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16 locals recommend ·
About this place
Our signature exhibit, In the Cause of Liberty, explores the war's causes, course, and legacies through the essential perspectives of the war's main participant groups. Artifact displays change regularly so there is always something new to see!
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Alyssa
Alyssa
September 24, 2019
@ Brown’s Island - Great History and pretty sights along the river
Robert
Robert
July 27, 2019
Nice, quick, tour of civil war in the city of Richmond.
Adam
Adam
July 30, 2018
Historical site. I haven't ventured all the way through it yet, once the little ones get bigger we will. Looks super cool from what I've heard.
Fiona & Keith
Fiona & Keith
June 29, 2018
Interesting place to visit and explore the history of the role of Richmond in the Civil War. The setting of the museum on the bank of the James River is delightful; it's a step away from a foot bridge that will take you across the river to a Civil War prisoner-of-war camp and "Rock City" where…
Susan
Susan
April 8, 2018
The entire area is wonderful. You have a park with a bridge across the James River. You can walk a suspension bridge to Belle Island, the Civil War prison island. From there you have a close up view of the rapids and Hollywood cemetery. Or you can visit the civil war museum. Rain or Shine there…

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Location
470 Tredegar Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone+1 804-819-1934
Websitenps.gov
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:00 AM
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