The American Civil War
150th Anniversary of the American Civil War and Emancipation
Virginia has a major role in the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and Emancipation, 2011-2015.
As the state where more battles were fought than any other state, the Civil War touched nearly every corner of the Commonwealth. But the story is about much more than battles. It’s about real people caught up in an unimaginable war – soldiers, civilians, enslaved persons, each with a story to tell.
This site is a resource with imagery, story ideas, facts and key historical dates to help journalists get to the heart of the story in Virginia.
Trail program connects 500 sites statewide to explore Civil War history and events.
Segway tours, hikes and wine trails through history make Virginia a top destination for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Emancipation.
Hands-on experiences and out-of-the ordinary tours appeal to the youngest of visitors.
Virginia is marking the commemoration with a ground-breaking Civil War history document preservation project.
Compelling personal stories and where to walk in their footsteps in Virginia.