We are currently offering reduced site rental fees for the Spring and Summer months when you book the entire venue. Call or email us today for more details and to set up a tour. Hurry, dates will fill up fast!
Are you looking for a unique, outdoor setting for your wedding or reception? Are you in need of a location to host your next corporate outing, team-building exercise or start a race or run/walk?
If so, then we invite you to use our Museum's riverfront location as the backdrop to your next event! Add a private, themed tour or let your guests guide themselves!
The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar is the perfect location to host your upcoming special event, corporate outing, wedding, or reception.
Memorable Weddings and Events
at The American Civil War Museum
Spread over 8.9 acres, Historic Tredegar is a National Historic Landmark on the north bank of the James River that offers majestic views of downtown and 18,000 square feet of unique outdoor space with ample parking for your guests.
Mingle with rehearsal dinner guests on the brick patio or take your first turn as husband and wife under the stars on the Bluestone courtyard.
Step into history and experience the charm with a tour of the site. Outside caterers are welcome.
Download and fill out our Site Rental Agreement.
(804) 649-1861 ext 148
(Communication by email preferred)
Banner photo courtesy of www.stevenandlilyphotography.com.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about site rentals.
On Site Photography: Commercial & Portrait
Professional photographers and videographers must pay rental fees to photograph or shoot video at The American Civil War Museum’s Historic Tredegar location at 500 Tredegar St. Photographers and videographers must submit their requests in writing at least three weeks in advance to Creative Services Manager Penelope Carrington.
Upon approval, a Commercial Photography Agreement must be completed and submitted, along with the required fees. Photographers and videographers will then be sent a Commercial Photography Pass good for the specific date and time. On the day of the shoot, all photographers and videographers must check-in at the Museum Store prior to the start of any filming or photography and present the pass.
PRESERVING THE RUINS
The American Civil War Museum’s Historic Tredegar location at 500 Tredegar Street is a National Historic Landmark. Therefore, all buildings and ruins are considered artifacts. Climbing or sitting on the centuries-old ruins is prohibited. If a photographer, videographer, their clients or crew are seen on the ruins, a museum staff member has the right to ask him or her to move.
Any still photography, video or film for commercial use is considered professional work and therefore subject to rental fees. The fees below apply to exterior photography or video on the 8.9-acre Historic Tredegar site.
Half Day (Up to 4 hours) $250
Full Day (Between 4-8 hours) $500
Any professional wedding, engagement, family, and senior portrait photography at the Museum’s Historic Tredegar location is subject to rental fees for use of the property.* Sessions must be conducted during regular business hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Photographers should follow the application process stated above.
One Hour $50
Two Hours $75
* Persons renting the Museum site for their wedding and/or reception are granted complimentary use of the site for portrait sessions. However, their photographer is still required to submit his or her request in writing and obtain a Commercial Photography Pass.