Museum News

Message from the CEO

Headshot of Dr. Havers facing the camera.


Hello, my name is Rob Havers and as the new CEO and President of the American Civil War Museum, I look forward to leading the Museum in our mission to be the preeminent resource for the Civil War and its legacies.

Our expansive collection of artifacts, engaging programs, and exhibits, are exceptional. But we are so much more than that.

Our museum strives to challenge preconceptions about the Civil War and to tell a broader story
encompassing all who experienced those unparalleled years of war and its aftermath.
The history of the American Civil War is, after all, the history of all of us.

With the world beginning to open up to travel, I want to encourage you to visit the American Civil War Museum and experience history through the stories we tell and the way we tell them.
Our museum is open in Richmond and in Appomattox, with all safety precautions in place. When you’re ready to visit, we’re ready to welcome you in person.