Richmond, Virginia: Abe and Tad Lincoln Statue

A bronze Abe and son Tad sit on a bench. Titled. "To Bind up the Nation's Wounds," the sculpture by David Frech was inspired by the pair's visit to Richmond -- the former Confederate capitol -- just a week before the President was assassinated. The statue was placed at the old Confederate Iron Works because no one else in Richmond wanted it.

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar Ironworks

Address:
500 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA
Directions:
Outdoors, on the northwest side of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar Ironworks, which is on the north side of Tredegar Street just east of the US Hwy 301 bridge across the river.
Hours:
Daily 9-5. Grounds gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
804-780-1865
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Richmond celebrates Black History Month: Condemns proposed Lincoln statue

Richmond, VA has always been a town with a split personality regarding race-related monuments. Its downtown can be accessed by either the Robert E Lee Bridge or the Martin Luther King Bridge, and both The Black History Museum and The Museum Of The Confederacy are located on Clay Street.

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