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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civil War Visitor Center

Richmond National Battlefield Park

 
 
Civil War Visitor Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
1. Civil War Visitor Center Marker
Inscription. You are standing amid the remains of the Tredegar Iron Works, the nationís largest and best-equipped ironworks in 1860. Some Tredegar iron industries operated until the 1950s.

Today, Tredegarís Pattern Storage Building, constructed around 1867, serves as Richmondís Civil War Visitor Center. This building once held patterns for casting guns, railroad wheels, and machinery. Other surviving structures include the 1861 gun foundry, the office building, a 1915 carpenter shop, and the company store. The siteís complex industrial heritage was largely dependent on the James River and Kanawha Canal, and is chronicled on panels throughout the site and in the Visitor Center.

Note: Original names of structures appear in parentheses.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
Location. 37° 32.114′ N, 77° 26.735′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street 0.1 miles west of South 5th Street. Touch for map. This marker is located outside the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Overshot Waterwheel (a few steps
Civil War Visitor Center Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
2. Civil War Visitor Center Kiosk
from this marker); Toledo 1000-ton Press (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Firepower (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Tredegar (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cupola Furnace and Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Industrial Patterns (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gun Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Adapting Power (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. On the right of the panel is a map of the Tredegar site showing the locations of historic buildings.

There is an identical marker on the west side of the Pattern Storage Building.
 
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on November 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Tredegar Iron Works. National Park Service
Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
3. Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works
This 1867 Pattern Storage Building at Tredegar serves as the National Park Service Visitor Center.
(Submitted on November 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. (Submitted on November 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
4. Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works
The entrance to the NPS Visitor Center is located in the rear of the Pattern Storage Building.
James River and Kanawha Canal image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 8, 2009
5. James River and Kanawha Canal
The Tredegar Company Store can be seen on the left.
The Carpenter Shop image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
6. The Carpenter Shop
Today serves as the Tredegar Bookstore & Shop.
Tredegar Office Building image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
7. Tredegar Office Building
Today houses administrative offices for the site.
The 1861 Gun Foundry Building image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
8. The 1861 Gun Foundry Building
Today is home to the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.
Entrance to the Tredegar Iron Works site. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
9. Entrance to the Tredegar Iron Works site.
Richmond's Tredegar site is home to two Civil War history destinations: The Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond National Battlefield Park; and The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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