Civil War & Emancipation Day (CWED)
April 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Civil War & Emancipation Day consists of cultural & tourism organizations, museums, historic sites, national parks, & educational institutions in RVA collaborating to create programs + activities that explore the Civil War, slavery, and emancipation.
Civil War & Emancipation Day (or, CWED) is a commemorative day marking the history & impact of the Civil War and the end of slavery in Richmond. This annual, collaborative community-wide effort commemorates the anniversaries of key 1865 events:
The Confederate Evacuation of Richmond (April 2)
The emancipation of enslaved Richmonders & the arrival of US Troops (April 3)
Abraham Lincoln’s tour of the city. (April 4)
For more CWED Events and to register, visit our CWED Collection on Eventbrite: