"Richmond's Museum of the Confederacy" Richmond Things to Do Tip by ATXtraveler

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Despite your feelings on the Civil War, or more passionately known as the War of Northern Aggression, it is always in the best interest of knowledge to understand both sides of an issue. While some may contend the war was over slavery and others would say States rights, the fact of the matter is there was only one loser in this battle, everyone.

People that today are just called Americans lost relatives who fought for both sides, and a beautiful memorial to those people are located here in Richmond, VA. A rich amount of Confederacy era artifacts are carefully preserved here, with a very coherent timeline of events and excellent pictoral representations. Each state in the confederacy is shown, and I even learned something new about battles that occurred in New Mexico!

Inside you will find over 500 flags, 300 edged weapons and close to 200 firearms from the period. Uniforms, paintings and sculptures line the walls so you could really get a feel of what it was like during this epic war.

Admission was $11 dollars for the Museum and the conducted tour of the White House of the Confederacy located next door.

Labor Day to Memorial Day

Monday- Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12-5 pm

Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Summer Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day

Monday- Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12- 5 pm

Free Parking in the adjacent MCV Visitors Deck

Address: 1201 E. Clay Street
othercontact: info@moc.org
Phone: 804-649-1861
Website: http://www.moc.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 9, 2007
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