Visit our World-Class Civil War and Emancipation Attractions and Museums
Civil War and Emancipation history abounds in the Richmond-Petersburg Region. Walk the same path that Abraham Lincoln took to the White House of the Confederacy when he visited Richmond just ten days before he was assassinated. Explore the lives of African Americans during the war at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, located in historic Jackson Ward. Experience Civil War history brought to life at Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg. Learn about America’s darkest hours at the Confederate War Memorial Chapel . And visit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar -- the nation's first museum to interpret the Civil War from Union, Confederate, and African American perspectives. Walk along the slave trails of Richmond at night guided only by the flicker of torches, just as in centuries past and visit the Reconciliation Statue that is linked to identical memorials in Liverpool, England and Benin, Africa.
Other Richmond and Petersburg attractions include the Museum of the Confederacy , the Library of Virginia , the Virginia Historical Society , Virginia War Memorial and the Chimborazo Medical Museum . There is something for everyone to choose from among our excellent spectrum of museums and attractions. Use the search engine below to find areas of interest for the entire family.