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Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond

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The Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia, was the biggest ironworks in the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and a significant factor in the decision to make Richmond its capital.

Tredegar supplied about half the artillery used by the Confederate States Army, as well as the iron plating for CSS Virginia, the first Confederate ironclad warship, which fought in the historic Battle of Hampton Roads in March 1862. The works avoided destruction by troops during the evacuation of the city, and continued production through the mid-20th century. Now classified as a National Historic Landmark District, the site serves as the main building of the American Civil War Museum.

The name Tredegar derives from the Welsh industrial town that supplied much of the company's early workforce.
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  • Walk through the museum and learn the History of Virginia. Then walk across the street and across the James River. 
    Walk through the museum and learn the History of Virginia. Then walk across the street and across the James River.  more »
  • Everyone in the Richmond area should see this place. Fantastic collection of civil war items. There is so much to learn here. 
    Everyone in the Richmond area should see this place. Fantastic collection of civil war items. There is so much to learn here.  more »
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  • Nice museum. Didn't know it was here. Learned some new facts about the civil war
  • Absolutely beautiful wedding venue! Through the windows you can see the bridge and the sunset paints the massive room placing a beautiful pink on the exposed brick. There are huge wooden doors that look as though they were made for giants. It's just a dream.

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