Educator Resources

Use the Museum for your classroom! The American Civil War Museum has compiled a number of free educational resources that cover a variety of topics to supplement your teaching of the Civil War in your classroom. Educational Resources will be live on the site soon.

People studying historical artifacts.

Resources by Grade Level


Other Themes

  • Politics
  • Reconstruction
  • American West
  • Work and Labor
  • Spies
  • Civil War to Civil Rights

Other Helpful Resources


ACWM Offers Free Admission to Virginia Public School Teachers and Students

Made possible by a generous contribution in support of history education, the Museum is pleased to provide educators and students the opportunity for continued learning about the American Civil War and the impact it has made on current society and culture.

Virginia public school classroom teachers are included in this opportunity for free admission and must provide their professional credentials at the ACWM Visitor’s desk for complimentary tickets.  Students can attend even when not on a school-organized field trip and only need to verbally provide staff their current grade and school district, but do not need to provide further documentation.

Through June 2021, at ACWM Richmond and ACWM Appomattox.