About the Museum

Drawing from a rich collection of artifacts and documents, the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox interweaves stories of the Confederate government, the military, civilians and enslaved & free African Americans. The main exhibit details events leading up to, during and following the war, with a focus on the “Appomattox Moment” where two legendary armies met for the last time. A smaller exhibit hall delves deeper into specific topics of the war and areas of the Museum’s collection.

The Museum-Appomattox is the first new museum of a planned statewide system that will bring the Museum’s rich collection to the people. Together with the White House of the Confederacy and the Museum in Richmond, and proposed locations in the Fredericksburg and Tidewater areas, the Museum of the Confederacy System will be able to tell more stories and educate more people about this crucial time in our nation’s history.