A nation's

struggle

Civil War and Emancipation Experiences in Richmond, VA

There are sites to visit, and lessons to learn

Yes, it happened here. Slavery laid its roots by the banks of our river. The Civil War was fought on our streets and in our fields. We were the capital of the Confederacy. This history of ours needs to be remembered, and discussed. The American Civil War Museum is a good starting point for seeing a multitude of perspectives. Walk the Manchester Slave Trail and our many battlefields. Trace the steps of Abraham Lincoln, who visited Richmond just 10 days before his assassination. See this painful part of our nation’s history from all angles. The story starts here.