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.
Happy Spring! Mark your calendars for our Spring Lecture Series!
From abolition through Reconstruction, join us for a look into the causes, course, and consequences of the War as we kick-off our expansive initiative “The Civil War & Remaking America” with these spring events! MEMBERS OF THE ACWM MAY ATTEND THESE EVENTS FREE OF CHARGE WITH PROMO CODES SENT TO YOUR EMAILS!
Civil War & Emancipation Day (CWED) is a commemorative day marking the history & impact of the Civil War and the end of slavery in Richmond.
Join us on April 1st, 2023 at ACWM-Tredegar for a day of music, dance, storytelling, and poetry as we use the arts to explore the Civil War, slavery, & emancipation.
Commemoration of the Surrender & Freedom Weekend
As part of the regional Commemoration of the Surrender & Freedom Day Weekend, April 8-9, the American Civil War Museum will be hosting a variety of programs and activities in Appomattox, VA.
Apply for our 2023 Teachers Institute – Deadline April 21
Educators! Apply for this one-week summer institute running from July 6 – July 10, 2023. The institute is for K-12 educators and includes discussions with leading scholars, field trips, and workshop sessions focusing on the techniques and strategies that you can use in your classroom.
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
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!
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!
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!
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.
The ACWM Robins Theater is Now Open!
The immersive short-film A People’s Contest: America’s Civil War & Emancipation is an indispensable part of the visitor experience designed to inspire an understanding of the motivational causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War.
Three sites, one mission.
The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar
White House of the Confederacy
The American Civil War Museum at 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.
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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