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Tredegar National Civil War Center Foundation



Created: 2017/07/19 01:06 PM         Last Updated: 2017/10/19 01:06 PM


Attraction Details Attraction Name:Tredegar National Civil War Center Foundation

Attraction Type: Museums

Price Range:Adults: $8, Students: (w/ID)$6, Seniors: (65+): $6, Children ages 7-12: $2, Children 6 & under: FREE

Details:

The Tredegar National Civil War Center, to be housed in the Gun Foundry of the Tredegar Iron Works, a National Historic Landmark, will be the first museum and learning center in the nation to tell the whole story of the war; that is, to describe the major events from the perspectives of the three main participants?Union, Confederate, and African American. To trace the course of the war from its causes to its legacies, to explore the political, military, social, and economic dimensions of the war, and to show how it shaped the America we know today, is the mission of the Tredegar Center. The museum will exhibit objects and documents lent by our partners (including the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of the Confederacy, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy) as well as the superb collection of African American artifacts donated by collector John H. Motley. The first, or Gun Foundry, phase of the project builds on the success of the National Park Service?s Richmond Civil War Visitor Center, which opened in 2000 in the Pattern Building at the Tredegar Iron Works. Future phases are on the drawing board but are not the focus of the project at this time.




Attraction Contact Info: Company Name:Tredegar National Civil War Center Foundation

Phone Number:(804) 780-1865

E-Mail:sbear@fs.fed.us

Website: http://www.tredegar.org

Contact Info:

Hours of Operation:

9am-5pm daily
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year\'s Day


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Attraction Location Info: Google Map:


Latitude:37.5359

Longitude:-77.444537

Directions to Activity:

From the WEST:

  •  From Interstate 64, take Interstate 195 to the Downtown Expressway.
  •  Take the Downtown Expressway through the toll plaza (50 cents).
  •  Get off the expressway at the Byrd Street/2nd Street exit, and go straight.
  •  Turn right on S. 5th Street.
  •  Go to the end of the street and turn right onto Tredegar Street
  •  Turn right into parking lot at Richmond Civil War Visitor Center sign.

From the EAST:

   •  Take Interstate 64 West to Richmond.
   •  Get onto Interstate 95 South.
   •  Take the Downtown Expressway exit (74A).
   •  Take the first exit, Canal Street (20 cents).
   •  Turn left onto S. 5th Street.
   •  Go to the end of the street and turn right onto Tredegar Street.
   •  Turn right into parking lot at Richmond Civil War Visitor Center sign.

From the NORTH:

   •  Get on Interstate 95 South.
   •  Take the Downtown Expressway exit (74A).
   •  Take the first exit, Canal Street (20 cents).
      Turn left onto S. 5th Street.
   •  Go to the end of the street and turn right onto Tredegar Street.
   •  Turn right into parking lot at Richmond Civil War Visitor Center sign. 

From the SOUTH on Powhite Parkway:

   •  After crossing the river, take the Downtown Expressway exit on the right into town. Go through the toll plaza (50 cents).
      Get off the expressway at the Byrd Street/2nd Street exit, and go straight.
   •  Turn right onto S. 5th Street.
   •  Go to the end of the street and turn right onto Tredegar Street.
   •  Turn right into parking lot at Richmond Civil War Visitor Center sign.
 

From the SOUTH on Interstate 95:


   •  As you cross the river, get in the right-hand lane, and take the Downtown
      Expressway exit (74A).
   •  Take the first exit, Canal Street (20 cents).
    Turn left onto S. 5th Street.
   •  Go to the end of the street and turn right onto Tredegar Street.
   •  Turn right into parking lot at Richmond Civil War Visitor Center sign.






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