Saturday, April 6, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This year’s Civil War & Emancipation Day provides free admission to all of the more than 25 participating sites and activity centers and offers an array of informative walking tours and presentations.
Join walking tours and attend programs to learn more about the following (details available from the Activities By Location button to the right):
Hear discussions with leading Civil War scholars, watch cannon making demonstrations (and firings!), enjoy song and dance performances, and take a free Canal Boat ride. The day offers expanded opportunities to learn more about Richmond’s history and its role in the Civil War and Emancipation.
Admission to most sites and performances is free. Reservations are required and fees do apply for the Civil War Sampler Bus Tour and special exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Free shuttle transportation begins at 9:30 a.m. on April 6, from the American Civil War Center and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Look for VCU RamCharter buses with “Civil War Day” on the marquee. Drop offs are at the GRTC stops closest to the historical sites. The last shuttle runs begins at 5 p.m. Follow the shuttle's location; shuttles will appear as blue tracking dots on the website map. Park once and ride for free as you participate throughout the day.
Join us on April 6, 2013. See Richmond’s history in action.
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