Homeschool Day- Seizing Freedom

Homeschool Day- Seizing Freedom


Historic Tredegar, White House and Museum of the Confederacy

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Explore stories of people -free and enslaved- who lived before, through, or after the Civil War. How did enslaved African Americans remain hopeful in dark times? Was the freedom won at the end of the War really free? Programs include special tours of the White House and Brown’s Island. Tour space is limited and registration is encouraged.

Programs will be going on at both locations all day. Brown's Island Tours are at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00 and do not require advance registration. Also at Historic Tredegar at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00, learn about the Sewing Stories of Harriet Powers, a woman born into slavery who was famous for making story quilts. At the White House and Museum of the Confederacy, our "Scraps of History" program covers the evolution of slavery and the enslaved people at 10:15, 11:45, and 2:15. We are encouraging registration for White House Tours, since space is limited. Please follow the link below for your selected tour time to purchase advance tickets. Reservations are not required for any of the other programs. Free parking for our White House location is available in the VCU Medical Center's visitors parking deck. Please allow plenty of time to travel through the deck and find a parking space ahead of your tour. 

10:30 am - 11:15 am (sold out- please choose one of the later tours)

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Contact Tally Botzer at 804-649-1861 x122 or by email for more information. 


$16.00 adult ($10.00 member), $8.00 youth ($5.00 member)

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