Group Tours

Groups of 15 people or more are eligible for hands-on and artifact-driven programs, where we guide you through the complexities of the Civil War and its legacies. All programs can be adapted for various ages, interests levels, and abilities.

Student/Youth Group Tours

During field trips at ACWM, students become historians, exploring primary source documents and artifacts to delve deeply into the human stories of the Civil War. Using historical and critical thinking skills, students investigate peoples’ lives, the impact of war, and how echoes from the past surround us. All of our student programming aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning and Common Core. 

Youth Group Rate (15+ Individuals)

Youth Programs OnlyTredegarTredegar + White House of the ConfederacyWhite House of the ConfederacyAppomattoxVirtual Program
Youth/Students$8$12$7$5First Program: $75 (for entire class and adults)
Paying Adults$16$24$13$11Additional Programs: $50 (for entire class and adults)
Fee includes: Museum Admission, 1 Guided Youth Program. Additional or custom programs are $3 per student; no additional charge for adults. 
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Adult Group Tours

Immerse your group in history at the American Civil War Museum, often in spaces where important events occurred. For adult groups, rates include museum admission only. Programs can be added for an additional fee of $3/person per program. 

Adult Group Rate (15+ Individuals)

Group RateTredegar
Tredegar + White House of the ConfederacyWhite House of the ConfederacyAppomattoxAll Three Sites
Senior/Coll/Ret. Military$14$21$11$10$31

Scheduled Tours

Join ACWM staff for a guided tour of one of the best places to explore the Civil War and its legacies in microcosm.

White House of the Confederacy Tour

$15 – Adult
$13 – Senior, Military, Teachers, Students
$8 – Youth (6-17)

Free for ACWM Members

Built in 1818, this National Historic Landmark served as the Confederate Executive Mansion during the war. Guided tours of the restored house–the elegant public rooms as well as the private living quarters–explore the lives of the people who lived and worked there.

Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the home with a trained guide and take pictures. The walkthrough will conclude with a Q&A session.

ACWM Presents:
Civil War, Slavery & Emancipation

a unique new tour in downtown Richmond.

Experience history on an hour-and-a-half-long tour through the most historic parts of Richmond. Your expert guide will give you insight into the events of the Civil War and the fall and burning of the city. And you’ll see it all up close on an electric-powered Tuk Tuk, where you’ll be able to experience the sights and sounds of Richmond all around you.

Additional Reservation Information

  • Group Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance. The group rate is only available when booked in advance. *Reservations of fewer than two weeks in advance are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Every 10 students one chaperone is admitted free.
  • A “group” requires a minimum of 15 people. Programming is available for smaller groups if they pay for the equivalent of 15 individuals.
  • For youth groups, rates include museum admission, a classroom program, and a site-specific program experience. Additional experiences can include more programs at the same or different Museum locations.
  • Programming depends on availability.
  • Payments are due upon arrival at the museum. Groups must pay as a group (one payment for the whole).
  • Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance of a scheduled booking and/or “no-show” groups still are responsible for paying for their originally booked reservations.
About 40 people joined the Tredegar Society for the 90 minute conversational walking tour to Belle Isle on Saturday, June 6, 2015.