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Tredegar Iron Works
Tredegar Iron Works

Tredegar Iron Works

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Sights and Museums, History Museum
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470 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219
804-819-1934
https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/richmond/Tredegar.html
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This historic iron works on the James River is famous for producing much of the iron and artillery needed for the Confederate army during the American Civil War. After the Confederate States lost the ... Read more
war, the Tredegar played an integral role in rebuilding the South. Today, visitors can take a self-guided tour through the factory and learn about its long history.

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Glen Allen, Virginia, USA

Really cool museum. It is free because it's a national park. The guy who worked there even let us touch some of the cannon stuff.

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Local from Richmond

Wonderful place to travel individually or with your family. Beautiful scenery. I've been only once n I loved it.

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Cocoa, Florida

The Tredegar Iron Works was essentially the weapons depot and munitions maker for the Confederate States during the American Civil War.

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Brisbane, Australia

An important historical site, that was one of the confederacy's most important weapons factory. There are some interesting signs explaining the role of this site in the industrialization of Richmond and the south, as well as a small museum about the Civil War. I wouldn't put it as one of my favorite museums, but if you are going to be in Richmond, and head to the Canal Walk which is an absolute must, then it makes sense to make this a part of your itinerary

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Schenectady, New York State, USA

The is part of the National Park Services Richmond Battlefield NPS. That has several different components to very large park. You can get your parking ticket validated at the Visitor Center.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Great tour! Right on the river where you can walk out over the river on an old train bridge.

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