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The Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia, was the biggest ironworks in the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and a significant factor in the decision to make Richmond its capital.
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|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
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|Sunday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Really informational. I would wait for awhile to go they are doing a big change on the Museum. Still under construction. But is a nice place to see history
We bought passes for this museum and the Museum of the Confederacy. This location presents the chronology of the whole war, and even before and after. A LOT to read. Not many artifacts, but you can see them in the Museum of the Confederacy. We spend 1 and a 1/2hour. The parking is free with the entrance fee.
Very informative. The museum gave the reasons why the Civil War occurred. It allowed your reasoning how it could have prevented. What a horrible tragedy. The sadness of it 153 years later what have the US learned. History has not corrected the issues. We need to soul search and realize we are in it for the long haul. We are all Americans.
The museum was very well done and informative. The location was great in that it was located in a place that manufactured weapons during the civil war. We talked to a NPS volunteeron the second floor who explained and showed us all about the cannon and it’s history and their history at Tredgar. It was a great experience that he made better and that added to the wonderful experience we were having already! Visit if you’re in Richmond! Location is wonderful as it’s right in Richmond and across the street from a pedestrian bridge crosses the James River at the rapids. It was about 90 degrees on the day we were their and the breeze from the water cooled it down considerably.
Love the Foundry Series. I live in the area and really enjoy that they have so many events! A must see if you are visiting Richmond.
The exhibits at tredegar were very well done but we're focused more on the whole war and less on tredegar itself. I would like to see more about tredegar. The new Museum should open next year it will be bigger with more exhibition space.
We bought passes for all three Civil War museums and this was our first stop. We visited the other one in downtown Richmond several hours later, and the last one in Appomattox a day later as it was an hour's drive away. Of the three, I consider this one the most evenhanded and thoughtful in its treatment of the sensitive subject of the Civil War. It did a good job of raising critical questions without making anyone, regardless of persuasion, feel uncomfortable or defensive. It is also commendable for the noticeable symbols of reconciliation, particularly the statue of President Lincoln, which commemorates his visit to the city after the Confederate government evacuated it. The place was a busy construction site when we visited but there's a makeshift walk path leading visitors to the museum building. Parking was easy and free.
This museum has the most thoughtful approach to the civil war, its cause, and its effect on different people and parts of the country that I have ever seen. We'll laid out and attractive. It is a great compliment to the National Park Service museum next door about the effect of the war on Richmond. It should be even better when the restoration construction at the Tredegar Iron Works is completed.
This is a decent museum to check out in the Richmond area. Situated in a great spot downtown, no trouble to get to or find parking. Plenty of free things to see and learn about, which kept me busy while I was there. The shop had some interesting items, including several books which looked to be a great read. Watched a couple of documentaries in a fairly comfortable theatre and perused many historical items on display, with plenty of information on each. Staff was friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable. Spent several hours here and did not see everything available.