Traveling Trunks

Side by side photos show a closed trunk and an open trunk filled with Civil War items, uniforms, and DVDs
Reserve a Civil War Traveling Trunk for your students. Learning adventures and hands-on items will bring your classroom to life.
What would it feel like to be a Civil War soldier?

Try on a wool Confederate and Union uniform with accoutrements or dress as a lady living in Richmond during the war.
Listen to Civil War music, watch videos of battles and ironclad ships, and explore "Cobblestone" magazines to learn about Civil War leaders, medicine, and children in the war.
The traveling trunk also includes a 6 foot poster / timeline that highlight Civil War Richmond, a teacher guide, and student activity sheets. This trunk is available for a 2 week period and is designed as a hands-on introduction to the Civil War which will complement your classroom teaching.

Download our Traveling Trunk Teacher's Guide

Civil War Traveling Trunks are loaned free of charge. Requesting schools are responsible for picking up the trunk and returning it to designated location at Richmond National Battlefield Park. We are unable to send trunks by mail.

Trunks are reserved through email requests. Please contact the education coodinator at to reserve a trunk.

Last updated: January 20, 2024

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