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“One of the outstanding strengths of The Museum of the Confederacy is that it humanizes and personalizes this seminal event in our national life. In its exhibits, programs and publications, the Museum allows the participants in this terrible struggle to speak for themselves, to tell their own stories in their own voices and in their own way. The Museum of the Confederacy is a national treasure, an unmatched resource for anyone who wants to understand this nation in the twenty-first century.”

Ken Burns

The Museum of the Confederacy’s mission is to serve as the preeminent world center for the display, study, interpretation, commemoration, and preservation of the history and artifacts of the Confederate States of America.

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The Museum of the Confederacy traces its origins to the years immediately after the Civil War.


Aside from housing an amazing collection of artifacts, The Museum of the Confederacy also holds programs and events throughout the year.