Tredegar Iron Works
Tredegar Iron Works is a historic iron foundry originally built in 1833 by Rhys Davies who was hired by a group of Richmond businessmen. It was commissioned to do over 900 miles of railroad track, over a hundred stream locomotives, built the iron plating for the Confederate warship CSS Virginia, over 1,000 artillery pieces, and a rail-mounted siege cannon. Tredegar was able to survive the evacuation of Richmond unscathed because Joseph Anderson, then owner of Tredegar Iron Works, reportedly paid 50 armed guards to protect the facility during the chaos.
- See the depth of history Tredegar Iron Works has to offer in respect to Union, Confederate, and African-American viewpoints of history
- Learn how they constructed the Civil-War era weaponry
For more information, visit the official website at http://www.tredegar.org/.