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Civil War & Emancipation Day

Civil War and Emancipation Day is a great chance to experience a ton of Richmond’s best museums for free.

Last year’s Civil War and Emancipation Day brought out more than 2,000 people who made more than 4,000 visits to participating sites. This year’s event falls on a significant milestone—the weekend that Virginia seceded from the Union 150 years ago. Exhibits and special programs about this historical moment and much more will be offered throughout the full day of programs and interactive experiences. From discussions with leading Civil War scholars to guided tours of historic Richmond sites, cannon firings to children’s games, song and dance performances to canal boat rides, the newly expanded Civil War and Emancipation Day has something for everyone.

  • Saturday, April 16, 2011 • 9.30am – 5pm
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