“AN AMERICAN TURNING POINT: THE CIVIL WAR IN VIRGINIA” Artifacts, interactive technology and audiovisual programs are used to explain the wartime experiences of Virginians during the Civil War. Through Dec. 30. Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Blvd., Richmond. 804-358-4901. www.vahistorical.org. Free.
“150TH COMMEMORATION OF THE CIVIL WAR: THE DEATH OF ELLSWORTH” A portrait of the first Union officer killed in the Civil War. Through March 18. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. www.npg.si.edu. Free.
INVESTIGATION: DETECTIVE MCDEVITT Join Detective McDevitt, who was on duty half a block away from Ford’s Theatre on the night of Lincoln’s assassination, and revisit sites and reexamine clues from the Lincoln assassination conspiracy investigation in a two-hour walking tour. Through Oct. 31. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. www.fordstheatre.org.
“THE WAR CAME BY TRAIN” A collection of railroad cars, equipment and other artifacts showing the role of trains during the Civil War. Through May 15, 2015. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. 410-752-2490. www.borail.org. $14, $12 seniors, $8 ages 2 to 12.
“PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF THE CIVIL WAR EXPERIENCE” Through Nov. 12. Mount Clare Museum House, 1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore. 410-837-3262. www.mountclare.org. $6, $5 seniors, $4 students age 18 and younger, age 5 and younger free.
“ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN BRONZE: ONE MAN, ONE VIEW” An exhibit about the steps taken to create the cottage’s large bronze statue of President Lincoln. Through July 15. President Lincoln’s Cottage, Upshur Street and Rock Creek Church Road NW. 202-829-0436. www.lincolncottage.org. $12, $5 ages 6 to 12.
“OCCUPIED CITY: CIVIL WAR ALEXANDRIA” Learn about life in a town occupied by the military. Open indefinitely. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-838-4994. www.alexandriahistory.org.
“BLOOD AND INK: FRONT PAGES FROM THE CIVIL WAR” Historic newspaper front pages documenting the most famous events of the Civil War. Through 2012. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 888-639-7386. www.newseum.org.
“TRENT AFFAIR: A CRISIS IN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY” Learn how the Civil War nearly spilled over into an international conflict with England. Through Oct. 31. Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 301-662-3515. www.nps.gov/mono. Free.
“UP POPS THE MONITOR: THE BATTLE OF HAMPTON ROADS IN POP CULTURE” Explore the commercial legacy of the USS Monitor after its legendary skirmish with the Merrimack. Through Dec. 31. The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, Va. 757-596-2222. www.marinersmuseum.org. $12, $11 age 65 and older, $10 students age 13 and up, $7 ages 6 to 12, age 5 and younger free.