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.
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.
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
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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!
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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