up exhibits, we make the connections between history and current culture. Find yourself in history through conversations and events at the American Civil War Museum!
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The ACWM YouTube Channel features videos from our previous programs, lectures from guest speakers, host our educational videos, & so much more! Check it out and subscribe!
The White House of the Confederacy is open for tours!
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.
Explore the Collection
The ACWM has over 120,000 unique artifacts in its care, over half of which are non- military.
Restoring a National Historic Landmark
Restoring a structure with such a storied history is an ongoing commitment. The impeccable facilities team of the ACWM contend with the ever-present difficulty of restoring the historic landmark. Learn how to make a donation today!
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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