It’s time to cram years of Civil War history into a single day.
While some sites are free year-round, others like the White House of the Confederacy ($6 – $15) and The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar ($4 – $8) cost money, so it’s a great way to sample many of Richmond’s best museums without breaking the bank.
Here are many of the locations taking part:
- African Burial Ground
- American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar
- Museum of the Confederacy and White House of the Confederacy
- Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
- Confederate Memorial Chapel
- Elegba Folklore Society
- Library of Virginia
- Lumpkin’s Jail site
- Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
- Richmond National Battlefield Park
- Richmond Reconciliation Statue
- Richmond Slave Trail Markers and Walk
- River District Canal Cruises
- Sons of Confederate Veterans – Lee Camp No. 1
- United Daughters of the Confederacy
- Valentine Richmond History Center
- Virginia Historical Society
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
- Virginia State Capitol
In addition to the free admission, there will also be walking tours, bus tours, and programs (PDF) throughout the day at various locations.
Here are few you should consider:
- “Meet Richmond’s Civil War Spies” • Guided bus tour at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM (registration encouraged).
- Historic Jackson Ward Walking Tour • Meet at 600 N. 2nd Street at 12:30 PM.
- Walking Tour of Richmond Slave Trail • Main Street Station. Runs from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
- Civil War Sampler Bus Tour • 1015 E. Clay Street. Runs 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Tickets are $20 – $25.
VCU RamCharter will offer FREE shuttle service to participating locations throughout the day. You can view a map of the routes here (PDF).
Civil War & Emancipation Day is Saturday, April 12th from 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM.