Special Programs

The American Civil War Museum offers an array of special programs and events throughout the year for visitors of all ages. Learn more about special programs for adults. Learn about special programs for kids and families. Learn about other special events.

Special Programs for Adults

Walking Tours

Experience stories about the Civil War and its legacies while exploring the former Capital of the Confederacy on foot. Walk in the places where the history happened on a guided tour. Get more information.

Talks and Lectures

Explore the Civil War through regular programs featuring historians, authors, staff, and other experts. Discover new perspectives on history while engaging with the speaker and fellow attendees. Get more information.

Special Programs for Kids and Families

Court End Christmas

The American Civil War Museum proudly participates in this annual holiday tradition as one of ten historic sites in downtown Richmond who open their doors for a day of free admission and holiday festivities. Activities can include carolers, living history, live music, children’s crafts, gift shops, and more.

Civil War Summer Day Camp

Discover more about the Civil War, including what life was like for a Civil War soldier, how the branches of the military were different, how to plan battle strategies, and what medical practices were like during the War.

This two-day day camp is designed for kids 8-10 and 11-13 years old and is held in Appomattox, VA. Co-sponsored by the The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. For more information, contact Josie Butler at jbutler@acwm.org or 434.352.5791, ext. 203.

Family Day

What makes a person a hero? Join us for special family-friendly activities at each of our three sites from noon to 4 pm July 8 to explore heroes of the Civil War era – both famous and lesser-known.

Homeschool Day

Join us for a day of standards-based educational activities exploring the Civil War and its legacies. Programs are designed to adapt hands-on experiences usually provided for students on field trips for the specific needs of homeschool students. 

Homeschool Day: Seizing Freedom was Wednesday, March 16, 2017 at Historic Tredegar and the White House & Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Stay tuned for information on the next Homeschool Day. 

For more information, please contact Kelly Hancock.

Civil War and Emancipation Day

Fun and educational for history buffs and families alike, this day in early April is full of talks, tours, and demonstrations that offer a unique opportunity to explore our community's and nation's history, and to consider our future.

See photos from Civil War and Emancipation Day 2017: Voices for Freedom.


Tredegar Society Signature Events

The Tredegar Society hosts the Loose Cannons event annually at Historic Tredegar. This event raises important funds for The American Civil War Museum while offering a fun and unique way to interact with the historic ruins at the Tredegar Iron Works. Join us each Spring for an engaging evening along the banks of the James River. See photos from Loose Cannons VI.

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