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Three Locations, One Museum

The American Civil War Museum operates two sites in Richmond, Virginia, and one in Appomattox, Virginia. Historic Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy are located about 1.5 miles away. ACWM–Appomattox is approximately a 2-hour drive west of Richmond.

Multi-Site Pass

If you plan on visiting multiple locations of the ACWM, we have a great offer for you! The ACWM values its visitors and we want to add value to your visit. You can get discounted admission to multiple ACWM locations with a Multi-Site Pass! Whether you want to visit more than one site on the same day or redeem admission to a single site at a later date, the multi-site pass is perfect for you. Please note that admission to each site can only be redeemed once. If you have any questions or for assistance with booking, please contact our front desk at 1-(804)-649-1861.

*At this time, the multi-site pass discount can only be applied when purchasing tickets at our front desk.

The American Civil War Museum-Tredegar is located on the James River waterfront at Historic Tredegar, a National Historic Landmark. The Museum building surrounds the ruin walls of the Tredegar Ironworks Central Foundry. The Museum’s national award-winning exhibits tell stories of how the Civil War affected Americans across divides of race, gender, and nationality.

Built in 1818, this National Historic Landmark served as the executive mansion and home for Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and his family from 1861–1865. Owned and operated by the American Civil War Museum, guided tours explore the lives and activities of those who lived and worked there.

The American Civil War Museum–Appomattox explores the overlapping stories of the end of the War and the beginning of a reunified nation. The exhibit houses 400 artifacts, photographs and documents, including the uniform coat and sword that Robert E. Lee wore to surrender. Located just over a mile from the surrender site, ACWM–Appomattox provides stories with unique insight into the Civil War’s end and its legacies.

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