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Commemoration of the Fall of Richmond, April 1865

Location: Richmond
April 2 - 4, 2015
3215 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 226-1981

In April 1865, after four years at the heart of the Civil War, Richmond--the capital of the Confederacy--finally fell. That moment foreshadowed the reunification of the United States, the end of 250 years of American slavery, and the beginning of an uncertain journey into freedom for African Americans. From April 2 through April 4, 2015, Richmond National Battlefield Park will join with historical and cultural institutions throughout the city to commemorate this momentous event in American history with a series of powerful and inclusive programs. Illuminations representing the city's devastating evacuation fire...programs commemorating the emancipation of the city's enslaved African Americans...presentations and programs following in the footsteps of those who were in Richmond at this historic time, from evacuating Confederate officials, to African American Union troops arriving in the city, to civilians caught in the vortex of dramatic change, to President Lincoln as he explored Richmond while it was still smoldering. Schedule is tentative and programs are in development. Details will be added to our website as they are finalized.

Hours: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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