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American Civil War Museum

From Civil War to Civil Rights

Richmond: Capital of the Confederacy. That's what we're used to hearing. But there's so much more to the story.

  • 1.

    Virginia State Capitol

    Virginia State Capitol

    Second oldest working capital in the United States

  • 2.

    Virginia Civil Rights Memorial

    Virginia Civil Rights Memorial

    Completed in 2008, the memorial features 18 statues and two quotes

  • 3.

    First African Baptist Church

    First African Baptist Church

    Looking for a chance to worship in peace, black Richmonders bought the church for $3,500 in 1841

  • 4.

    African Burial Ground & City Gallows

    African Burial Ground & City Gallows

    From 1790 to 1812, this area served as a burial ground for free and enslaved people of color.

  • 5.

    Governor's Mansion

    Governor's Mansion

    Built in 1813, the Governor’s Mansion is the oldest in continuous use.

  • 6.

    White House of the Confederacy

    White House of the Confederacy

    An iconic symbol 200 years in the making, the White House of the Confederacy has lived many lives.

  • 7.

    Reconciliation Statue

    Reconciliation Statue

    A 10 year effort to create a reconciliation triangle between three nations.

  • 8.

    Egyptian Building

    Egyptian Building

    Designed by Thomas Stewart,the building is an amazing example of Egyptian Revival architecture.

  • 9.

    U.S. Post Office and Customhouse

    U.S. Post Office and Customhouse

    One of only two historic buildings to survive the fire that came with Confederate evacuation in 1865

  • 10.

    Main Street Station

    Main Street Station

    On the eve of the Civil War, Richmond was home to five railroads.

  • 11.

    Lumpkin's Jail

    Lumpkin's Jail

    “Devil’s Half Acre”

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