Richmond, Virginia: American Civil War Museum

Museum tries hard to tell the stories of everyone involved in the war, not just white guys. It also displays relics such as a watch chain made from the hair of Robert E. Lee's horse. Opened April 2019.

Address:
500 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA
Directions:
On the north side of Tredegar St. just east of the US-301 bridge across the river.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
804-649-1861
Admission:
Adults ~$12, 6-17 $6
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Locks of hair from John Wilkes Booth.

American Civil War Museum

This very professional museum opened in May 2019. It tells the story of the Civil War using real life stories and a vast store of artifacts. While JEB Stuart's death jacket may be in another, close-by museum, the rest of his kit, including his boots, are here. You can find locks of hair from John Wilkes Booth and primitive prosthetic limbs, plus the coat Jefferson Davis was wearing when he was captured. The Rosette Bullet, formed from two colliding bullets from the opposing sides, was also impressive.

The museum is in the remains of the Tredager Ironworks, armaments maker for the Confederacy.

[Roger Crook, 02/01/2020]

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