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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Tredegar Iron Works

Posted by Christian Mirasol, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Apr 29, 2019 9:38:07 AM

Named after the hometown of the Welsh builders and engineers who completed it in 1837, the Tredegar Iron Works was the largest iron works and munitions factory for the Confederacy during the Civil War and was the primary factor in the decision to move the Confederate capital from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia.

 

Today, Tredegar is home to the Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitors Center. Maps, artifacts, video, and activities inside the building highlight life in Civil War-era Richmond, making it a rich educational opportunity for NationsClassroom school groups.

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Topics: Richmond, VA, Tredegar Iron Works

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