What’s next after your visit?
Right now, the Richmond region is in Phase 3 of Virginia’s COVID-19 reopening plan. Please watch for these special standards that are being enforced throughout the Richmond region here.
- The Valentine– Richmond history museum, historic house, and garden.
- The John Marshall House– Historic home of the groundbreaking Supreme Court Chief Justice.
- The Virginia State Capitol– Designed by Thomas Jefferson, this historic building features a museum and guided tours.
- St. Paul’s Episcopal Church– Church frequented by Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee during the war.
- Brown’s Island– Site of the Confederate States Laboratory, now a park and festival venue.
- Belle Isle– Site of a Civil War POW camp, now part of the James River Park System.
- Richmond’s Canal Walk– The walk stretches 1¼ miles along the James River canal and the Kanawha and Haxall canals.
- The Virginia War Memorial– Shrine, museum, and education center honoring Virginia’s military veterans from WWII through today.
Civil War, Slavery & Emancipation
An 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.
Richmond’s Civil War Sites
- Richmond National Battlefield Park– System of battlefield parks around the area with a central visitor center at Historic Tredegar.
- Hollywood Cemetery– Historic “garden-cemetery” featuring the graves of two U.S. Presidents, Jefferson Davis’ family, J.E.B. Stuart, & thousands of Confederate soldiers.
- Dabbs House Museum– Historic House that served as Lee’s headquarters during the Seven Days Battles. Now Henrico County’s Civil War visitor center and museum.
- Civil War Traveler- This link goes to the Richmond region page of this website that provides travel information for Civil War sites.
- Virginia Civil War Trails– Guide to roadside markers chronicling Virginia’s Civil War history.
Appomattox Area Tourism
- Experience Appomattox– Information for visitors to Appomattox.
- Historic Appomattox– Resource for visitors to Appomattox.
- Lynchburg Tourism– Information for travelers including accommodations, dining, attractions and more in Lynchburg.
- The Best Part of the Civil War…The End– Civil War tourism information for the Appomattox region.
- Virginia’s Retreat– General tourism information for the Appomattox region.
- The Civil War Trust’s Appomattox Battle App– App guide to the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox Area Civil War Sites
- Appomattox Court House National Historical Park– National Park Service run site of the 1865 surrender.
- Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park– Site of the last major battle of the Appomattox campaign.
- High Bridge Trail State Park– Rails-to-Trails park features a tall bridge that was the site of Civil War action.
- Historic Sandusky– Historic house that served as Union HQ during the Battle of Lynchburg.
- The Old City Cemetery (Lynchburg)– Historic cemetery, public garden, and history park.
- Lee’s Retreat Civil War Trails– Historical markers along the route of Lee’s Retreat.
Other Area Attractions
- The National D-Day Memorial– Memorial site located in Bedford, VA, the community that suffered the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation.
- Robert Russa Moton Museum– National Historic Landmark and museum- the student birthplace of America’s Civil Rights Revolution.
- Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest– Jefferson’s villa retreat in Bedford, Va.
- Lynchburg Historical Foundation– Preserving Lynchburg’s past since 1972.
- Red Hill: Patrick Henry National Memorial– Reconstructed House and other outbuildings plus a museum.
- Holliday Lake State Park– Virginia State Park in Appomattox County, Va.
- Twin Lakes State Park– Virginia State Park in Prince Edward County, Va.
- Bear Creek Lake State Park– Virginia State Park in Cumberland, Va.
ACWM partners with select hotels to offer packages that include tickets to our locations. Package contents can vary from hotel to hotel.
Includes one night stay, two tickets for the American Civil War Museum’s Richmond Experience Package, two Richmond history-oriented books (“Images of America: Linden Row Inn” and “Two Brothers: One North, One South”), keepsake Linden Row Inn mug filled with chocolate truffles, and overnight valet parking for one vehicle.
Linden Row Inn
100 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23219